By: David Levin (@davidlevin71)
The first thing I did when I saw the complete NFL schedule for the Jacksonville Jaguars was refocus my eyes and take another look.
The NFL did not do the team with the second worst record in the league last year any favors. I fact, when you look at the four road games in the first six weeks plus a trip to London and you wonder if the Jaguars did something to make the NFL hierarchy mad.
Denver, Seattle and San Francisco (although it is considered a home game in London) do not make Jaguars’ fans happy about the first half of the season. You figure teams like Buffalo, St. Louis and Arizona will be better.
The AFC South division yields two contests each against Tennessee, Houston and Indianapolis. All six games may be hell for the Jags this season. Cleveland and Kansas City are the only two games where we could expect to be “favored” before the opening kickoff.
It’s a huge journey this team will travel on and the magic carpet in Shad Khan’s master plan may not be strong enough to weather the bumps and bruises this team will feel this season.
Part of me feels sorry for the Jaguars. Part of me feels this is all part of the growing process.
Can the team weather the storm ahead? How will this team function against Oakland and Seattle on the West cCoast? Will Peyton Manning carve this team up again in Denver?
This just hurts to look at. I suppose the team just needs to grin and bear it and hope for good things to pull this team through. I can see five wins at best for this team. Possibly less but nothing more.
Hopefully, I can be proven wrong.
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