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Detroit Lions vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Pick & Prediction OCT 18TH 2020

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Inconsistency has plagued the Detroit Lions and Jacksonville Jaguars. At least, that's what their coaches have to say about their one-win teams.

 

Both sides will look for steadier performances when they clash at Jacksonville on Sunday.

 

The Lions (1-3) are coming off a bye week after losing at home to New Orleans 35-29 on Oct. 4. They notched their lone victory, a three-point triumph in Arizona, the previous week.

 

"Right now, we're just too inconsistent," Detroit's third-year coach Matt Patricia said. "We'd like to make sure that the stuff we're doing well, we'd like to see it every single play."

 

Patricia and GM Bob Quinn are on the hot seat as the franchise continues to struggle along.

 

Even with a healthy Matthew Stafford, the Lions haven't clicked on offense. Stafford has thrown just three interceptions but each one has been costly. He's also missed numerous open receivers and hasn't reach the 300-yard mark in any game.

 

Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell believes Stafford's footwork is partially to blame after the veteran quarterback missed the second half of last season with a back injury.

 

"I think when you simplify it as easy as you can for the quarterback -- I had a small conversation with him about it -- I think it usually goes back to your feet," Bevell said.

 

Matchups against Jacksonville and Atlanta (Oct. 25), which just fired coach Dan Quinn, give the Lions and their quarterback a chance to turn things around. But victories don't come on paper.

 

"For us, look, we've only got one win," Patricia said. "We've got to go out and play well. Doesn't really matter what the opponent's record is at that point."

 

The Jaguars (1-4) defeated Indianapolis in their opener but a second victory has proved elusive. On Sunday, they were thrashed by previously winless Houston, 30-14.

 

Jacksonville hasn't been making many impact plays on defense. It has just five sacks and hasn't forced a fumble. The Jags did make two interceptions against the Texans but failed to cash in, missing a field goal after the first pick and losing a fumble after the second.

 

"I thought they were two really good plays. Those are the things you have do and do it consistently," coach Doug Marrone said. "We've shown we can do it at times, but we haven't put it all together.

 

"You look at what we did offensively after those turnovers, and we didn't really come up with anything. You can't let that stuff go. I think we're doing enough not to give the game away but we're not doing enough to get the game in our favor," Marrone said.

 

Quarterback Gardner Minshew has thrown 40 or more passes in each of those losses and Marrone would like to see his team run the ball more often. It would help if it weren't playing from behind.

 

"I love it when you get up on a team and balance is easy," he said. "It always works out that way. It's a whole lot easier."

 

The Jags have a number of injury concerns, particularly on offense.

 

Wide receivers D.J. Chark (ankle) and Laviska Shenault (hamstring) and tight end Tyler Eifert (neck) missed Wednesday's practice. Linebacker Dakota Allen (foot) and cornerback Chris Claybrooks (quad) also sat out.

 

The Lions' biggest question mark is cornerback Desmond Trufant (hamstring), who missed Wednesday's practice. Backup tight end Hunter Bryant (concussion) also sat out. Safety C.J. Moore (calf), linebacker Christian Jones (knee) and center Frank Ragnow (groin) were limited.

 

--Field Level Media

 

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Detroit Lions

Jacksonville Jaguars

Player Position Lineup
Jason Cabinda primary: Fullback Starter
Tyrell Crosby primary: Right Tackle Starter
Taylor Decker primary: Left Tackle Starter
Trey Flowers primary: Defensive End Starter
Kenny Golladay primary: Wide Receiver Starter
T.J. Hockenson primary: Tight End Starter
Marvin Jones Jr. primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Amani Oruwariye primary: Cornerback Starter
Frank Ragnow primary: Center Starter
Matthew Stafford primary: Quarterback Starter
Jahlani Tavai primary: Linebacker Starter
Tracy Walker primary: Safety Starter
Duron Harmon primary: Safety Starter
Nick Williams primary: Defensive Tackle Starter
Halapoulivaati Vaitai primary: Right Guard Starter
Jamie Collins Sr. primary: Linebacker Starter
Danny Shelton primary: Defensive Tackle Starter
Jeff Okudah primary: Cornerback Starter
Jonah Jackson primary: Left Guard Starter
John Penisini primary: Defensive End Starter
Adrian Peterson primary: Runningback Starter
Chris Jones primary: Linebacker Starter
Oday Aboushi primary: Offensive Linesman Substitution
Jamal Agnew primary: Runningback Substitution
Danny Amendola primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Joe Dahl primary: Offensive Tackle Substitution
Jarrad Davis primary: Linebacker Substitution
Marvin Hall primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Da'Shawn Hand primary: Defensive Linesman Substitution
Will Harris primary: Safety Substitution
Jesse James primary: Tight End Substitution
Kerryon Johnson primary: Runningback Substitution
Miles Killebrew primary: Safety Substitution
C.J. Moore primary: Safety Substitution
Isaac Nauta primary: Tight End Substitution
Romeo Okwara primary: Defensive End Substitution
Matt Prater primary: Kicker Substitution
Jalen Reeves-Maybin primary: Linebacker Substitution
Jack Fox primary: Punter Substitution
Matt Nelson primary: Offensive Tackle Substitution
Don Muhlbach primary: Long Snapper Substitution
Jayron Kearse primary: Defensive Back Substitution
Tony McRae primary: Cornerback Substitution
Reggie Ragland primary: Linebacker Substitution
Darryl Roberts primary: Cornerback Substitution
D'Andre Swift primary: Runningback Substitution
Julian Okwara primary: Defensive End Substitution
David Blough primary: Quarterback Not active
Kenny Wiggins primary: Guard Not active
Chase Daniel primary: Quarterback Did not play
Desmond Trufant primary: Cornerback Not active
Elijah Lee primary: Linebacker Not active
Logan Stenberg primary: Offensive Linesman Not active
Quintez Cephus primary: Wide Receiver Not active
Player Position Lineup
Taven Bryan primary: Defensive Tackle Starter
A.J. Cann primary: Right Guard Starter
DJ Chark Jr. primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Myles Jack primary: Weak Linebacker Starter
Brandon Linder primary: Center Starter
Gardner Minshew II primary: Quarterback Starter
Andrew Norwell primary: Left Guard Starter
James O'Shaughnessy primary: Tight End Starter
Cam Robinson primary: Left Tackle Starter
Jawaan Taylor primary: Right Tackle Starter
Jarrod Wilson primary: Free Safety Starter
Josh Jones primary: Strong Safety Starter
Joe Schobert primary: Middle Linebacker Starter
C.J. Henderson primary: Left Cornerback Starter
K'Lavon Chaisson primary: Defensive End Starter
Laviska Shenault Jr. primary: Wide Receiver Starter
Davon Hamilton primary: Defensive Tackle Starter
James Robinson primary: Runningback Starter
Adam Gotsis primary: Defensive End Starter
Bruce Miller primary: Fullback Starter
Sidney Jones primary: Cornerback Starter
Kamalei Correa primary: Linebacker Starter
Dakota Allen primary: Linebacker Substitution
Keelan Cole Sr. primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Chris Conley primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Logan Cooke primary: Punter Substitution
Tre Herndon primary: Cornerback Substitution
Will Richardson Jr. primary: Offensive Linesman Substitution
Tyler Shatley primary: Offensive Linesman Substitution
Dawuane Smoot primary: Defensive Linesman Substitution
Brandon Watson primary: Safety Substitution
Quincy Williams primary: Linebacker Substitution
Tyler Eifert primary: Tight End Substitution
Ben Bartch primary: Offensive Linesman Substitution
Shaquille Quarterman primary: Linebacker Substitution
Daniel Thomas primary: Safety Substitution
Collin Johnson primary: Wide Receiver Substitution
Tyler Davis primary: Tight End Substitution
Chris Claybrooks primary: Cornerback Substitution
Doug Costin primary: Defensive Tackle Substitution
Ross Matiscik primary: Long Snapper Substitution
Chris Thompson primary: Runningback Substitution
Caraun Reid primary: Defensive Tackle Substitution
Dare Ogunbowale primary: Runningback Substitution
Jabaal Sheard primary: Defensive End Substitution
Jonathan Brown primary: Kicker Substitution
Josh Allen primary: Defensive End Not active
Abry Jones primary: Defensive Tackle Not active
Dede Westbrook primary: Wide Receiver Not active
Josiah Scott primary: Cornerback Did not play
Jake Luton primary: Quarterback Not active
Luq Barcoo primary: Cornerback Not active
Mike Glennon primary: Quarterback Did not play
Daniel Ekuale primary: Defensive Tackle Not active

Detroit Lions

Jacksonville Jaguars

  • Match Start
  • Period 1
  • MIN 1
    • scoring-play
    • Field Goal
    • 31 Yards
    • FG Kicker: Jonathan Brown
  • MIN 7
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Rush
    • 1 Yards
    • Rusher: Adrian Peterson
    • Conv Kicker: Matt Prater
  • Period 2
  • MIN 1
    • scoring-play
    • Field Goal
    • 31 Yards
    • FG Kicker: Matt Prater
  • MIN 13
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Rush
    • 1 Yards
    • Conv Kicker: Matt Prater
    • Rusher: D'Andre Swift
  • Period 3
  • MIN 3
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Rush
    • 6 Yards
    • Rusher: Gardner Minshew II
    • Conv Kicker: Jonathan Brown
  • MIN 7
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 1 Yards
    • Pass Receiver: T.J. Hockenson
    • Conv Kicker: Matt Prater
    • Passer: Matthew Stafford
  • Period 4
  • MIN 5
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Pass
    • 14 Yards
    • Pass Receiver: James Robinson
    • Conv Receiver: James Robinson
    • Passer: Gardner Minshew II
    • Conv Passer: Gardner Minshew II
  • MIN 8
    • scoring-play
    • Field Goal
    • 41 Yards
    • FG Kicker: Matt Prater
  • MIN 13
    • scoring-play
    • Touchdown
    • Rush
    • 6 Yards
    • Rusher: D'Andre Swift
    • Conv Kicker: Matt Prater
  • Match End

GAMES

Last 10

W 20% L 80%
2 8
  • Minnesota L 37 - 35
  • Tampa Bay L 47 - 7
  • @Tennessee L 25 - 46
  • Green Bay L 31 - 24
  • @Chicago W 34 - 30
  • Houston L 41 - 25
  • @Carolina L 0 - 20
  • Washington W 27 - 30
  • @Minnesota L 20 - 34
  • Indianapolis L 41 - 21
W 0% L 100%
0 10
  • @Indianapolis L 14 - 28
  • Chicago L 41 - 17
  • @Baltimore L 14 - 40
  • Tennessee L 31 - 10
  • @Minnesota L 24 - 27
  • Cleveland L 27 - 25
  • Pittsburgh L 27 - 3
  • @Green Bay L 20 - 24
  • Houston L 27 - 25
  • @L.A. Chargers L 29 - 39

Last Meetings

  • Lions @ Jaguars 34-16
  • Jaguars @ Lions 19-26
  • Lions @ Jaguars 22-17
  • Jaguars @ Lions 12-13
  • Lions @ Jaguars 31-14
  • Jaguars @ Lions 38-14

American Football Conference

AFC EastWL DPRCGBHOMEAWAYPAST L10
Buffalo Bills133 0.8130.00.00.0 7-16-29-0-1
Miami Dolphins106 0.6253.00.00.0 5-35-37-0-3
New England Patriots79 0.4386.00.00.0 5-32-65-0-5
New York Jets214 0.12511.00.00.0 1-71-72-0-8
AFC NorthWL DPRCGBHOMEAWAYPAST L10
Pittsburgh Steelers124 0.7500.00.00.0 7-15-36-0-4
Baltimore Ravens115 0.6881.00.00.0 5-36-26-0-4
Cleveland Browns115 0.6881.00.00.0 6-25-37-0-3
Cincinnati Bengals411 1.2677.50.00.0 3-51-63-1-7
AFC SouthWL DPRCGBHOMEAWAYPAST L10
Indianapolis Colts115 0.6880.00.00.0 6-25-37-0-3
Tennessee Titans115 0.6880.00.00.0 5-36-26-0-4
Houston Texans412 0.2507.00.00.0 2-62-63-0-7
Jacksonville Jaguars115 0.06310.00.00.0 1-70-81-0-10
AFC WestWL DPRCGBHOMEAWAYPAST L10
Kansas City Chiefs142 0.8750.00.00.0 6-28-09-0-1
Las Vegas Raiders88 0.5006.00.00.0 2-66-25-0-5
Los Angeles Chargers79 0.4387.00.00.0 4-43-55-0-5
Denver Broncos511 0.3139.00.00.0 2-63-53-0-7

National Football Conference

NFC EastWL DPRCGBHOMEAWAYPAST L10
Washington Football Team79 0.4380.00.00.0 3-54-46-0-4
Dallas Cowboys610 0.3751.00.00.0 4-42-64-0-6
New York Giants610 0.3751.00.00.0 3-53-55-0-5
Philadelphia Eagles411 1.2672.50.00.0 3-41-73-1-7
NFC NorthWL DPRCGBHOMEAWAYPAST L10
Green Bay Packers133 0.8130.00.00.0 7-16-28-0-2
Chicago Bears88 0.5005.00.00.0 3-55-33-0-7
Minnesota Vikings79 0.4386.00.00.0 3-54-46-0-4
Detroit Lions511 0.3138.00.00.0 1-74-42-0-8
NFC SouthWL DPRCGBHOMEAWAYPAST L10
New Orleans Saints124 0.7500.00.00.0 6-26-28-0-2
Tampa Bay Buccaneers115 0.6881.00.00.0 5-36-27-0-3
Carolina Panthers511 0.3137.00.00.0 2-63-52-0-8
Atlanta Falcons412 0.2508.00.00.0 2-62-63-0-7
NFC WestWL DPRCGBHOMEAWAYPAST L10
Seattle Seahawks124 0.7500.00.00.0 7-15-37-0-3
Los Angeles Rams106 0.6252.00.00.0 6-24-46-0-4
Arizona Cardinals88 0.5004.00.00.0 4-44-44-0-6
San Francisco 49ers610 0.3756.00.00.0 1-75-33-0-7

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