Jacksonville Jaguars: Expect another offensive shootout vs. Saints

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - OCTOBER 06: James Bradberry #24 of the Carolina Panthers tries to stop D.J. Chark #17 of the Jacksonville Jaguars from getting in the end zone during their game at Bank of America Stadium on October 06, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - OCTOBER 06: James Bradberry #24 of the Carolina Panthers tries to stop D.J. Chark #17 of the Jacksonville Jaguars from getting in the end zone during their game at Bank of America Stadium on October 06, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) /
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The Jacksonville Jaguars will host the New Orleans Saints on Sunday in Week 6. You can expect to see an offensive shootout.

Gardner Minshew and the Jacksonville Jaguars face a red hot New Orleans Saints team on Sunday. The Saints have won three consecutive games in this young NFL season. In this Week 6 matchup, will the Jaguars defense be able to stop the Saints offensive stars?

Alvin Kamara is an elite running back. He can hurt you as a runner and a pass receiver. Sounds like Christian McCaffrey, right? Michael Thomas is the Saints No. 1 receiver. He can stretch the defense with elite route-running. Jacksonville will have their hands full with the Saints offense.

Luckily for Jacksonville, Drew Brees will not play in this game. He is recovering from surgery after a thumb injury. Teddy Bridgewater will be the Saints starting quarterback. The Jaguars defense must pressure him all game long.

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Bridgewater has completed 85 of 121 passes for 849 yards with six touchdowns. His quarterback rating is 99.5. He has been sacked seven times through four games.

One of the most surprising things about this season has been the Jaguars offense. They have been able to move the ball and score points. Minshew has played very well since replacing Nick Foles in Week 1. Foles is recovering from a broken collarbone.

D.J. Chark has emerged as a dangerous target in the passing game. The Jaguars receiving corps is getting better in each game. Minshew and Chark are developing chemistry like Mark Brunell and Jimmy Smith had in seasons past.

Leonard Fournette is the locomotive in the Jaguars rushing attack. In 2019, he has carried the ball 95 times for 512 yards. He is averaging an amazing 5.4 yards per carry. His rushing success has opened up the Jaguars passing attack.

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The game appears to be headed towards another offensive shootout. Jacksonville will have a difficult time stopping the Saints offense. New Orleans will have a difficult time stopping Minshew magic. The Jaguars defense will have to take the “bend, but not break” approach.

Expect to see both teams moving the ball downfield. Just like in Carolina, whichever offense has the ball last might win.