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Jaguars are back in prime time in 2018

Jamil King

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Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars will look to surge back into the thick of the AFC Title race this season following last season’s successful campaign.

The Jags will kick off the season on the road against the New York Giants week one. It’s a Tom Coughlin homecoming at Metlife Stadium, as Coughlin led the Giants to two Super bowl victories as Giants head coach.

Following that the Jags get their AFC championship rematch with the Patriots. Surprisingly this isn’t a prime time match up, but will be a 4:25 Eastern start at TIAA Bank Stadium to open the home slate.

After being one of two teams along with Cleveland that didn’t have a prime time game last season, that is no more. The Jags will face the Pittsburgh Steelers week 11 on Sunday Night Football. The Jags were able to defeat the Steelers twice, both on the road in 2017, and it will be a playoff rematch.

Week 14 they travel to Nashville to take on the Titans also under the lights on Thursday night football. They face the Titans for the first time in week 3. Coming off of getting swept by the division rival they look for better fortune this time around.

As we wrote earlier on Thursday, the NFL announced that the Jaguars 2018 London “home game” will be played Sunday October 28th at Wembley Stadium against the Eagles at 9:30 a.m. Eastern. Jacksonville has won their previous two games in the U.K. with a rout of the Ravens last year, and they got their first win of 2016 over the Colts in London.

The Jags get their BYE on week 9 right in the middle of the season.

They face the Houston Texans on weeks 7 and 17 and that finale’ could have a lot riding on it. They then meet South opponent Colts weeks 10 and 13. Coming off of sweeping both teams they will look to continue the success. Though they defeated two teams with no Andrew Luck and Deshaun Watson.

It will be a challenge for Doug Marrone, Blake Bortles, Leonard Fournette, and Calais Campbell etc. to be a team that many are expecting big things from this season.

Jamil King is a young draft pick working his way up the depth chart on the F.F.I. roster, who enjoys watching and writing about all of Florida’s football teams.

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