2015 Season NFL Football Past Picks
August 22, 2015
Jacksonville at New York
Saturday 08/22 07:30 PM Eastern
1 unit on New York -2.5 (-120) (risk 1 to return 1.83) RESULT: WIN
Jacksonville got a win in the preseason opener, but that was at home. Now they head out on the road in rebuilding mode with a bad quarterback rotation of Blake Bortles, Chad Henne, Steve Morris and Jeff Tuel. After working his players hard in camp last week Gus Bradley didn't have the Jaguars practice in full pads much of this week, more interested in taking it easy on them. Jacksonville is rebuilding on the offensive line and last week allowed two sacks and got just 3.1 yards per rush. The defensive unit was torched on the first series of last week's game against the Steelers. The pass rush was invisible and cornerback Davon House, one of the Jaguars' top free agent signees, was torched by Steelers' WR Martavis Bryant for a 44-yard touchdown. They face a New York Giants team off a bad road game, losing at the Bengals 23-10. They still topped 100 yards rushing and averaged a solid 4.4 yards per carry. The Giants have a fine one-two August QB punch with Eli Manning and Ryan Nassib, and have home field for this one. Coach Tom Coughlin is 5-1 his last six preseason games, including 7-4 in week two. Look for a strong effort by the home team. Take the Giants.