When the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars played each other last season, the game was decided by an officiating error. The referees missed a Jaguars false start that would've ended of the contest before they had a chance to fire off a game-winning field goal. But the call wasn't made, and Jacksonville wound up winning
With a backstory like that, it's no surprise that most experts are divided over Sunday's rematch between these two teams. The Ravens are currently 2-0, winning both games by one possession. Mike Wallace has been the biggest addition to the team, catching seven passes for 132 yards and three touchdowns in two games.
The Jaguars allowed a whopping 38 points to the San Diego Chargers last week and could have trouble stopping Joe Flacco and the Ravens' downfield passing attack. A couple of injures may compound Jacksonville's defensive problems, as cornerback Prince Amukamara and strong safety Johnathan Cyprien missed practice Wednesday.
For Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley, time is running out. He's 12-38 in Jacksonville and could get dismissed if his team lays another egg. Third-year quarterback Blake Bortles has done a lot of that so far, throwing three interceptions in two games.
But Jacksonville still has more than enough talent on offense to take advantage of a relatively weak Ravens secondary. Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns are two of the best young receivers in football -- though Robinson missed practice with an illness this week -- and Chris Ivory returned to practice this week for the first time this season as well.
This is a tough game to project. Out of the seven ESPN experts who have submitted their picks, four are siding with the Jaguars and three are picking Baltimore. Six of the eight CBS analysts are picking Jacksonville to get its first win of the season, whereas five of our NFL writers at SB Nation have the Jags coming out on top.
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