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New Orleans Saints at Jacksonville Jaguars: NFL Week Four Game Preview

October 1st, 2011 at 2:45 PM
By Brendan Sonnone

The Jacksonville Jaguars will face their toughest test of the early 2011 season as the Jaguars (1-2) host the high-powered New Orleans Saints (2-1.)

Jaguars 101 outlines the basics of tomorrow's game and breaks down exactly what the Jaguars have to do to pull off the upset.

Who: New Orleans Saints at Jacksonville Jaguars

When: 1 p.m. Saturday 

Where: EverBank Field

Watch: Fox


Injury Report

Jacksonville Jaguars

  • DT Tyson Alualu -Probable (Knee)
  • DE Matt Roth -Probable (Neck)
  • DT Leger Douzable -Questionable (Thigh)
  • OG Jason Spitz -Questionable (Quadriceps)
  • OT Eugene Monroe -Questionable (Shoulder)
  • S Courtney Greene -Doubtful (Neck)
  • CB Derek Cox -Doubtful (Groin)
  • WR Kassim Osgood -Doubtful (Hamstring)
  • DE Aaron Kampman -Out (Knee)
  • RB Montell Owens- Out (Knee)

New Orleans Saints

 

  • Arrington, Adrian WR – Knee Probable
  • Casillas, Jonathan LB - Foot/Knee Probable
  • Colston, Marques WR - ShoulderQuestionable
  • Harper, Roman S - Neck/Shoulder Probable
  • Herring, Will LB - Hamstring Out
  • Johnson, Tom DT - Calf  Probable
  • Kreutz, Olin - C - Knee Out
  • Porter, Tracy CB - Calf FP Probable
  • Rogers, Shaun DT - Elbow   Probable
  • Thomas, David TE - Concussion Out
  • Vilma, Jonathan LB - Knee Questionable
  • Wilson, Martez LB - Neck/shoulder Out

Prediction

The Saints are a pass-first team all the way. Drew Brees is one of the NFL's most dynamic passers because of his accuracy and ability to quickly find open receivers.  In contrast, the Jaguars have struggled to get any type of passing game going. For the Jaguars to win, they'll have to have some success through the air. Is Blaine Gabbert capable of having a breakout game against a Saints defense that has been unable to defend the pass? That's really the key to this game. Unfortunately, if Gabbert is going to have to go toe-to-toe with Brees, it'll be a matchup he'll lose every time as a rookie. It's hard to fathom the Jaguars finding a way to slow down the Saints' offense or for Gabbert and company to put up enough points to match New Orleans. Saints win this one big, 37-14 

Tags: Blaine Gabbert, Drew Brees, Football, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Jaguars, New Orleans Saints, NFL

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