The NFL didn’t make issues straightforward on the Jaguars.
The league introduced on Sunday night that they flexed the Jaguars-Titans sport to Saturday evening. The winner of that sport would be the AFC South champion and declare the No. 4 seed within the AFC playoffs.
The Titans misplaced 27-13 on Thursday evening to the Cowboys. With it already recognized that the Week 18 sport in Jacksonville would resolve the division, Tennessee rested a handful of starters — together with star operating again Derrick Henry — for the sport towards Dallas.
The Jaguars opted to play their starters for Sunday’s sport towards the Texans — a 31-3 rout of the NFL’s worst group. The NFL may have opted to place the sport on Sunday to permit the Jaguars a full week of relaxation for the essential matchup.
Trevor Lawrence (proper) and Travis Etienne Jr. have fun for the Jaguars on Jan. 1, 2023.Getty Photographs
“I’d like to play Sunday, clearly, to have these subsequent couple of days,” Jaguars coach Doug Pederson stated after the win in Houston earlier than the NFL’s resolution.
“However we’ll play once they ask us or inform us to play, and our guys can be able to go. If I may choose, I’d choose Sunday.”
There was a thought, given the win-and-in nature of the sport, that the NFL would put the sport on Sunday evening. As an alternative, that primetime slot stays an unknown because the league has not introduced what sport it’ll flex there, but.
The Packers-Lions matchup in Inexperienced Bay is a risk. The Packers will earn a playoff spot with a victory. The Lions may even have a win-and-in situation if the Seahawks lose to the Rams that day.
Joshua Dobbs taking part in for the Titans on Dec. 29, 2022.Getty Photographs
The Titans have a choice to make at quarterback after beginning Joshua Dobbs over struggling rookie Malik Willis towards the Cowboys. Dobbs, who was signed off the Lions observe squad in early December, accomplished 20 of 39 passes for 212 yards with one landing and one interception. Veteran Ryan Tannehill is out for season after present process ankle surgical procedure.
The Jaguars have gained 4 straight to place themselves in place to win the division in Pederson’s first season.