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The Jacksonville Jaguars fell to 0-4 last night after a competitive match against the Cincinnati Bengals.
There were a few positive signs in their loss but they are still learning how to win as a group and manage a game.
No doubt the Jaguars will be on their first win sooner rather than later but Week 4 offers a number of interesting match-ups, with all eyes on New England versus Tampa Bay to see if it will be Tom Brady or Bill Belichick who will emerge as the winner.
But what about the other teams who have yet to win a game this season? The New York Jets, the Indianapolis Colts, the New York Giants and the Detroit Lions have all yet to taste any success. Are any of them capable of winning this week or will they still remain under huge pressure going into Week 5?
New York Jets
I don’t think many are surprised that the Jets are 0-3 at the moment. With rookie quarterback, rookie head coach and a number of rookies on the defensive side, it’s to be expected. They have only scored 20 points after three games, which is a major concern.
Zach Wilson has struggled with only two passing touchdowns to his name and seven interceptions. It doesn’t help when you are behind an offensive line that has given up 15 sacks already and defensively they are a mess.
The Jets host the Tennessee Titans this week and it’s going to be a tough day for the Jets no matter what. The Titans haven’t really been impressive as a 2-1 start should be but still, they have a positive record. The Titans on defence are nothing special but offensively that is a different story as they currently rank seventh in total offence after three matches.
The Titans will be without receivers AJ Brown and Julio Jones for this match which is a huge blow. Still, the Titans will have Derrick Henry, who should dominate against the Jets defence this Sunday and I expect the Jets to fall to 0-4.
The Colts have been so disappointing to watch after three matches. There were high expectations for this group during the offseason and they have yet to deliver. Carson Wentz has struggled and the offensive line is already banged up. Their defence has been average to say the least with the best performance being against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 2.
They will travel to Miami to face the Dolphins, who have their own troubles to start the year. The Dolphins were over-hyped during the offseason and we are starting to see who the Dolphins really are. This is the game where the Colts finally get a win on the board and Wentz finally has a big game.
The Colts are going to need it as if they fall to 0-4, it is panic time with their next game against the Baltimore Ravens on the road. Still, I will pick the Colts to win against the Dolphins by a field goal.
New York Giants
0-4 is extremely likely here. The Giants have been underwhelming to watch after three weeks. Their defence has its moments and they have a number of elite offensive weapons now on their roster but still manage to find a way to lose every week. Their matches against the Washington Football Team and the Atlanta Falcons are both perfect examples. The highlights show how badly they are managing the game and the questionable play-calling from their head coach.
The hate for Daniel Jones is a little unfair at times, but other times I can understand where fans are coming from.
The Giants have a good roster and really shouldn’t be 0-4. Now they go and face the New Orleans Saints who looked amazing in Week 1, then looked beyond awful in Week 2 and then looked excellent against the Patriots last week.
I cannot see the Giants beating the Saints when the Saints return home for the first time this season. It will be an emotional return for the Saints and their fans, given what they have recently endured after Hurricane Ida.
It was such a Lions way to lose last week against the Ravens. A 66-yard field goal from Justin Tucker with only a few seconds left on the clock to win was just unbelievable. Still, the Lions played well and should have won against the Ravens.
To give the Lions some credit, they have been playing better than what many expected. Last week was a gut-wrenching way to lose and they now need to walk into Chicago to face a division rival in the Bears.
With the way the Bears have been playing (especially after last week), I am predicting that the Lions walk out of Chicago with the win. Say what you want to about Jared Goff, but he is an experienced quarterback which is more than what the Bears can offer this Sunday.
Justin Fields struggled badly last week, it was not pretty to watch and I expect the Lions defence to put nothing but pressure on the young quarterback. Pretty much just follow what the Browns did last week and the Lions win.
Titans defeat Jets.
Colts defeat Dolphins.
Saints defeat Giants.
Lions defeat Bears.