Jaguars/Eagles and Colts/Raider game preview – stats, reffing crew, passing charts and more

Because the Texans played Thursday night and the Titans have a bye week, this AFCS south Jaguars/Eagles and Colts/Raider game preview is short. In case you’re just dying to read the Texans one, click HERE for the analysis.

Eagles (3-4) vs Jaguars (3-4) 9:30 AM NFL Network LONDON

Referee Crew

jaguars:eagles ref crew

The London games are a big deal to the NFL because they’re a cash cow, so this crew should be fairly good, a change of pace for the mostly bad ones who’ve officiated at all the Jaguars home games.

The Eagles are in pretty dang good shape because they still have actual starters (healthy ones) in their line-up. Below is a good list half way through the season.

The Jaguars, on the other hand is literally missing 1/2 their starters on IR. To make matter worse, AJ Bouye is out. And they put LB Donald Payne on IR. They added CB Dee Delaney from the practice squad to the 53.

The pundits outside of Jacksonville keep freaking out about the team as is they’re losing with a healthy team. As if Bortles has had his WR1, RB1, TE1 and LT1 to work with. I’m sick of other teams getting a whoa is me for their beat-up teams and Jax, gets a, WHAT HAPPENED IN JACKSONVILLE?!

Injuries are what happened and the players are really bummed because they know neither side of the ball is playing with anywhere near a championship roster. To make matters worse, there’s nothing that can be done, so it’s a helpless feeling.

Their IR list would make any team in the NFL a contender and they know it.

The Jaguars have an excuse for their cliff dive, but the Eagles do not. I’m not sure what’s going on there other than a Super Bowl hangover is real. They’re a team that seems as if it isn’t focused.

The good and bad news is that can be fixed – the bad news is it could happen in London. Philly can afford to miss the playoffs this season because their ring buys them time, for the Jags, their fans got a taste of winning after so long without and they’re not happy.

A win would be huge, keeping them in contention for the AFCS and maybe they go make one big trade by the deadline for A *#ING TIGHT END. If they lose, we could see a fire sale to set up for the draft next season.

3-5 and two games back from the Texans (and in a tie for last if the Colts win) is bleak. 4-4 and getting a bye keeps hope alive with maybe a 10-6 record.

Moving on from the what ifs, to what the is. When it comes to passing TD’s, Philly has 11 and Jax, 10. The difference is, Bortles has 9 interceptions and the Eagles only have two. That’s the game right there.

The rush per yards for Jax is better, believe it or not considering that TJ Yeldon has had to be the leading back, but Philly has 6 TD’s to Jags’ 2. Jacksonville is first at allowing passing TD’s (only 6); however, that was with AJ Bouye and a healthier secondary that’s going to be fielded on Sunday. Not to mention a sober and rested Barry Church.

Meanwhile, Philly has allowed 10, so if the offense can get anything going with new addition, Carlos Hyde, the play-action pass could be where it’s seen. Philly typically plays a safety high and Bortles is able to find the holes left because of it. If the WR’s can catch the ball, they have a chance to put up points.

Philly has kept a low 4 rushing TDs and Jax is at 6. While I’d say the Eagles should take advantage of the Jags poor rushing defense, missing so many in the secondary may make them go to the air and rack up points.

With linebackers now an issue, Jax defense is vulnerable across the board. Actually, with Barry Church and Ronnie Harrison being complete douches and putting fun over the team, I think we lose. Breathing fire as I just read what they did while writing this.

Here’s the bottom line: we could see a role reversal IF the offense cuts out the turnovers, and Jeremy Parnell pulls his drunk head out of his ass because the Eagles defense isn’t tops at anything. They’re a good team for the Jags to face and if Bouye wasn’t hurt, Church and Harrison idiots, I’d feel comfortable in them winning this “home” game.

This week 7 passing chart is sad, but will say, the incompletions were due to many drops over bad throws.

borltes passing charts week 8

Wentz is clearly a better passer, one who would’ve been slowed with the defense from the first four weeks, but this one? Tough to see.

wentz passing charts week 8

Carlos Hyde has the weight of all Jaguars hopes and dreams on his shoulders because without him, this run-first team is DOA. And clearly, the defense doesn’t care based on a night of drinking and arrests in London.

Colts (2-5) vs Raiders (1-5) 4:05 CBS

Referee Crew

colts:raiders ref crew

This isn’t up to date as Cody has been felled with illness (I swear I didn’t give it him), but I believe all the DNP’s are out and Jack Doyle is a go.

For a bunch of senior citizens, the Raiders are looking in pretty good shape. Maybe that’s the key. However, if they had a pass rusher they could win this game, but Andrew Luck without pressure is like ringing the TD dinner bell.

Oakland lost Beast mode and that’s a huge blow since they were already at the bottom for rushing TDs. They have company down there with Indy, but Carr has only thrown 7 TD’s to Luck’s 20.

Yes, 20 and that’s the game. Tough to write more than that. Oakland is 19th in allowing passing TDs and second to last for best QB rating. For those who own Andrew Luck in FF, they must be dancing, it’s tough to see the men in black and silver slowing hi down.

For defense, Indy is tied for eighth in passing TD’s allowed which isn’t good news for Derek Carr.

When it comes to stopping the rush, neither team is burning down the house; however, neither is burning down the house with their backs.

carr passing stats week 8

In between getting sacked last week, Carr threw as far as my grandma can. Luck has receivers who drop a lot of his passes, so these charts don’t show that.

luck passing stats week 8

There’s just not a lot to say about these two teams. Both aren’t very good, but one has a top notch quarterback. The other is dependent on scheme and it’s clear that Carr is struggling with yet another coaching change.

On paper and for the eye test, the Colts have the edge which I wish wasn’t the case because if they win and the Jags lose, which based on recent behavior they should, a Colts win puts Jags in a tie for last.

Everything I wrote about injury excuses goes out the window when at least three starters go out drinking and staying up late before a game. That attitude says they don’t give a damn. That’s a losing mentality and a cancer in a locker room. If Doug Marrone doesn’t cut it out, this season is OVER.

AFCS Week 8 Thursday Injury Report

AFCS Week 8 Thursday Injury Report

This may not get out until after the game, but I think Jules posted the game review with the Texans and Dolphins charts I gave her, so it’s all good. Plus, their injury reports were set yesterday, no changes to report. AFCS Week 8 Thursday Injury Report

Dolphins (4-3) vs Texans (4-3) THURSDAY 8:20 FOX

Eagles (3-4) vs Jaguars (3-4) 9:30 AM NFL Network LONDON

Eagles fans are whining about their injury report – bite me. Take a look at Jacksonville’s.

Not only did the Jaguars add Bouye to the Out list, but put ANOTHER player on IR –  LB Donald Payne and that kills. They added CB Dee Delaney from the practice squad to the 53. At this point, they should hire a college team to fill in. The illness bothers me because Jules landed in the hospital with the stomach bug and that crap is all over Jax. It mows down everyone in its path.

Donte Fowler back on the list, the bye week can’t get here soon enough!

Colts (2-5) vs Raiders (1-5) 4:05 CBS

While the Colts have been slowly getting better, it looks like they may have had a set back to a couple players and they added one.

Finally got an injury report on the Raiders after growing as old as their team waiting for one. Maybe the Jags need to grow old and their team would be in better shape because Oakland isn’t looking too shabby injury-wise.

There you have it for this Thursday, October 25th, 2018. Check back tomorrow for the Friday report which also includes the statuses for the games.

AFSC Week 8 Wednesday Injury Report – game status for the Texans/Dolphins

Unusual week for the AFC South: Tennessee has a bye, the Texans are on Thursday, the Jags in London and in a battle of the worst match-ups, is the Colts vs the Raiders.Here is the AFSC Week 8 Wednesday Injury Report.

Dolphins (4-3) vs Texans (4-3) THURSDAY 8:20 FOX

Sorry, forgot about this being a Thursday game and didn’t keep track of the rest of their week.

At first glance, Miami looks to be in bad shape, but most of their players were FP.

dolphins week 8 wednesday injury report

Oh, what a shame, after playing the Jags the Texans are all beat up.

texans week 8 wednesday injury report

Eagles (3-4) vs Jaguars (3-4) 9:30 AM NFL Network LONDON

For Philly, their list looks a little beat up, but two are NIR. Although, seeing their OL has issues must trouble them like us.

eagles week 8 wednesday injury report

Here we go, the last week our guys have to play before getting a much needed bye and hopefully clear all these names off the list.

jaguars week 8 wednesday injury report

Colts (2-5) vs Raiders (1-5) 4:05 CBS

Except for the SF – Cardinals game, can’t think of a worse pairing to watch.

The Colts, who used to have a phone book length of ailments, are shrinking it to a small menu.

colts week 8 wednesday injury report

Who knows what’s going on with Oakland? I can’t find an injury report, I’ll add one in, when one pops up.