5 Biggest Games On Jacksonville Jaguars’ 2016 NFL Schedule

By Taylor Sturm

The Jacksonville Jaguars have been the laughing stock of the NFL the past few seasons, but have quietly put together a talented roster and should take a step forward this season. With the AFC South for anyone to win, beating divisional opponents will be the mostly important part of the Jaguars’ schedule next season. Here are the five most important games on the Jags’ 2016 schedule.

5 Biggest Games On Jacksonville Jaguars’ 2016 NFL Schedule
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October 2 – Indianapolis Colts

October 2 – Indianapolis Colts Credit: Jim Steve-USA TODAY Sports
Indianapolis is favored to win the AFC South, and the Jaguars open their AFC South campaign against the Colts. A big win here could go a long way for the confidence of these young Jags.

October 2 – Indianapolis Colts

Indianapolis is favored to win the AFC South, and the Jaguars open their AFC South campaign against the Colts. A big win here could go a long way for the confidence of these young Jags.

October 27 – Tennessee Titans

October 27 – Tennessee Titans  Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
On the road for this Thursday night game, Jacksonville must win this game in order to stand a chance at winning the AFC South.

October 27 – Tennessee Titans

On the road for this Thursday night game, Jacksonville must win this game in order to stand a chance at winning the AFC South.

November 13 – Houston Texans

November 13 – Houston Texans Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
In order to compete in the AFC South, Jacksonville will need to at least split the series with the Texans. This game at home will be much more winnable than their matchup later in the year.

November 13 – Houston Texans

In order to compete in the AFC South, Jacksonville will need to at least split the series with the Texans. This game at home will be much more winnable than their matchup later in the year.

October 23 – Oakland Raiders

October 23 – Oakland Raiders Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
A home game sandwiched between three away games, the matchup with the Raiders is a winnable game in which Jacksonville could be desperate for a win after the bye week.

October 23 – Oakland Raiders

A home game sandwiched between three away games, the matchup with the Raiders is a winnable game in which Jacksonville could be desperate for a win after the bye week.

December 24 – Tennessee Titans

December 24 – Tennessee Titans Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports
The Titans are on this list twice because Jacksonville cannot afford to drop a single game to Tennessee this season, if they want to have even a slight chance of finishing in the top two of the AFC South.

December 24 – Tennessee Titans

The Titans are on this list twice because Jacksonville cannot afford to drop a single game to Tennessee this season, if they want to have even a slight chance of finishing in the top two of the AFC South.

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