If you look at the defenses the Jaguars have faced in the last month, most notably Houston in the last three weeks, the team has been under the gun to protect quarterback Chad Henne because of speed and quickness off the edge by JJ Watt and Whitney Mercilus.
This week, the Buffalo Bills come to town - sporting a front line that can be just as fast and appears to be getting better with its pass rush.
Because Mario Williams attacks from the outside and Marcel Dareus attacks from the middle, it could be a day where max protection on the offensive line is needed to make sure Henne stays upright and whoever is running the ball can get through the line.
Both teams are 4-9 this season, however while Jacksonville has won three games in a row, Buffalo has lost to Atlanta and Tampa Bay in consecutive weeks - two games this ball club could have won and been looking at 6-7 and potential of crashing the playoff party.
And of course the Jaguars are fully aware of the fact the offense, which can score points in chunks, is controlled by the arm and legs of EJ Manuel and the legs of C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson. Things could be tight in Jacksonville this weekend with both teams needing 30 points or more to capture a victory.
Should Jacksonville win on Sunday it will be the fifth win of the season - typing the team with the 2011 mark of five wins. The four wins this season doubles last season’s mark of two wins and the lowest mark the team has ever posted in a single season.
Just in case you were wondering, I predict another win at home for these Jags, a two-point dog at home. Take Jacksonville, 31-23.
Here are three bold predictions for this game.
Spiller comes home
The former Union County High stud returns home to the Jaguars fans and will have a huge game. Ironically, in 2010 when everyone was wondering if the Jaguars were going to drfat Tim Tebow, there was also speculation that Spiller was on the radar of this team. I personally thought it would be Spiller taken with the 10th overall selection, but the Bills, choosing one spot higher, took Spiller. The Jaguars took Tyson Alualu instead and Tebow was chosen 25th overall by Denver.
Mark Brunell throws a pass
This weekend is not only about the Jaguars winning the game, it is also about retiring Mark Brunell's No. 8 in the Pride of the Jaguars. Brunell remains the greatest quarterback to play for this franchise. The local high school coach and ESPN commentator predicted this team would win four games in the second half. Team owner, Shad Khan, is so excited about the prediction, he asks Brunell if he wants to play in the second half fo the game on Sunday.
Todman takes over
Spiller is not the only running back who has a huge game. If the team does not start Maurice Jones-Drew, who is questionable to play on Sunday, then look for Jordan Todman to get the start. Todman looked like a power back the Jaguars have needed in the preseason. If Todman, who is amongst the league leaders in kick returns this season, has the ball from the start of the game, he could be auditioning for a starting job somewhere else next season.