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We have a very interesting game here people, as rookie sensation Cam Newton will face fellow rookie quarterback Blaine Gabbert when the Jags and Panthers face off this Sunday.
Blaine Gabbert will be getting his first NFL start as the Jaguars are looking to rebound after a tough loss to the Jets last Sunday. Jacksonville was left with no other decision than to go with the rookie after the way former starter Luke McCown played.
The Jacksonville defense will be looking to regain their form also after facing a tough Jets offense. They will have their hands full having to face Cam Newton. Newton has put up huge numbers in his first two starts as an NFL quarterback. He has yet to reach the most important stat though, and that’s a win. The only way for the Panthers to achieve that win is to somehow find a way to get DeAngelo Williams jump started in the run game, especially in the red zone.
Expect to see two defenses going all out this Sunday, as I think that both coordinators are going to see just how much these rookies can handle. I think Cam will put up good numbers, but until his running game arrives he won’t get that W.
I think that Jacksonville will keep their plan simple and rely on MJD to carry the load.The Panthers will finally find a way to run the ball and Newton will have a solid day, not huge numbers, but their first win.
Prediction: Carolina 24, Jacksonville 14