The Jacksonville Jaguars and the Washington Commanders aren’t exactly Super Bowl contenders, but they still are intriguing franchises with a lot to offer for football-hungry fans and bettors. Check out our preview of this Jaguars vs Commanders game in Week 1 of the 2022 NFL regular season.
Betting Preview for the Jacksonville Jaguars vs Washington Commanders Week 1 Game on September 11, 2022
Where: FedEx Field, Landover, Maryland
When: Sunday, September 11, 2022, 1:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: NFL Network
Betting on the Jacksonville Jaguars (+3)
Regular Season Record: 0-0
After a disappointing 2021 campaign in which they finished 3-14,k the Jaguars will try again. With Trevor Lawrence entering his second year in the pros and without the controversies that hounded them in 2021 when they still hadUrban Meyer as head coach. This time, the Jaguars are coached by Doug Pederson, who is hoping that Jacksonville will be able to take that next step. Last season was full of struggles for Lawrence, but he still showed plenty of promise, throwing for 3,641 yards and 12 touchdowns with 17 interceptions. Those interceptions were all part of the growing pains as a rookie playing for a lackluster football franchise. However, the Jaguars’ offense has more reasons to be excited about, especially with running back Travis Etienne finally healthy. Jacksonville also spent three of their first four picks in the 2022 NFL Draft on defensive pieces, including first-pick overall and defensive end Travon Walker.
The Under is 4-1 in the Jaguars’ last five September games.
Betting on the Washington Commanders (-3)
Regular Season Record: 0-0
The Commanders have a bit of an upgrade under center, with Carson Wentz coming to town via a trade with the Indianapolis Colts in the offseason. Wentz used to be one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, and while that’s no longer the case, he does appear to be a more stable option to run the offense than Taylor Heinicke, who did last year. In 2021, the Commanders averaged just 19.7 points and 323.6 total yards per game – both sub-20 numbers in the NFL. Unfortunately for the Commanders, rookie running back Brian Robinson will not be available in Week 1 as he continues to recuperate from injuries he sustained in a recent shooting incident. Washington still has Antonio Gibson, who is a little prone to fumbles but is definitely an athletic and talented running back who rushed for 1,037 yards and seven touchdowns in 2021. And then there’s wide receiver Terry McLaurin, whose numbers should get an uptick with Wentz now as the team’sQB.
The Commanders are 6-2-1 against the spread in their last nine games overall.
The Commanders win, 20-17.
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