JagNation Game Preview: Jaguars vs. Packers

The Jaguars will travel to lovely Green Bay, Wisconsin to take on the Packers for the first time since December 19, 2004, a game in which the Jaguars entered the frozen tundra as 10 point underdogs, and pulled off a 28-25 upset of the playoff bound Packers.

That game, in football terms, is ancient history, and we will look forward to the third game of the preseason, which is the one that most resembles a real game. The Jaguars offensive starters are likely going to play all of the first half (with the exception of the running backs), and possibly into the second half, according to head coach Jack Del Rio.

Five most important things:
    1. For the love of God.. leave Wisconsin healthy - Team health is always the most important thing in preseason, and after last weeks' injuries to starters Chris Naeole and Reggie Nelson, as well as backups Pat Thomas and Tony McDaniel, the Jaguars really can't afford to have anyone else hurt entering the season.

    2. First team offense must move the football down the field - The Jaguars offense sputters each and every preseason, and fans and media act as if the entire sky is falling. It's not falling, but it really wouldn't hurt to execute well against a very good defense in Green Bay.

    3. Depth chart flip - Lets see how the guys who started at the bottom of the depth chart play against Green Bay's number ones.

    4. Safety play - How will the combination of Fudge/Sensabaugh, or Sensabaugh/Knight play against some solid Green Bay receivers?

    5. Keep it positive - If the Jaguars starters can leave the game with a lead on the scoreboard, that will make for a nicer flight home, and some real positive feelings entering into the regular season, being that this should be the final time that we see the Jaguars starters play for more than a few snaps until opening day.
What to look for:
    1. How will the inexperienced wide receivers (Charles Sharon, Mike Walker, John Broussard) do against a tough Green Bay secondary?

    2. Can the offensive line dominate a solid defense?

    3. Will the defensive ends for the Jaguars be able to generate pressure on Green Bay quarterbacks?

    4. Can Byron Leftwich rebound from an erratic performance and find some seemingly lost accuracy?

    5. Can Reggie Williams make some plays with his job seemingly on the line?
Other notes
    - Can David Garrard continue to make dangerous throws and get away with them?

    - How well will Uche Nwaneri play in Chris Naeole's absence?

    - Will Seth Payne be able to make an impact?

    - Can Derek Landri play well enough to earn a job?

    - Will Quinn Gray be healthy enough to play?

    - How will the speedy Justin Durant do in his first opportunity as a starting linebacker?

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