JagNation Game Preview- Redskins

The Jaguars will get one more chance to get a win this preseason. However, there are more important things Jacksonville must accomplish other than getting a victory and JagNation.com weighs in on what you need to know about the team's game this Thursday.

Washington Redskins vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Thursday, September 3rd, 7:30 p.m.

Five most important things for the Jaguars:

1. Score with the first team. The Jaguars first-string offense has simply not looked good this preseason, and they will get some extended playing time on Thursday night. They must go down the field and score at least one touchdown.

2. No turnovers. The Jaguars have been plagued by turnovers all preseason and they aren't a good enough team to overcome those when the games count in the standings. Now is a good time to start playing mistake free.

3. No big returns. Jaguars special teams coverage units have allowed at least one big return in each of their first three games. That needs to be put to rest.

4. Cover better. Brian Williams has played very poorly this preseason and he needs a solid game if he's going to stay employed in Jacksonville. Reggie Nelson will make this team and be a starter, mostly thanks to his draft status, but he too needs to play better.

5. Take some shots down field. David Garrard has been quick to dump the ball down to the running backs this preseason. He has a great down-field weapon in Troy Williamson, use him like they did against Tampa Bay.

Players to keep an eye on:

1. Derek Cox- He's missed the first three preseason games and I want to see if he's worth all the hype.

2. Mike Sims-Walker- The former UCF grad suffered a high ankle sprain during the Jaguars scrimmage and has been slowed ever since. Let's see how healthy the ankle is.

3. Eugene Monroe/Tra Thomas- The competition is on for the starting left tackle job. Monroe will eventually claim the job, but let's see how much fight Thomas has in him.

4. Tony Pashos/Eben Britton- Same situation, just with lesser talented players. Pashos hasn't been very good, but Britton hasn't blown anyone away either.

5. Nate Hughes- Hughes has been solid in camp and has shown good hands in preseason, but he still likely needs a strong finish to earn a roster spot.

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