It’s a new era in Jacksonville, as Doug Pederson is in his first season as the team’s head coach after the Urban Meyer debacle that was the 2021 season.
Former No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence and the Jacksonville Jaguars are on the road in Week 1 against the new-look Washington Commanders, who have Carson Wentz at quarterback this season.
Washington is down star pass rusher Chase Young as he recovers from the torn ACL he suffered in the 2021 season, and that could be a bad sign for a defense that was one of the worst units in the NFL in 2021.
The Jags spent a ton of money in the offseason to upgrade the roster, but it all comes down to whether or not Pederson can get the best out of Lawrence after he had a rough rookie season.
Here are the odds from FanDuel Sportsbook for Week 1:
Jaguars vs. Commanders Odds, Spread and Total
- Jaguars +3.5 (-120)
- Commanders -3.5 (-102)
- Jaguars: +138
- Commanders: -164
- 43.5 (Over -110/Under -110)
Commanders vs. Jaguars Betting Trends
- The UNDER was 12-5 in the Jaguars’ 17 games last season.
- The UNDER was 10-7 in the Commanders’ 17 games last season.
- Washington is 17-16-1 ATS under Ron Rivera.
- Washington is just 1-3 ATS as a home favorite under Rivera.
- The Jaguars were 0-8 straight up on the road in 2021.
Jaguars vs. Commanders Prediction and Pick
I don’t believe in the Commanders entering the 2022 season, as Wentz has shown his flaws as a quarterback and Washington’s defense took a massive step back in 2021.
He was acquired via trade in the offseason after a struggling year with the Indianapolis Colts in 2021. He showed consistency in his preseason start, and now he has the opportunity to show he can be all that and more for Washington.
Hosting the Jaguars could be a golden opportunity for the Commanders to begin the season on a winning note, with the Jaguars finishing the 2021 season with a 3-14 record.
The Jaguars and the Commanders have met seven times, with Washington leading the series 6-1. 16, 2018, in Jacksonville, and it was Washington that walked away with a 16-13 win.
Here is everything you need to know about Washington’s opening game:
What time do the Commanders play in Week 1?
Kickoff between the Commanders and Jaguars is set for 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, Sept. 11, at FedEx Field in Landover, Md.
What TV channel is the Commanders game on?
The Commanders-Jaguars matchup will air live on FOX. Chris Myers (play-by-play), Robert Smith (analyst), and Jen Hale (sideline reporter) will call the Week 1 contest.
Tune in to NBC Sports Washington for Commanders Pregame Live at 12 p.m. ET, which you can stream live here and in the MyTeams app.
Come back to NBC Sports Washington after the game for Commanders Postgame Live.
How to stream Commanders vs. Jaguars live online
Live stream: FoxSports.com, NFL Game Pass
Mobile app: Yahoo! Sports app, Fox Sports app, NFL mobile app
Free streaming option: FuboTV (free trial)
How to listen to Commanders vs. Jaguars on the radio
Station: BIG 100 (WBIG-FM 100.3)
Are the Commanders favorites against the Jaguars?
The Commanders are currently 3-point favorites over the Jaguars for their first home game of the season, according to our partner, PointsBet.
Spread: Commanders -3
Moneyline: Commanders -160, Jaguars +135
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The Jaguars’ 2021 season finished without a playoff berth after a 3-14 regular season record. They averaged 14.9 points per game (32nd in the NFL) and gave up 26.9 per contest (28th).
Find out how to watch this matchup on TV in the article below.
National Football League odds courtesy of Tipico Sportsbook. Odds updated Thursday at 3:38 AM ET. For a full list of sports betting odds, access USA TODAY Sports Betting Scores Odds Hub.
Commanders vs. Jaguars Game Info
- Game Day: Sunday, September 11, 2022
- Game Time: 1:00 PM ET
- Location: Landover, Maryland
- Stadium: FedExField
- TV Channel: FOX
- Live Stream: fuboTV (Watch for free)
Commanders vs. Jaguars Betting Info
- Spread Favorite: Commanders (-2.5)
- Moneyline: Commanders (-136), Jaguars (+114)
- Total: 44 Points
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