The Jacksonville Jaguars Week 15 matchup against the Houston Texans has taken on a completely different turn after news surfaced that Jaguars owner Shad Khan has fired head coach Urban Meyer.

Meyer, known for his offensive brilliance, was unable to kick start the Jaguars offense or show improvement from his rookie quarterback, Trevor Lawrence. Meyer was also mired in one controversy after another. He reportedly threatened the jobs of his assistant coaches, tossed them under the bus for benching players, and literally kicked his former kicker during pregame back in August.

It all added up to too much for Shad Khan to swallow. In Meyer's place, offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell will serve as interim head coach. The sudden shake up is sure to have an impact on the field Sunday.

Here are the Jaguars Week 15 bold predictions for their game against the Houston Texans.

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Jaguars Week 15 Predictions vs Houston Texans

3. The Jaguars defense will completely dominate the game

Lost among the shuffle of losing and ineffectiveness has been the Jaguars defense. Despite allowing over 26 points per game, I firmly believe that has as much to do with how bad the offense is as anything with the defense. The offense has turned the ball over 25 times this season.

The Jaguars are in the middle of the pack defensively in both rushing and passing defense. We have watched their front seven take over games at times this year. Just ask Josh Allen, both of them.

Now, let's look at the offense that the Jags will line up against. The Houston Texans are starting Davis Mills at quarterback. He is yet to win an NFL game in his career, falling to 0-7 last week.

Houston's offense ranks dead last in scoring, dead last in rush offense and 2nd to last in passing offense. They are dreadful. Mills should be running for his life for much of this game and the Jaguars defense will dominate.

2. James Robinson gets unleashed

Back in Week 12, Jaguars running back James Robinson put the ball on the ground and was subsequently benched. The following week, he fumbled again and was sat down for much of the rest of the first half because of it. Urban Meyer blamed the benching on his assistant coaches, which was one of the many things that led to his firing.

With Meyer no longer the head coach, it should be a full go for the former break out tailback.

Back up running back Carlos Hyde is also dealing with a concussion and has been ruled out Sunday.


That also vaults Robinson's potential usage this week. As I mentioned before, the Texans have the worst rush defense in the entire league. James Robinson must be licking his chops at the matchup.

1. Trevor Lawrence has best game as a pro

It was reported that rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence had Robinson's back after his benching. He supposedly met with team owner Shad Khan on his yacht and let him know that the team needed less distractions. That leads me to believe Lawrence and Urban Meyer also did not see eye to eye.

Teams typically play really hard for the initial week or two after a head coach is fired. Interim coaches look good, at least for a time. I think that will translate to Lawrence as well. Darrell Bevell, the offensive coordinator, has obviously worked extensively with Lawrence this season.

Lawrence posted a season-high 3 touchdown passes and 332 yards passing back in Week 1 vs the Houston Texans. I think we might see more of the same Sunday, just without all three interceptions.