NFL Jacksonville Jaguars vs Carolina Panthers live stream Free Online NFL Week 05 Sunday Football 06 December 2019, NFL online live with HD quality on PC, Laptop, iPhone, Ipad and Android over the Internet. It’s Will be kick of at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States, Time 01:00 PM (ET) broadcast on NFL Network, CBS, Fox Sports, NBC, ESPN.
Jacksonville also lost two in a row to begin its 2019 campaign, falling to Kansas City and Houston. But with backup quarterback Gardner Minshew II now running the show, the Jaguars have defeated Tennessee and Denver in succession. They are coming off a 26-24 road win over the Broncos in Week 4. Minshew has given the team life and hope in the AFC South.
We really liked him,” head coach Doug Marrone commented. “We thought he was doing well in the practices during training camp. Then, we put a whole game-plan in for Nick (Foles) and unfortunately he gets hurt…. The kid goes in there, and you really don’t know what to expect. He hasn’t practiced all week. Hadn’t done anything. All of a sudden, he played well and really gave us a chance.
“The way I look at it, it’s just really quite unbelievable, or ‘remarkable’ is a word that I’ve used before when I take a step back and look at it from a distance. When you’re in the grind of it every day, you’re working hard, you just kind of push everyone, no matter what the position is, to be the best that they can be, and help this team. I think the 10,000-foot view is ‘Holy cow,’ what an unbelievable job he’s doing, but from us and the coaches and all the stuff on the outside, we’re pretty much locked in and trying to go on the road again and beat a good football team.”
Meanwhile, kicker Josh Lambo was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday for his 14-point performance against Denver. That included the 33-yard game-winning field goal into 22 MPH winds as time expired. Lambo converted a 25-yard field goal in the first quarter, a 40-yarder with eight seconds remaining before halftime, a 34-yarder with 2:54 remaining in the fourth, and then the game-winner.
Of course, there is the Jalen Ramsey controversy. The Pro Bowl corner has been reportedly seeking a trade and is now dealing with a back injury that has cost him the Denver game and also this Sunday’s contest.
The Panthers have bounced back from setbacks against the Rams and Buccaneers with wins over Arizona and Houston. Quarterback Cam Newton is out, but Kyle Allen is 2-0 as Carolina’s starter with four touchdowns and no interceptions through two games.
Of course, Carolina’s offense runs through running back Christian McCaffrey. That is the case even when Newton is in the game and it is true to an even greater extent when Allen is under center. The third-year standout out of Stanford has run for 411 yards on 4.8 yards per carry to go along with four touchdowns. He also leads the team in receptions with 25 for 218 yards.
“It is a very unique challenge,” Jacksonville defensive coordinator Todd Wash said of McCaffrey. “We were talking earlier in the week and if he’s not the best, he’s one of the best players we have played against all year. He is somebody that obviously we have to know where he’s at at all times on the field and try to do some different things to try to take care of him. But he is playing like an MVP candidate right now.”
Defensively, Carolina is anchored by linebacker Luke Kuechly (44 tackles) and defensive end Mario Addison (5.5 sacks). They will have to play without veteran defensive tackle Kawann Short, who had season-ending shoulder surgery.
McCaffrey is not getting much help on offense, to the extent that the Panthers are merely decent on that side of the ball despite boasting one of the most explosive players in football. They are 18th in total offense (18th in passing, 17th in rushing). Meanwhile, Jacksonville is surrendering less than 100 rushing yards per contest–99.5 to be exact. The Jaguars are good enough on defense to take away McCaffrey at least in part and make Allen beat them. That is not yet something Newton’s backup has proven to be able to do, at least at this point. For Carolina’s defense, linebacker Bruce Irvin (hamstring) and cornerback Donte Jackson (groin) are questionable.