Jaguars expecting Marqise Lee to play vs. Bills on Sunday

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The Jaguars are expecting to be in better shape at wide receiver for the playoffs than they were at the end of the regular season.

Jaguars receiver Marqise Lee is expected to play on Sunday against the Bills, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Lee missed practice on Wednesday as he continues to recover from an injured ankle.

Despite hurting his ankle in Week 15 and missing the rest of the season, Lee was the Jaguars’ leading receiver with 56 catches in 2017, so getting him back on the field would be a big plus for Jacksonville.

Rookie Keelan Cole emerged as the Jaguars’ top receiver after Lee went down, and the Jaguars will hope to have Lee and Cole, as well as Dede Westbrook and Allen Hurns, all available to quarterback Blake Bortles against the Bills.

18 responses to “Jaguars expecting Marqise Lee to play vs. Bills on Sunday

  1. Their entire success this season has not been associated with outperforming opponents, rather it’s been entirely associated with their positive turnover margins, nothing else.

    Jags are average in giveaways but tops in takeaways. Should be an interesting game.

    But to expect the Bills to put up more yardage than the Jags is unrealistic.

  2. The Analytical Kid says:
    January 4, 2018 at 8:07 am
    Their entire success this season has not been associated with outperforming opponents, rather it’s been entirely associated with their positive turnover margins, nothing else.

    Jags are average in giveaways but tops in takeaways. Should be an interesting game.

    But to expect the Bills to put up more yardage than the Jags is unrealistic
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    Agreed. But pick 6’s don’t require offensive yardage. Bortles is still playing, right?

  3. Bills and Jags are very similar. IF the Bills can win the turnover margin, they have a chance. That’s how they looked so good early on. Defense was generating a ton of turnovers. We can’t win a high scoring game and I don’t think we can overcome a 10+ point deficit against that defense. Road to a Bills win, is causing an early JAX turnover and avoiding one of their own.

  4. If Bills don’t turn the ball over the Jags are going to have a rough time scoring. However that is a big IF. Jags D is great. Be a very interesting game. Fournette hasn’t been very good the last few weeks, and Bortles is….well he’s Bortles.

  5. Buffalo wins games by getting ahead early, not turning the ball over, getting turnovers and running down the clock. As a matter of fact these two teams are quite alike. Both Bortles and Taylor make mistakes when they have to play from behind, both teams rely on their strong running game and good defense, even though Jacksonville has the stronger defense. Both count on a positive turnover differential to win games. This game should be interesting.

  6. The Bills have the 29th ranked offense and the 26th ranked defense.

    The Jaguars have the 6th ranked offense and 2nd ranked defense.

    The Bills are 21st in the league in point differential.

    The Jaguars are 3rd in the league in point differential.

    The Bills are 29th in the league in sacks.

    The Jaguars are 2nd in the league in sacks.

    The Bills are 24th in the league in sacks allowed.

    The Jaguars are 4th in the league in sacks allowed.

    I am not really seeing how this is going to be a close game. And based on the line, Vegas seems to agree.

  7. The Bills may not score 10 points. No way McCoy is even 90%, let alone 100%. This game is going to be ugly.

    As for the Jaguars WRs, it was looking like Westbrook was really coming on until that brutal endzone drop he had on a rare perfect throw from Bortles. He’s going to need the entire offseason to recover from that, possibly.

  8. shackdelrio says:
    January 4, 2018 at 10:14 am
    The Bills have the 29th ranked offense and the 26th ranked defense.

    The Jaguars have the 6th ranked offense and 2nd ranked defense.

    The Bills are 21st in the league in point differential.

    The Jaguars are 3rd in the league in point differential.

    The Bills are 29th in the league in sacks.

    The Jaguars are 2nd in the league in sacks.

    The Bills are 24th in the league in sacks allowed.

    The Jaguars are 4th in the league in sacks allowed.

    I am not really seeing how this is going to be a close game. And based on the line, Vegas seems to agree.
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    You can rip apart anyones schedule and disecet it any way you want, but lets be honest playing the Colts x2, Texans x2 and Browns x1 really padded those stats. Those teams are among the worst in the league… you can’t help your schedule, but a critical eye sees 5 wins against those bad teams and losses to jets, cards and titans x2….

  9. Listen I’m not delusional, the Bills are limited on offense..but all the jags love on defense needs a critical look. Seattle and Pit look like great signature wins…but roughly 29 sacks and a lot of turnovers came in 5 games Houston (Watsons first game). INDY x2, Cleveland and another HOUSTON……think about it INDY, CLE and HOUSTON..five games against those guys will really make good defensive stats look like the 85 Bears…..

  10. cheek2vegas says:
    January 4, 2018 at 10:42 am
    Listen I’m not delusional, the Bills are limited on offense..but all the jags love on defense needs a critical look. Seattle and Pit look like great signature wins…but roughly 29 sacks and a lot of turnovers came in 5 games Houston (Watsons first game). INDY x2, Cleveland and another HOUSTON……think about it INDY, CLE and HOUSTON..five games against those guys will really make good defensive stats look like the 85 Bears…..
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    What about Baltimore?
    What about the Bengals?
    Defense owned them too.

    6 losses were to tacks twice, one a game that mattered none (a team that seemingly matches up well against our O)
    9ers with Jimmy G the second coming of Brady apparently (in a game that didn’t matter)
    Rams scored 13 offensive points. Scored 2 ST TDs.
    The Cards and Jets were two of Bortles worst games, and were still very close games.

  11. “cheek2vegas says:
    January 4, 2018 at 10:33 am

    You can rip apart anyones schedule and disecet it any way you want, but lets be honest playing the Colts x2, Texans x2 and Browns x1 really padded those stats. Those teams are among the worst in the league… you can’t help your schedule, but a critical eye sees 5 wins against those bad teams and losses to jets, cards and titans x2….”

    The Jaguars beat the Texans at full strength in Week 1 when Houston still had Watson, Watt and Mercilus.

  12. I live 30 minutes from Jax (but from NY) and this is becoming unbearable. You’d swear around here these guys are the second coming of the 85 Bears. When your team is soooooo bad you continuously get a Top 3 pick every year for the last 10 you would think you would finally put together a quality roster. Jags are up and coming no doubt but their ready to throw a parade and get rings fitted. Buffalo may very well lose but to a man if asked, what team would you rather face out of the 11 out there? I’ve seen the last 3 match ups between these 2 teams. Outside of a game in London with Manuel at QB and a horrific PI call at the end I’m really ok with Jax. Bills are playing with house money. If they lose its still a feel good season with a ton of draft picks coming. Bright future is in the cards. If the Jags lose with Bortles at home? Oh Nellie!!!

  13. The Jaguars beat the Texans at full strength in Week 1 when Houston still had Watson, Watt and Mercilus.

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    Listen I like Watson, but that was his 1st game (off the bench), not getting first team reps, a rookie on the road. SO Full strength is a stretch…..Watson shredded bad defenses (NE early, KC, TN pass defense) …I thinks hes gonna be good, but he was still a rook. What I’m saying is ALL the talk about the BILLS have zero chance is a little heavy handed….Listen I’m going to the game, I think it’s 60/40 Jags, not 80/20 or worse like everyone else…..

  14. Here’s the deal. Do the Jags have a great defense and better defense than Bills? Yes. Do the Bills have a chance to win this game? Yes. Has Bortles struggled at times this year and every year? Yes. Has Taylor struggled at times this year and every year? Yes. Are Jaguars the better team? Yes. Do Bills have a good rushing attack with McCoy? Yes. Bottom line All this back and forth among Bills fans is ridiculous. Look, you guys have a chance to win the game after backdooring into the playoffs, but the Jaguars are the better team and should win, but that don’t mean anything. On Sunday the better team will win. Fact

  15. ^^ Thank you.

    Love the Bills fans. Can’t wait for you to come to Jax and enjoy our Southern Hospitality!

    It’s going to be a blast either way. TheBank will be rocking!

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