STADIUM: Caesars Superdome
REFEREE: Land Clark
DATE: Thursday, October 19, 2023 GAME TIME: 8:15 PM EST
Prime Video: Al Michaels, Kirk Herbstreit, Kaylee Hartung
Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, Mike Mayock
SiriusXM (team name linked to SXM App) JAX: 158 or 226 NO: 83 or 225 National: 88
ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY: REG. SEASON: NO leads series, 5-2 (won past 4)
THE LAST TIME: REG. SEASON: 10/13/19: NO 13 at JAX 6
HEAD COACHES NOTES:
Doug Pederson vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 1-2 Reg. Season: 55-47-1 (.539) Postseason: 5-3 (.625)
Dennis Allen vs. Opponent (incl. postseason): 2-0 Reg. Season: 18-41 (.305) Postseason: 0-0
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS NOTES:
- QB TREVOR LAWRENCE completed 20 of 30 atts. (66.7 pct.) for 181 yards & 2 TDs vs. INT with 91.1 rating last week. Aims for 4th in row with 90+ rating. Has rush TD in each of 2 career starts on TNF. Has 0 INTs & 91.4 rating in 3 career starts in primetime.
- RB TRAVIS ETIENNE led team with 83 scrimmage yards (55 rush, 28 rec.) last week & had 2 rush TDs for 2nd-straight game. Can become 1st player in franchise history with 2 rush TDs in 3 straight games. Aims for 5th in row on road with 100+ scrimmage yards & 4th in row on road with rush TD.
- WR CALVIN RIDLEY aims for 3rd in row on road with 7+ catches & 100+ rec. yards. Has 556 rec. yards (92.7 per game) in 6 career games vs. NO, most rec. yards vs. any opponent, with 90+ rec. yards in 5 of 6 games. Has 90+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 on TNF.
- WR CHRISTIAN KIRK had 2nd TD catch of season last week. Has 50+ rec. yards in 4 of past 5.
- TE EVAN ENGRAM has 7 catches in 3 of past 4. Ties for lead among TEs with 36 catches this season.
- TE BRENTON STRANGE (rookie) had 1st-career rec. TD last week.
- LB JOSH ALLEN had sack & FF last week & has sack & FF in 2 of past 3. Had sack in last meeting. Has 5 TFL & 3 sacks in 4 career games on TNF. Ranks tied-3rd in NFL with 7 sacks in 2023.
- LB FOYESADE OLUOKUN set season highs in tackles (15) & PD (2) & had TFL in Week 6. Has 10+ tackles in 4 of 6 games this season. Has 66 tackles (8.3 per game) in 8 career games vs. NO.
- CB DARIOUS WILLIAMS can become 1st player in franchise history with INT in 4 straight games. Has PD in all 6 games this season.
- S RAYSHAWN JENKINS had 8 tackles & 1st INT of season last week. Aims for 3rd in row with PD.
- S ANDRE CISCO had INT last week & has INT in 2 of past 3.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS NOTES:
- QB DEREK CARR passed for season-high 353 yards in Week 6, his 35th-career 300-yard game & 2nd this season (Week 1). Has 95+ rating in 5 of his past 6 starts on Thursday. Had 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 99.2 rating in his last start vs. Jax. (11/6/22 w/ LV).
- RB ALVIN KAMARA had 7 receptions & 104 scrimmage yards (68 rush, 36 rec.) in Week 6, his 46th-career game with 5+ catches. Has 44 games with 100+ scrimmage yards, 3rd-most in NFL since 2017. Aims for his 8th in row with 80+ scrimmage yards.
- WR CHRIS OLAVE had 7 receptions & team-high 96 rec. yards last week & has 4 games with both 6+ catches & 80+ rec. yards this season, tied 2nd-most in NFL. Had 7 catches for 106 yards in his only career Thursday game (10/20/22 at Ari.).
- WR MICHAEL THOMAS has 5 catches in Week 6. Aims for his 5th in row at home with 50+ rec. yards. Has 5+ catches in 4 of his 5 career games on Thursday. Had 8 catches for 89 yards in last meeting.
- WR RASHID SHAHEED had 103 scrimmage yards (85 rec., 18 rush) & 4th-career TD catch in Week 6. Ranks 3rd in NFL with 18.6 yards per reception this season.
- DE CAMERON JORDAN has 16.5 sacks & 20 TFL in 13 career games on Thursday. Had 2 sacks in last meeting.
- LB DEMARIO DAVIShad 2nd sack of season & 2 TFL last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with PD. Has 8 TFL in his past 9 Thursday games.
- DE CARL GRANDERSON had sack & 2 TFL last week & aims for his 3rd in row with sack & 2+ TFL.
- S TYRANN MATHIEU had PD in 3 of his past 4 & aims for his 3rd in row with PD. Has 4 PD, 3 TFL & 2 INTs in his past 4 vs. Jax.
- CB MARSHON LATTIMORE had INT in last meeting.
- CB ALONTAE TAYLOR & CB ISAAC YIADOM each have 7 PD in 2023, tied 2nd-most in NFL.