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The Jacksonville Jaguars are dealing with quarterback Trevor Lawrence nursing a shoulder injury and on a four-game losing streak. This has put the team on the brink of missing the playoffs.
Lawrence has suffered multiple injuries throughout the season. He currently has an ongoing testing to assess the severity of his shoulder injury, which will determine his availability for Week 17 and beyond.
The Jaguars (8-7) are tied in the AFC South with the Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts. With two games left in the season, the Jaguars are holding the tiebreakers over both divisional rivals.
The Jaguars would clinch the division title and earn the #4 seed in the AFC playoffs if the season were to end today. The Colts currently hold the #7 seed and would qualify for the postseason as an AFC wild-card team. The Texans are on the playoff bubble along with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals.
Lawrence, a former #1 pick and starting every game in his NFL career, is currently dealing with an injury. Lawrence’s ability to play in the upcoming games is uncertain.
DraftKings has installed the Jaguars as the betting favorite for winning the AFC South, with the Jaguars set at -165 odds. The Colts follow at +350 odds, and the Texans are at +400 odds.
Based on a postseason projection by Upshot, the Jaguars have a 60% chance of winning the division, with the Colts at 24% and the Texans at 15%.
The team will play against the Carolina Panthers and then the Tennessee Titans in the two final games of the regular season. The Jaguars will be looking to secure their spot in the postseason.
The Jaguars are +3500 odds to win Super Bowl LVIII, with their odds slipping during the recent losing streak.