Here’s why: Bortles is a heck of a lot better on first down than he is on second and third down.

Rivera’s first big move after signing a two-year contract extension through 2020 was dismissing offensive coordinator Mike Shula and quarterbacks coach Ken Dorsey. Turner will replace Cheap Basketball Jerseys Shula. The Panthers replaced Wilks with Washington, who was promoted from defensive line coach.

The Jaguars certainly need their running backs to contribute on Sunday, but they can’t go into this game with an approach that tries to hide Bortles with their ground assault. It sounds crazy, but the Jaguars need to throw the ball early and often. They need to let Bortles drop back to pass on first down.

It’s a dicier issue for Commissioner Roger Goodell, who has said he believes that “everyone should stand for the national anthem. It is an important moment in our game. We want to honor our flag and our country, and our fans expect that of us.” However, he has also stressed that players have the right to free speech. Among owners, there appears to be no unanimity of opinion.

The Vikings spent their bye week getting healthy, or so you would think. Their fans might point out that Minnesota disposed of the Saints — who stand between the Vikings and a place in the NFC title game — rather easily earlier this season. Yep. The defense bottled up then-New Orleans RB Adrian Peterson in his revenge (attempt) game, Sam Bradford threw for more than 300 Cheap Blue Jays Jerseys yards with no picks and Dalvin Cook looked like a stud in his NFL debut. Exactly none of those players will be participating in this week’s game.

This will be a tough matchup for the Vikings, particularly when it comes to Saints RB Alvin Kamara. That said, this group is more talented than the Panthers and should be able to hold up in coverage better than Carolina, even when dedicating Andrew Sendejo to the box to stop the Kamara/Ingram sandwich.