One of the biggest surprises of the early NFL season has been former Clemson football quarterback Trevor Lawrence and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Jags are off to a 2-1 start and have won their last two games, shutting out the Indianapolis Colts in week 2 and then blasting the Los Angeles Chargers in LA in week 3 and in the process ending a league worst 18 game road losing streak.
After squeaking out a week one victory over Detroit, the Eagles have looked dominant in 24-7 and 24-8 wins over the Vikings and Commanders, respectively.
It’s early, but Lawrence and Jacksonville find themselves in first place in the AFC South, a place the team is not used to being.
Lawrence has the sixth best quarterback rating in the NFL and is seventh in QBR through the first three games and has looked good statistically and via the eye ball test.
Lawrence has completed 69.4% of his passes for 772 yards with 6 touchdowns and 1 interception.
Lawrence is the 11th highest rated passer per Pro Football Focus, which places his adjusted completion percent at 78.6 and gives him 4 big time throws through the first three games.
Lawrence’s former Clemson teammate, Travis Etienne is working his way back from a Lisfranc injury and contributed 45 yards and 30 yards receiving against the Chargers.
On the season, Etienne has 112 (4.3 per carry) yards rushing and 81 yards (10.1 per catch) receiving.
On the road at Philadelphia is a significant challenge for Lawrence and the Jaguars as the team is currently a 6.5 point underdog at WynnBet, which is the second highest point spread in the NFL for week 4.
Former Clemson football quarterback Trevor Lawrence leads the first place Jacksonville Jaguars against the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles
Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts has performed like the best quarterback in the league early in the season.
The Jags rush defense has been outstanding to date, leading the league in rushing yards allowed per game and coming in fourth in yards allowed per carry, so Hurts will likely need to be successful through the air.
About 60% of the money is coming in on the Jags +6.5 and those betting the Money Line are heavily favoring the Jags to win outright.