No. 1: George Kittle faces a porous Jaguars pass defense overall
Even bad teams like Jacksonville have some modest standouts on defense, including Myles Jack and EDGE Josh Allen. Rayshawn Jenkins, Andrew Wingard and cornerback Shaquill Griffin aren’t terrible either.
But if those names are intended to completely revamp and positively impact the Jaguars defense, it’s simply not happening. The Jags enter Week 11 boasting the NFL’s 27th ranked scoring defense, allowing an average of 5.8 yards per play.
Their pass defense, meanwhile, is giving up 7.2 yards per play, too, which sets the stage for George Kittle to go off on Sunday.
And speaking of that particular metric, Jacksonville has already surrendered 543 receiving yards to tight ends this season, an average of 60.3 over nine contests, to go along with four touchdowns. To date, though, the Jaguars haven’t faced an elite-level tight end like Kittle just yet.
So, it’s safe to say he might be able to capitalize on this opening and defensive vulnerability.
The Niners and Jags kick off on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 1 p.m. ET from TIAA Bank Field.