The 49ers take their four game winning streak overseas in Week 8 to face off against an 0-7 Jaguars team. San Francisco is as hot as you can be right now, outscoring opponents 132-51 in the last four weeks. The defense has forced 11 turnovers during that time and each of those takeaways have resulted in points (seven touchdowns and four field goals).
As far as Jacksonville is concerned, things couldn’t be much worse through seven weeks. They come into this matchup with some of the worst offensive and defensive statistics you will ever see.
To start, the Jacksonville offense has only scored six offensive touchdowns this season and have an NFL low 76 points through the first seven weeks. That’s just under 11 points a game. To put that into perspective, 49ers’ tight Vernon Davis has as many touchdowns as the whole Jaguars’ offense. Their quarterbacks, Blaine Gabbert and Chad Henne, have combined for three touchdown passes and 12 interceptions. The usually consistent Maurice Jones-Drew has only 316 yards rushing and is averaging 3.1 yards per attempt. As a whole, the team’s runningbacks are averaging only 2.9 yards per carry (31st in the NFL) and their 63 yards a game average is last in the league.
The defense is also abysmal, and have allowed a league high 222 points. Opposing quarterbacks have a rating of 105.0 and have thrown 15 touchdown passes to only three interceptions. The Jaguars havent been able to stop anyone on the ground either and have given up 1073 yards rushing and nine touchdowns. No other team has even given up 900 yards rushing so far this season.
All of this has added up to an 0-7 record and losses of 26, 10, 28, 34, 14, 16 and 18 points.
Anything can happen in the NFL on any given Sunday and this game is no exception, but the 49ers would have to do a complete no show or the Jaguars would have to play the game of their lives for this one to even be close.
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