N.F.L. Week 6 Picks: Chiefs Over Steelers; Packers Over Vikings

In a blowout loss to Tennessee in Week 2, Bortles threw two interceptions, and the defense allowed rushing touchdowns to three different players. In a 3-point loss to the Jets in Week 4, Bortles limited himself to one pick, but the defense made up for that by letting Bilal Powell look like the second-coming of Barry Sanders. The veteran backup ran for 163 yards with an average of 7.8 yards a carry. In his other four games, he ran for a combined 77 yards, averaging 2.6 yards a carry.

So where does that leave Jacksonville in a matchup against the much-improved Rams (3-2)? It very likely depends on how stubbornly Los Angeles plans to focus on passing. Jared Goff’s future is bright, and the Rams’ defense is capable of exploiting Bortles’ myriad weaknesses, but if Los Angeles…

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