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Saturday primer: Battle of wills


JACKSONVILLE – Three games remain.

And while it's likely the Jaguars' goals will be pretty much the same in each of the final three games of the 2014 regular season, the objective Sunday will be particularly difficult to attain.

That's because the opponent is the Baltimore Ravens, a team that not only is experienced and fighting for the playoffs, but a very physical team that loves to play that way.

"This game, it's going to be truly like we said a couple of games ago … a battle of wills," Head Coach Gus Bradley said as the Jaguars (2-11) prepared to play the Ravens (8-5) at M&T Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland, Sunday at 1 p.m. "They want to run the ball and attack us and defensively we have to have that mindset."

The Ravens rank No. 4 in the NFL in rushing, and No. 4 defensively against the run. They have a dominant offensive line, and former Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Joe Flacco at quarterback. They also have a defense that features the NFL's sacks leader, linebacker Elvis Dumervil, whose 16 sacks are a franchise record.

The Ravens remain in contention for the AFC North title. If they win their three remaining games against the Jaguars, Texans and Browns they will qualify for the postseason for a sixth time in seven years.

The Jaguars, meanwhile, have lost five of six games since a Week 7 victory over Cleveland, and twice in the last three games have let close games turn into one-sided losses in the second half. The Jaguars trailed AFC South-leading Indianapolis 6-3 at halftime before losing, 23-3, three weeks ago. They lost to Houston, 27-13, last week after leading 13-10 at halftime.

"My hope is that we go out there and compete our tails off; that we go up there with a mentality and we're aggressive, we have no fear, we go up there in attack mindset," Bradley said. "I think that mentality where we go out there and battle every play … we really need consistency. … I would like to see more consistency really from our whole team, especially this weekend."

The Jaguars enter the weekend with three players having been ruled out, including starting running back Denard Robinson (foot), linebacker Khairi Fortt (hamstring) and defensive end Andre Branch (groin). Toby Gerhart, a starter in the first five games of the season, likely will start at running back with rookie Storm Johnson – the Week 6 starter at Tennessee – also getting extensive snaps at running back.

Here's a look at this week's Jaguars-Ravens coverage on



]( the Table: See which players and matchups to watch and so much more.[


]( Into Focus: Senior writer John Oehser's five things to look for during this week's matchup.[


]( Things: The 10 things the Jaguars must do to beat the Ravens, according to Oehser.[


]( Locker Room: The latest update following the team's final practice of the week.



]( All Access: Jaguars rookie wide receiver Marqise Lee joins Jaguars analyst Jeff Lageman and WJXT 4 Sports Director Sam Kouvaris.[


]( Headlines: The top Jaguars headlines for the week.[


]( LIVE: This week's show had Luke Bowanko as a guest and coverage from Blake Bortles' Wednesday press conference.[


]( Fisch Press Conference: OC Jedd Fisch offers opinions on Cecil Shorts bouncing back, Marqise Lee's emergence, Blake Bortles development and more.[


]( Few Good Minutes: Jaguars senior correspondent Brian Sexton sits down with goes One on One with Jags running back Denard Robinson.[


]( Babich Press Conference: DC Bob Babich talks to the media about the upcoming game against the Baltimore Ravens.[


]( Room Friday: Lageman breaks down film from last week's game against the Houston Texans.[



Gus Bradley Press Conference: Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley wraps up his team's work week in preparation for Sunday's match-up with Baltimore.[


]( Your Opponent: The Jaguars answer trivia questions about the Baltimore Ravens.[


]( the Jaguars: The final Inside the Jaguars before the team's game on Sunday.[


]( of the Round Table: Oehser, Sexton and Shadrick discuss several Jaguars topics heading into Week 15.[


]( Keys: Sexton goes to the Hyperscreen to break down the five keys to the game.[


]( A recap of this week's video content on



]( 10 Practice: Take a look at images from Jaguars practice on Wednesday.[

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]( 11 Practice: Photos from the Jaguars' practice on Thursday.[


]( vs Ravens Throwback Gallery: Images from previous matchups between the two clubs.[


]( Your Opponent Photos: Get a more in-depth look at the Jaguars' Week 15 opponent, the Baltimore Ravens.

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