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Saturday primer: Do it again


JACKSONVILLE – The idea now is to do it again.

And if it won't be easy with a slew of defensive lineup changes, that doesn't change the Jaguars' immediate goal Sunday in the wake of their first victory of the 2014 regular season.

The objective now? Make it two.

"That's huge," Jaguars veteran offensive guard Zane Beadles said as the Jaguars (1-6) prepared to play the Miami Dolphins (3-3) at EverBank Field Sunday at 1 p.m. "That's what good teams do, is do it week in and week out. That's something we need to learn to do, and this is our first opportunity to do that."

The Jaguars, after holding the Cleveland Browns to 69 rushing yards on 30 carries in a 24-6 victory this past Sunday, will face the NFL's fourth-ranked running offense Sunday. It's an offense that runs differently than that of the Browns, with the Dolphins emphasizing quarterback Ryan Tannehill and the read option.

The Jaguars will face that scheme without middle linebacker Paul Posluszny, out for the season with a torn pectoral sustained against Cleveland. Veteran J.T. Thomas, the starter at Otto linebacker the past four weeks, will start in the middle for Posluszny.

Jaguars Head Coach Gus Bradley said the read-option "without a doubt" makes for a challenging week for any middle linebacker.

"He's really taken on the challenge not only responsibility-wise but also leadership in the huddle-wise," Bradley said of Thomas. "I think he feels a certain responsibility to fill that role too. It's kind of been cool how he's adjusted to it."

The Jaguars also on Sunday will be without defensive end Andre Branch, out for about six weeks with a groin tear. Ryan Davis is expected to play Branch's backup Leo defensive end role, with rookie Chris Smith – signed from the practice squad this week – also a possibility there.

Cornerback Dwayne Gratz also is an injury concern entering the weekend. He is expected to be a game-day decision with a hip issue.

If Gratz plays, he and Demetrius McCray will start at cornerback with starter Alan Ball out with a biceps injury. If Gratz can't play, Jeremy Harris will get his first NFL start opposite McCray.

Here's a look at Dolphins-Jaguars coverage this week 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 Dolphins, according to Oehser.[


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


]( sign CB Thompson: CB Peyton Thompson was signed off the practice squad.



]( All Access: Denard Robinson 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 Telvin Smith as a guest and coverage from Blake Bortles' Wednesday press conference.[


]( Video Mailbag: Oehser answers fan questions.[


]( Fisch Press Conference: OC Jedd Fisch talks to reporters on Wednesday as the team installs its gameplan for the Dolphins.[


]( Few Good Minutes: S Johnathan Cyprien joins Senior Correspondent Brian Sexton to talk about several topics.[


]( Babich Press Conference: DC Bob Babich discusses his plans to slow down the Dolphins.[


](' It With Scobee: Jaguars K Josh Scobee asks his teammates about their first job.[


]( Room Friday: Lageman looks at some of the Jaguars' win over the Browns.[


]( Bradley Press Conference: Watch Head Coach Gus Bradley's final press conference before the Jaguars game.[


]( Your Opponent: With the Jaguars getting ready for the Dolphins, players answer questions about Miami.[


]( 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 8.[


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



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


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


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


]( Your Opponent Photos: Get a more in-depth look at the Jaguars' Week 8 opponent, the Miami Dolphins.

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