In Week 16, Jacksonville travels to Miami to face the Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium at 1 p.m. EST. This week’s game will be broadcast regionally on CBS, locally on WJAX-47. Here are five stats surrounding Sunday’s matchup:
Pro Bowl Performer: CB Jalen Ramsey was named to his second consecutive Pro Bowl on Tuesday, becoming the only CB in the AFC to be named to the 2017 and 2018 Pro Bowl. “While the Pro Bowl may seem like an individual honor, it’s a credit to everyone on our defense,” said Ramsey. “I hope to see some of my brothers added to the Pro Bowl roster in the coming weeks.” Through 14 games this season, Ramsey has totaled 57 tackles (54 solo), 11 passes defensed and three INTs, including a multi-INT game against Pittsburgh in Week 11. He became the first Jaguar to reach consecutive Pro Bowls since RB Maurice Jones-Drew and ST Montell Owens accomplished the feat in 2010 and 2011.
Do It All Dede: WR Dede Westbrook, who is the Jaguars leading receiver (662 receiving yards) and owns the team’s longest rush of the year (43 yards), added to his 2018 accomplishments with a 74-yard punt return for a TD in Jacksonville’s Week 15 game against Washington. Westbrook finished the game with 84 punt return yards, the third-most in a single game in franchise history, joining Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill as the only players in the NFL with 500 receiving yards and a punt return TD this season. The battle on special teams between the Dolphins and Jaguars will be crucial as Westbrook (16.9 PR avg.) and Dolphins PR Jakeem Grant (16.3 avg.) rank No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in punt return average among players with at least 10 returns.
Consistent Calais: All-Pro DL Calais Campbell recorded his eighth sack of 2018 against Washington in Week 15, marking the third consecutive season he has recorded at least 8.0 sacks. Campbell is entering familiar territory on Sunday as he played collegiately at Miami (Fla.), and with a sack against Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill, he will have sacked 44 different QBs in his career. He has been a force in the run game, recording a career-high 17 TFLs this season and will attempt to slow down Dolphins RB Kalen Ballage, who recorded a career-best 123 rushing yards in Week 15.
Cooke’s Corner: The Jaguars selected P Logan Cooke in the 2018 draft and his placement on punts has paid dividends for Jacksonville in his rookie season. Cooke has booted 32 punts inside the 20, which is tied for second in the NFL and is one punt inside the 20 shy of the Jaguars franchise record. Cooke’s leg strength has been on display, evidenced by his 72-yard punt against Washington, which was the second-longest punt by in the NFL this season and sixth-longest punt in franchise history. He handled kickoffs for the Jaguars in Week 15 and the Jaguars special teams unit will be critical against the Dolphins, who are the only team in the NFL with both a punt and kick return TD.
Century Club: *LB *Myles Jack enters Sunday’s game two tackles away from surpassing his career-high of 89 tackles in 2017 and 11 tackles away from becoming the 12th player in franchise history to post at least 100 tackles in a season. Jack, who also returned an INT for a TD in Week 1 at the New York Giants, would become the sixth player in franchise history to record 100 tackles and a defensive TD in the same season.
Every Friday during the 2018 season, Jaguars Public Relations Assistant David Wolf will write five key stats about the Jaguars’ upcoming game. A Chapel Hill, N.C. native, Wolf joined the Jacksonville Jaguars in May 2018.