By Jay Johnson
While the Jacksonville Jaguars did manage to get a win Sunday afternoon against the New York Giants, one negative was the fact that RB Leonard Fournette left the game early with an injury. As most are aware, he exited the game in the second quarter after pulling his hamstring and was eventually downgraded to OUT during the second half. This has caused some to question whether he’ll play in this Sunday’s outing against the New England Patriots, a game that is arguably one of the most anticipated matchups on the Jags’ schedule. Thankfully, he sounded pretty confident in his chances after talking to ESPN’s Josina Anderson after the game.
As fans know, Fournette was plagued by a lower-body injury to his ankle last season, which clearly affected his play down the stretch. Simply put, he didn’t have the same explosion that we witnessed throughout his first six weeks, and we can only hope that won’t be the case for him next week as the Jags will need him to control the clock against New England. On top of that, QB Blake Bortles didn’t exactly have the best game as a passer Sunday, leaving many to wonder if Fournette might have helped open up the offense for...