NFL Preseason Week 4 Odds – Falcons at Jaguars

The last week of the 2014 preseason will give us a good chance to see what rookie QB Blake Bortles will bring for the future of the Jacksonville Jaguars as they host the Atlanta Falcons, this Thursday at 6 PM ET, at EverBank Field, in Florida.

Blake BortlesThe last week of the 2014 preseason will give us a good chance to see what rookie QB Blake Bortles will bring for the future of the Jacksonville Jaguars as they host the Atlanta Falcons, this Thursday at 6 PM ET, at EverBank Field, in Florida.

Bortles is second behind Chad Henne, who is the starter for the Jaguars; he will play most of the Thursday game against the Falcons and will try to leave a good impression.

“I don’t really think about it like that,” Bortles said. “I think about it each and every day as an opportunity to go get better, to go improve. If it’s taking scout-team cards against our defense and going and working against our No. 1 defense, that’s just as good as going and playing in the game.

“Obviously Thursday night I want to go out there and continue to work, continue to get better, continue to improve on some things and kind of finish the preseason off on a good note.”

The Falcons will give the Jaguars some problems, but Atlanta is pretty much thinking about their week one matchup against the New Orleans Saints that can change the course of the NFC South division faith.

“There are probably as many position battles going on this year as there were the first year here,” Falcons head coach Mike Smith said Tuesday. “It’s very similar to that. I think the guys have done a very good job competing, not only on the practice field but for the most part on game day as well.”

The Jaguars are 4-point favorites in the NFL preseason odds for this matchup.

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