Green Bay Packers 2020 opponent preview: Jacksonville Jaguars

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by John Capella/Sports Imagery/ Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by John Capella/Sports Imagery/ Getty Images) /

The Packers and Jaguars will clash at Lambeau Field in Week 10.

The last time the Green Bay Packers and Jacksonville Jaguars met, Aaron Rodgers made one of the greatest touchdown throws of his career.

With Jalen Ramsey closing in on a sack with a hold of Rodgers’ jersey, the two-time MVP threw off-balance as he fell to the ground. The ball landed perfectly into tight coverage, with a great catch being made by Davante Adams. It proved to be a crucial play before halftime in a close victory for the Packers.

Four years on, they meet at Lambeau Field.

Last season

It proved to be a disappointing year for the Jaguars, a team that made the AFC Championship just two seasons earlier. Jacksonville won just six games, finishing last in the AFC South and failing to make the playoffs for the 11th time in the past 12 seasons.

When is the game?

The game will be played in Week 10. It will begin at 12:00 p.m. CT on Sunday, Nov. 15.

Offseason additions

The Jaguars are in rebuild mode. They traded away quarterback Nick Foles, defensive end Calais Campbell, and cornerback A.J. Bouye. During the 2019 season, they traded away Jalen Ramsey.

They had 12 picks in the draft, going with cornerback C.J. Henderson and edge rusher K’Lavon Chaisson with their two first-round picks. They added wide receiver Laviska Shenault in the second round.

Jacksonville made some good additions but has also lost a number of key players.

Last meeting with the Packers

September 11, 2016: Packers won 27-23 at EverBank Field

Player to watch

Laviska Shenault: Many mock drafts had Shenault going to the Packers, and his versatility would’ve made him a good addition to Matt LaFleur’s offense. He could be a key part of Jacksonville’s offense this season and the Packers will need to be prepared for his ability to make big plays and line up at multiple spots.