With Brandon Linder out for Jaguars, Aaron Donald could have big game for Rams Week 6

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 08: Aaron Donald
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 08: Aaron Donald /

Jacksonville Jaguars fans seem worried about how many sacks Aaron Donald may end up with for the Los Angeles Rams now that Brandon Linder has been ruled out.

After a tough loss at home against the Seattle Seahawks, the Los Angeles Rams face another tough challenge in Week 6 when they travel to Florida to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars, who have been one of the biggest surprises so far in 2017. Thanks to an improved defense, the Jaguars are currently sitting on top of the AFC South at the moment with a 3-2 record, but as far as the offense is concerned, Blake Bortles will most likely be worried about the whereabouts of Aaron Donald each snap.

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When looking how quickly he’s become one of the most dangerous defensive players in the league, opposing quarterbacks have every reason to fear Donald whenever they lineup under center. To make matters worse for Bortles, Jacksonville will be without one of their key lineman once again in Brandon Linder.

For the second week in a row, Linder will be missing from action due to an illness after the center was missing from the Jaguars big win on the road against the Pittsburgh Steelers. And as frustrating as this is for Jacksonville since it’s rare to see a player be out this long over an illness, this could result in Donald finding it easier to get to Bortles.

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Plus, with Los Angeles recently giving Alec Ogletree a hefty four-year extension, Donald’s motivation to come up with a monster performance may hit a whole new level in Week 6. Donald has been a man on a mission to prove he’s deserving of being one of the league’s top paid defensive players, and don’t be surprised if Linder’s absence on the Jaguars’ offensive line works to his advantage.