The Jacksonville Jaguars shocked the world by not getting blown-out this past weekend against the Denver Broncos. The Jaguars didn’t perform well enough to relinquish their stranglehold at the bottom of every power ranking around the internet, but it’s a start.
Here’s how the rankings shook out following the Jaguars’ inspired week 6 performance.
32. The Jags held Denver receivers to a season-low yards-after-catch total, and Justin Blackmon had a huge day. Positive effort on the round, but the Jaguars remain winless.
32. They competed against Denver and some of the young players like Justin Blackmon showed what they can do, which is a good sign for the future.
32. A lot of hopes were raised when Maurice Jones-Drew scored in the third quarter to get the Jags within two points of the Broncos, which was cool. Then the rest of the game happened.
Well, the important point to make here is that this group isn’t quitting on new coach Gus Bradley. On another note, it was a big day for Chad Henne, who, despite throwing two picks, gives Jacksonville a better chance to win than Blaine Gabbert. After the game, Henne bolted to be with his wife, who went into labor. It’s a nice reminder that these guys have bigger things on their plates than the AFC South standings.
31. Moving up from the worst spot to the second-worst spot in an online power rankings might be the lone highlight of Jacksonville’s season. They kind of won this week, covering a ridiculous spread thanks to some gutsy play calling by a coaching staff that clearly knew where their team stood in relation to the opponents.
Fansided: 32. Jacksonville Jaguars
– Daniel Lago
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