Oct 13, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley walks his sidelines in the third quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Jaguars 35-19. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Jacksonville Jaguars Power Rankings – Moral Victories


Oct 13, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew (32) reacts to his touchdown with tight end D.J. Williams (85) runs for a touchdown in the third quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

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.

ESPN

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.

CBS Sports

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.

NFL.com

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.

SBNation

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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