After getting shredded in London by the San Francisco 49ers, the Jacksonville Jaguars get a reprieve this week and some time to discuss the approach for the final 8 games. With no likely wins in the horizon, the Jaguars need to focus on evaluating the young players on the roster and deciding who is worth keeping around for the rebuild.
The Jaguars’ performance across the pond did nothing but solidify their cellar-dwelling status in power rankings across the web.
32. Thirty-one players have more total touchdowns than the Jaguars offense (seven), including six non-quarterbacks. A stat like that isn’t uncommon at the beginning of a season, but it’s Week 9.
32. Halfway to 0-16, and it’s looking like a real possibility. They can’t lose this week. They are on a bye.
32. Jags fans, we’ll take your comments. Please, provide a silver lining. We’ll start: Chad Henne didn’t throw an interception against the Niners on Sunday. The Jaguars went 3 of 5 on fourth downs. Cecil Shorts caught seven balls.
OK, that’s enough. Jacksonville has been outscored 264-86 this season. The Jags are averaging the lowest points per game (10.75) since the 2006 Raiders – and those guys weren’t any good, either.
32. OK, so rhetorical skill and detailed arguments probably aren’t necessary to convince you that the Jags are the bottom of the NFL barrel. They’re uniformly hideous across the board, but their turnover-prone offense and dreadful pass protection on the left side provoke particular scorn. And, of course, their flammable safety duo. And their atrocious run blocking, and … OK, you get it. They’re bad.
Fansided: 31. Jacksonville Jaguars
- Daniel Lago
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