After winning their first game of the season in Tennessee last week, the Jacksonville Jaguars crashed back to reality at home on Sunday when they lost to the Arizona Cardinals. Despite playing pretty good defense most of the day, Carson Palmer managed a few big plays and racked up over 400 yards on a young secondary.
While there were plenty of positives to take away from their performance on Sunday, the Jaguars’ stronghold on the bottom of power rankings didn’t waiver.
Let’s see how the Jaguars fared in the power rankings as the only one-win team.
32. Jacksonville followed up a Week 10 win in Tennessee by allowing Carson Palmer to complete more than 70 percent of passes for 419 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday’s loss.
32. They just aren’t good enough on offense at the quarterback position. They have to draft one — at the top.
32. All right, who started Danny Noble on their fantasy football team? Probably not even members of his own family. The undrafted Jaguars tight end out of Toledo caught a pass in the first quarter and took it 62 yards to the house — his first career reception.
That’s OK; the Jags’ secondary made up for it by allowing Cardinals receivers to make 30 catches for 419 yards. Jacksonville has to be about the only team that could make Carson Palmer look like, well, Carson Palmer … from about eight years ago.
32. An opening 62-yard TD to Danny Noble generated Fantasy points for no one, but it did generate some brief hope that the Jags could mount an improbable two-game win streak. Those hopes were quickly dashed by a tough Cards defense and a turn-back-the-clock air show from Carson Palmer that highlighted the ineptitude of the Jags’ woebegone secondary. Chad Henne did manage more than 230 passing yards to guys not named Cecil Shorts, so at least there’s that. But all in all, this No. 1 Draft Choice train has no brakes. (Last Week: 32)
Fansided: 32. Jacksonville Jaguars
– Daniel Lago
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