Nov 24, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Ace Sanders (18) runs after a catch against Houston Texans defensive back Brandon Harris (26) during the first half at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Jacksonville Jaguars Power Rankings – On the Rise


Nov 24, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley looks up during the fourth quarter against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. The Jaguars defeated the Texans 13-6. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Despite maybe the most inept 8 week stretch of football in NFL history, the Jacksonville Jaguars may have competition for the first overall pick. The Jaguars are now part of a triumvirate of teams with a 2 – 9 record and quite frankly they looked the best of the bunch this past weekend. For the first time in a while the Jaguars are not unanimously ranked 32nd by most power rankings.

Let’s all revel in the glory of victory and check out this week’s power rankings around the web.

ESPN

31. Maurice Jones-Drew posted season highs with 84 rushing yards and 60 receiving yards Sunday. MJD averaged 7.2 yards per touch, more than doubling his 3.4 average through his first nine games.

CBS Sports

30. Winning two of three since the bye is a good sign for next season. Some young players are growing up.

NFL.com

30. How about Maurice Jones-Drew? Feels like 2011 again: 84 rushing yards, 60 receiving yards and, perhaps most importantly, he didn’t need 30 touches to achieve that production. The second-best running back in franchise history ran 14 times and hauled in six passes, giving the offense a nice shot in the arm and leading the Jags to their second win.

SBNation

31. The Jags are on the move! Proud winners of two of its last three games, Jacksonville surges to 31st while likely ceding the No. 1 overall pick to Houston. The Jaguars could even win one or two more down the stretch to position themselves for a strong foundational player who still won’t generate enough fan excitement to gum up the works for their LA/London move in 2017. Just as planned … (Last Week: 32)

Fansided:  31. Jacksonville Jaguars

 

- Daniel Lago

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