Dec 1, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley on the sidelines in the second quarter against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Jacksonville Jaguars Power Rankings – Making a Move

Dec 1, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns tight end Jordan Cameron (84) catches a pass while being defended by Jacksonville Jaguars strong safety Johnathan Cyprien (37) in the second quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 1, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns tight end Jordan Cameron (84) catches a pass while being defended by Jacksonville Jaguars strong safety Johnathan Cyprien (37) in the second quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

After three wins in four games, the Jacksonville Jaguars find themselves playing arguably the best football in the AFC South. The offense still has a long way to go, but the defense has the makings of a special group. Head coach Gus Bradley deserves a lot of credit for keeping this team level headed and focused on getting better despite an embarrassing stretch of play the first eight weeks.

Here’s how the Jacksonville Jaguars fared in power rankings across the web:

ESPN

31. The Jags went 3-1 in November after losing eight straight to open the season. Only five teams have a better turnover margin in the past four weeks than Jacksonville (plus-3).

CBS Sports

26. This team is getting better. The young players are growing up. That 0-8 start seems like a long time ago.

NFL.com

30. Give Gus Bradley a two-toned helmet full of credit. The Jaguars have won their past three road games and three out of four overall, with their only loss coming against the imposing Arizona Cardinals. Considering this group lost each of its first eight games by double digits, the recent stretch represents a tremendous accomplishment. Speaking of tremendous, how about the Henne-to-Shorts connection that iced the victory in Cleveland? Henne to Shorts … that just sounds legendary.

SBNation

31. Break up the Jags! Winners of three of their last four, Jacksonville has suddenly started providing a reasonable facsimile of an NFL team. The Jags’ young secondary turned in another credible showing, while Chad Henne took advantage of short fields and played largely mistake-free ball. It was a testament to how similar Teams 13-32 are in the modern NFL outside of extraordinary circumstances like quitting on your coach or employing Brandon Weeden at QB. (Last Week: 31)

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Number 31: Jacksonville Jaguars (3-9) – Last Week 32

The Jacksonville Jaguars have won three out of their last four games. Huh? Not a typo. Surprisingly this team has played with a lot of heart the past month and it has shown on the field. Good for them.

 

- Daniel Lago

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