The Jaguars continue to be heavy underdogs regardless of who they play this season, and 4 of the last 5 weeks they’ve made fools of Vegas. After having a stranglehold at the bottom of power rankings over the first 8 weeks, the Jaguars find themselves in the 20s and climbing. With a fairly manageable schedule to finish the season, the Jaguars could end up with 6 or 7 wins and far away from the top overall draft pick. They finished their season sweep of the Houston Texans on Thursday and they could win their second straight at home this week against the Buffalo Bills.
Here’s how the Jacksonville Jaguars fared in power rankings across the web:
29. Jacksonville has won three straight and four of five. Only the Eagles have a longer active win streak (five) than the Jaguars.
25. They have won four of five since their bye and three in a row. Credit goes to coach Gus Bradley.
25. Who would have thought Florida teams would be playing their best football at this point in the year? It’s hard not to heap a little praise on coach Gus Bradley. Losing the first eight games of the season by double digits (literally) would normally wreck the confidence in any locker room, but there was Bradley after Thursday’s win over Houston, talking about how his team was practicing.Now we see.
29. Tremble in fear, for a mighty Jagernaut has arisen. Jacksonville is sporting a three game winning streak behind non-embarrassing play from Chad Henne and some signs that Gus Bradley’s Seattle-style schemes are starting to click. You can dismiss their streak thanks to two wins over the utterly moribund Texans if you like, but that’s a lot better than dismissing other team’s winning streaks because they included YOU. (Last week: 31)
What happened to the Jacksonville team that started out the season? This team is playing some great football right now.
– Daniel Lago
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