Jacksonville Jaguars Week 9 Power Rankings: Bottom Dwellers


The Jacksonville Jaguars failed to build off the momentum of their week 7 win over the Cleveland Browns as they fell 27-13 to the Miami Dolphins. The Jaguars dominated the game statistically for essentially all 4 quarters, but crucial mistakes by Blake Bortles and the offense doomed them to defeat.

The Jaguars now sit at the bottom with the Bucs, Jets, and Raiders as the only teams with one win or less heading into week 9.

Here’s where the Jaguars fell in some of the power rankings around the web.

NFL Spin Zone – Joe Soriano

"30. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-7)As expected, Blake Bortles has had issues with interceptions as a rookie, and his rawness is finally showing. But he’s still shown promise despite playing behind an offensive line that can’t get it done. If the Jaguars can add difference-makers on defense and build a legit line, then they could go places. Bortles has talented, and he has an impressive supporting cast, especially with running back Denard Robinson rolling. But for now, the Jaguars are one of the worst teams in the league, and they were sloppy yesterday."

FanSided – Josh Sanchez

"29. Jacksonville Jaguars (1-7)Jacksonville watched all of the momentum gained from last week’s win go flying out the window thanks in large part to rookie quarterback Blake Bortles tossing two pick-sixes"

FOXSports – Dan Schneier

"31. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (1-7) HIGH: 28 / LOW: 32For an entire half it looked like the Jaguars defense had built on last week’s surprise performance. Things came crashing down in the second half, and Blake Bortles is simply not ready to win games without a strong defense."


"31. JaguarsBlake Bortles threw two interceptions that were returned for touchdowns Sunday. Bortles is the second quarterback since the start of last season to throw two pick-sixes in a game (Geno Smith)."

CBS Sports – Pete Prisco

"30. JaguarsThere will be growing pains with a rookie quarterback. That’s part of the process."

CBS Sports – Pat Kirwan

"29. Jaguars (29):Gus Bradley has his young team playing hard but they just aren’t good enough. I really like what I see in rookie QB Blake Bortles."

NFL.com – Elliot Harrison

"31. JaguarsMaybe Gus Bradley was on to something when he dictated this would be a redshirt year for Blake Bortles. All those who clamored for Chad Henne to sit sure have enjoyed Bortles’ six touchdowns and 12 interceptions, including two incredibly costly pick-sixes Sunday."