Jacksonville Jaguars Week 15 Power Rankings: Falling Back Down


The Jacksonville Jaguars were sky high a week ago after a dramatic comeback win against the New York Giants, but they fell back to earth hard on Sunday as they fell to the Houston Texans 27-13. The Jaguars looked good for a half as they went into the locker room with a 13-10 lead, but they collapsed in the second half, failing to score any points and allowing the Texans to run roughshod all over them. With the Raiders picking up another win, the Jaguars are again in the conversation for worst team in the league.

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

NFL Spin Zone – Joe Soriano

"29. Jacksonville Jaguars 2-11Last week: 27-13 L HOULast rank: 29thMarqise Lee is quietly playing some consistent football, and that’s a huge positive for the Jaguars organization going forward. Another positive is the equally quiet improvement in decision-making from Blake Bortles, though the Jaguars aren’t exactly challenging defenses much."

FOXSports – Dan Schneier

"31. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (2-11) HIGH: 27 / LOW: 32The Jaguars are overmatched on both sides of the ball in every contest that they have entered this season. Blake Bortles has shown flashes, but his receiving corps might look a lot different next season when Allen Robinson and potentially Justin Blackmon return."


"31. JaguarsBlake Bortles has been sacked 19 times in the past four games. Jacksonville is finishing its fourth straight 11-loss season after posting three in its first 16 seasons."

CBS Sports – Pete Prisco

"32. JaguarsThey are improving on defense, which is a good sign. The offense isn’t good at all."

CBS Sports – Pat Kirwan

"29. Jaguars (28): The Jaguars need to win a game or two at the end of the season to provide hope to the fans. Their last home game is in two weeks on a Thursday night against the Titans, and they need to win that one."

NFL.com – Elliot Harrison

"30. JaguarsAs happens so often with bad football teams, the Jaguars let the second half get away from them Sunday. That’s OK; the same fate befell the last “Planet of the Apes” movie. Jacksonville came out of halftime with a 13-10 lead over the Texans — then proceeded to run 13 plays over their next three drives for a total of minus-1 yard. Oy."