Jacksonville Jaguars Week 17 Power Rankings: Climbing


The Jacksonville Jaguars ended their 2014 regular season home slate on a high note, as they defeated the Tennessee Titans last Thursday night 21-13. Despite being down early yet again, the Jaguars strung together 3 offensive touchdowns for what felt like the first time all season. The defense once again played well, and the Jaguars beat a team that they probably should have handled. Is it enough to move them up?

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

FanSided – Josh Sanchez

"30. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-12)Last week: W vs. TEN, 21-13Last rank: 29thThe Jaguars were doing all they could to stay in the game against the Ravens on Sunday in the first half, but they could not sustain it throughout the game. They get their chance at their 3rd win when they face off against the Titans on Thursday Night Football. The battle of the basement teams in that one. I expect the Jaguars to get another win after that one."

FOXSports – Dan Schneier

"27. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (3-12) HIGH: 27 / LOW: 32The Jaguars have shown a lot of fight this season, but they will need to string together a nearly perfect offseason to become competitive in 2015. In the end, Blake Bortles’ disastrous pocket presence might be too entrenched to reverse."


"30. JaguarsOne of the (many) areas for improvement is the secondary. Jacksonville’s defense has five interceptions this season in 506 pass attempts, the second-lowest percentage in the league."

CBS Sports – Pete Prisco

"30. JaguarsThey have made strides in the second half, especially on defense. In two years, watch out for this team."

CBS Sports – Pat Kirwan

"30. Jaguars (30): No one thought rebuilding the Jaguars was an easy project but it is even tougher than I thought a year ago. They need to finish strong in Houston to create some hope for next year."

NFL.com – Elliot Harrison

"28. JaguarsNice win for the Jags, who continue to play for their coach and display some building blocks to … uh … build on in 2015. Blake Bortles will receive the coverage in that area, which is to be expected. That’s OK. His size, ability to move in and out of the pocket and arm strength were all on display Thursday night. Get that kid the right coaching, and this franchise won’t be down long."