Jacksonville Jaguars Week 6 Power Rankings: Creeping to the bottom


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The Jacksonville Jaguars have lost two straight games in painful fashion after getting blown out in week 3 by the New England Patriots and fans are subsequently starting to lose hope. That line of thinking is finally starting to line up with how the national media views the Jaguars – a young team that still doesn’t have enough talent to compete consistently.

The Jaguars aren’t getting blown out the same way they were in the first two years of head coach Gus Bradley’s tenure, but the progress is too incremental to hope they can turn it around and be successful this year. Unsurprisingly, nobody is giving the Jaguars much of a chance to string together a few wins and pull themselves back into relevance this season.

Here’s where the Jaguars fell in some of the power rankings around the web after another tough loss:


"31. Jacksonville Jaguars The Jaguars were in a barnburner of a game against the Bucs this week, but still managed to look like the worse team of the two. It wasn’t a terrible game but Jacksonville made just enough mistakes that they were able to suck worse than the Bucs and Jameis Winston. There’s also that monster game their run defense gave up to Doug Martin, as giving up three touchdowns to one player as well as a defensive touchdown on a T.J. Yeldon fumble isn’t the best way to state your case as a contender in a weak AFC South."

FOX Sports

"32. Jaguars (1-4) HIGH: 26 / LOW: 32The Jaguars can’t get out of their own way. Despite the progress made by Blake Bortles in recent weeks, careless turnovers and an inability to create stops on defense has this team limited on a weekly basis."


"32. JaguarsThe Jags aren’t winning, but Blake Bortles is improving. He has four interceptions in his past seven games after throwing 17 interceptions in his first 12 games."

CBS Sports – Pete Prisco

"29. JaguarsThe defense is a big-time issue. At least Blake Bortles is showing progress."

CBS Sports – Pat Kirwan

"32. Jaguars :Gus Bradley is disappointed with his team, and I can’t blame him. Sunday was a missed opportunity for a team trying to climb toward respectability. Last Week: 30"

NFL.com – Elliot Harrison

"27. JaguarsLoved Blake Bortles’ day from a fantasy perspective. The kid posted a sparkling 125.4 passer rating — and apparently, he did so with a sprained AC joint. Looks like Jacksonville has found its quarterback.But — you knew there would be a “but” … — he just can’t throw that second-quarter pick to Bradley McDougald. Not when Allen Robinson is wide open over the middle. And going 2-for-8 on third down hurt Jacksonville, as well.Of course, Gus Bradley’s discipline is the defensive side of the ball — and giving up 6 yards per play is worse than anything Bortles did. Hard to wrap your arms around these Jags. This is the kind of game — playing a struggling Tampa Bay team with a rookie QB who turned the ball over four times one week prior — they need to win. It’s that cut and dried."

My take:

I don’t really have a problem with any of these rankings, save maybe Elliot Harrison who is entirely too optimistic with his slotting at 27. The Jaguars are a bad football with a recent history of losing and losing consistently. Right now, I wouldn’t expect the Jaguars to go up against any other team in the NFL and win right now.

My ranking for the Jaguars after week 5: 32

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