Jacksonville Jaguars Week 7 Power Rankings: Officially the worst


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The Jacksonville Jaguars looked to be on the rise after a big win in week 2 against the Miami Dolphins, but it’s been downhill ever since. An unsurprising blowout at the hands of the New England Patriots was followed by 3 straight painful losses against less-than-imposing opponents, including a 40-year old

Matt Hasselbeck

and a turnover-prone rookie quarterback. It’s not surprising that the national perception of the team has taken a complete nosedive for even the most optimistic of Jaguar backers (as you’ll see below).

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


"31. Jacksonville JaguarsLook, it’s the Jaguars — were you really expecting much? The Jaguars are doomed to be terrible forever and never have nice things except for that one year they cashed in their underdog card against the John Elway-led Broncos. Blake Bortles looks average, the offense is so-so and their defense isn’t good enough to stop the Texans terrible offensive attack.There’s still some hope that Jacksonville can figure things out but they’re stuck in purgatory with no road map to get out. This offseason is going to be one spent re-tooling things again and they’re pretty much already playing for 2017 — since the same thing will happen again in 2016."

FOX Sports

"32. Jaguars (1-5) 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 Jaguars are the only team in the NFL this season that has yet to rush for a touchdown. T.J. Yeldon‘s lone score this season was on a pass."

CBS Sports – Pete Prisco

"32. JaguarsAt 1-5, they are struggling in big way. The heat is on coach Gus Bradley."

CBS Sports – Pat Kirwan

"32. Jaguars :Just when you think Blake Bortles is ready to break out, he seems to take a step back. Another pick-six (his sixth in 19 games) sealed the deal for his team this week. He’s thrown seven and taken 17 sacks. It’s getting late in Jacksonville. Last Week: 30"

NFL.com – Elliot Harrison

"32. JaguarsThink your team is hard to watch? Try being a Jaguars fan. Jacksonville is 15-55 since the beginning of the 2011 campaign. Fifteen and fifty-five. Blake Bortles continues to put up fantasy numbers, leading the casual fan to surmise that he is ascending rapidly. Until you watch the end-zone interception he threw at the end of the first half on Sunday. Down 10-7, the Jags needed points there. Funny thing is, that wasn’t even Bortles’ worst throw to the other team — or even to Andre Hal, for that matter. See: This pick-six."

My take:

This is not at all unexpected given the way the Jaguars have played in the last 3 weeks – the team hasn’t shown anything to convince me they are better than whoever the 31st team is in these rankings. FanSided mercifully put the Titans behind the Jaguars, but I don’t necessarily agree with that. At least the Titans have shown a semblance of a pass rush and they’ve had a dominant performance (week 1 against a Buccaneers team that essentially blew out the Jaguars). Things could get even uglier for the Jaguars as they just finished up the “easy” part of their schedule.

My ranking for the Jaguars after week 6: 32

Next: Week 6 prediction recap

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