Jacksonville Jaguars Week 14 Power Rankings: Dropping fast


The Jacksonville Jaguars are one of the worst teams in the league, that much is clear after another brutal loss, this time at the hands of the Tennessee Titans. While the offense has shown rapid growth in 2015, the defense has regressed enormously in the third year of head coach Gus Bradley’s reign.

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It wasn’t that long ago that the Jaguars were 4-6 with a realistic shot at the playoffs thanks to a terrible division and an easy schedule. The Jaguars are not mathematically eliminated from the postseason, but it’s silly to think the Jaguars can win any of their next 4 games let alone all of them.

Here’s where the Jaguars fell in some of the power rankings around the web after a pathetic showing by the defense in a shootout loss to the Titans:


"30. Jacksonville JaguarsThe Jacksonville Jaguars may have lost on Sunday, but if there’s ever any consolation in an L it was that contest to the Tennessee Titans.Blake Bortles has had plenty of promising moments in the National Football League, but Sunday was arguably his greatest game as a professional. Throwing for 322 yards and five touchdowns (with no picks) counts as a statement game regardless of the result.It’s time to start talking about Bortles and Allen Robinson as one of the league’s top quarterback-wide receiver duos. Robinson is destined to be the latest Pro Bowl player that makes the game, yet nobody knows his name. Dude catches touchdowns like elementary kids catch colds. His three touchdowns and 153 yards against Tennessee were high marks in a coming-out season.Now it’s time to kick the running game into gear. It seems like when Bortles is cooking, TJ Yeldon can’t get any traction on the ground. Same goes for when Yeldon is grinding – Bortles can’t get it on. When both have a good game simultaneously, look out, ma, because this team might boast a potent offense.For so long it’s been the Jaguars boasting a solid defense and moribund offense. Once the team’s injuries start healing up it’ll be okay. The results weren’t there on Sunday, but the future is bright."

FOX Sports

"31. Jaguars (4-8) HIGH: 22 / LOW: 32This might be another lost season for the Jaguars, but they’ve certainly found a franchise building block in second-year wide receiver Allen Robinson, who is now on pace for 1,440 yards receiving"


"29. Jaguars The Jaguars are 4-8, but the improvement is there. With four games to play, the Jaguars have already scored more points this season than they had in any of their past four seasons."

CBS Sports – Pete Prisco

"30. JaguarsIt’s a shame they have no defense. That offense is explosive — and getting better by the week"

Yahoo Sports – Frank Schwab

"28. Jaguars(4-8, LW: 28)Allen Robinson is a legit No. 1. He has 1,080 yards and 11 touchdowns with four games to go. He’s the first 1,000-yard receiver for the Jaguars since Jimmy Smith in 2005. The fact that it’s been 10 years is really odd, actually."

NFL.com – Elliot Harrison

"30. JaguarsIt might be time to get fully behind the Blake Bortles Experience. While the Power Rankings have been sluggish to glorify the fantasy-productive quarterback due to ill-timed interceptions, Bortles’ five-touchdown performance in a loss were darn impressive. Who has a better QB-WR relationship than Bortles and Allen Robinson right now? Roethlisberger to Brown? Any QB walking upright and DeAndre Hopkins? Call Gus Bradley “Gus Coryell” if this keeps up. #AirGus #Greatestshowingoldandteal #Allentown"

Next: Jags v. Titans prediction recap

My take:

Right now, there’s only one team in the NFL that I think the Jaguars would be favored against on a neutral field (the Cleveland Browns). As such, I have them ranked 31st.

Yes, I think Blake Bortles and the offense have the makings of a playoff-caliber unit, but the defense is so far behind that it’s hard to focus on the positives. They have 4 more games this year to try and build some momentum for 2016.

My ranking for the Jaguars after week 13: 31