The Jacksonville Jaguars are now ranked No. 1 in the most recent poll of NFL teams by USA Today.
For the Jacksonville Jaguars, to the victor goes the spoils. After a 31-20 win over the New England Patriots on Sunday at TIAA Bank Field, the team is currently ranked No. 1 by USA Today and other sports websites.
Jacksonville had 481 yards of total offense on Sunday as Blake Bortles threw for 377 yards and four touchdowns. The Philadelphia Eagles, who were ranked first last week, is now seventh. The Patriots were second last week and are now ranked eighth overall.
"“Took NFL royalty to the woodshed — their 11-point defeat of New England wasn’t really that close — without injured Leonard Fournette’s help,” Nate Davis wrote."
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Per Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com and the Jacksonville Jaguars, Fournette is expected to practice today ahead of the team’s game against the Tennessee Titans.
The Jaguars play their second of three straight home games this weekend at TIAA BAnk Field. The team hosts the New York Jets next weekend before a showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs on the road.
The Chiefs come in at third in this power poll.
Pete Prisco of CBS Sports has been high on the Jaguars from before the season started. In his most recent rankings, he pointed out the three teams in Florida are a combined 6-0 in the first two weeks of the NFL season.
Prisco had the Jaguars second in his poll last week, behind the Los Angeles Rams. Jacksonville leapfrogged the NFC West team.
"“They [Jacksonville] earned this spot dominating the Patriots. If Blake Bortles plays like he did against New England, they should be a playoff team,” Prisco wrote."
Prisco has the Patriots seventh and the Eagles 10th.
The Titans are ranked 19th this week, a week after coming in 27th. The other two teams in the AFC South, the Indianapolis Colts are 20th, and Houston is 21st, falling seven spots from 14th.