Where are the Jacksonville Jaguars Ranked by NFL.com?
By David Levin
After their 31-12 win over the New York Jets, the Jacksonville Jaguars have once again risen in NFL.com’s most recent rankings.
A big win means some upward mobility for the Jacksonville Jaguars. The team is now ranked third overall in the most recent NFL.com power poll. The win over the Jets in dominant fashion was just what this team needed to re-establish itself as one of the best in the league.
The ranking was one spot higher than last week.
"“The Jaguars roll along, rebounding from their narrow Week 3 loss to the Titans with another defensively inspired win over the Jets,” Elliot Harrison wrote."
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The win was as balanced as possible given the defense stole the show without creating turnovers in the team’s final home game before a two-game road trip.
"“As deftly as Doug Marrone’s defense performed, Sunday’s authoritative win was not delivered via a grab bag of interceptions and sacks. In fact, Jacksonville didn’t force any takeaways. The Jags merely stifled the offensively challenged Jets over the course of the afternoon,” Harrison added."
Now, the Jaguars set themselves up for a game with the Kansas City Chiefs, who are ranked second by Harrison. It could be a game where passing offenses could light up the scoreboard from Arrowhead Stadium. While the Jaguars have talented weapons at offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett’s disposal, the defense will have to deal with speed in the Chiefs’ running game, passing attack and return game.
Jacksonville must also deal with a depleted running game once again this week.
"“Actually, the only downsides were the turnovers by Jacksonville’s offense and the loss of RB Leonard Fournette. The latter issue is a wee bit concerning because trust me, the Jags don’t want to get into a pass-happy aerial battle between Blake Bortles and Patrick Mahomes of the Chiefs next weekend.”"
This will be the defense’s toughest test of the year, so far. With Fournette already ruled out for this weekend’s game, the Jaguars will once again rely on T.J. Yeldon as the lead back. Yeldon caught a touchdown and run for a late score on Sunday. He leads the team in rushing this season.
The Los Angeles Rams are ranked first, overall and face Seattle this week on the road in an NFC West showdown. The Tennessee Titans, the only team to beat Jacksonville this season 9-6 two weeks ago, sits 11th in the power poll.