AFC South midseason rankings: Jacksonville Jaguars have work to do

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The Jacksonville Jaguars’ 2020 season hasn’t gone as they hoped.

This one was going to be a tough season for the Jacksonville Jaguars no matter what. After parting ways in the offseason with veteran defensive end Calais Campbell, cornerback A.J. Bouye, and defensive end Yannick Ngakoue, we knew the team was headed into a rebuild of some sort.

Nevertheless, knowing this was going to be a rough year for the ‘Jags’ doesn’t take from the fact it hasn’t been pleasant to see them drop six straight games beating the Indianapolis Colts in the season opener.

It’s also frustrating to know sophomore Garner Minshew II is out with a thumb injury and that the lesion might’ve played a factor in his struggles this year. Had he not sustained the injury, who knows? The Jaguars may have been able to win a few more games this year.

The Houston Texans are coming off their Bye Week, and just like this Jacksonville team, they have lost six games this season. Coincidentally, their only victory of the year came against the Jaguars in Week 5. Both teams will face each other in Week 9, so we know one of them will win their second game of the year on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Indianapolis Colts have a 5-2 record with quarterback Philip Rivers at the helm and could be on their way to compete for a playoff spot while the Tennessee Titans have lost back-to-back games in the last two weeks.

Heading into Week 9, how does the AFC look? Who’s at the top? Is there much difference between the first and second place? What about the third and fourth place? Who’s at the bottom? Let’s find out.