Will Jacksonville Jaguars make history for the wrong reasons?

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The Jacksonville Jaguars don’t have a favorable schedule.

You have to be historically bad to lose 20 straight games in the NFL. A 0-16 season (we are looking at you, Cleveland Browns, and Detroit Lions) might stand out more on the record books but not having 20 tries and come empty-handed every time is equally dreadful, and the Jaguars have a realistic shot to join the 1940s Chicago Cardinals and the 1976/77 Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the only teams to achieve the feat.

The Jaguars are currently a 6.0 underdog to beat the Denver Broncos in Week 2. While some suggest they can pull the upset, nobody will bat an eye if they start the season 0-2. Outside linebacker Von Miller played like his dominant self in the season opener, and the Broncos’ defense played at a high level, constantly pressuring quarterback Daniel Jones and neutralizing their run game.

On offense, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater proved Denver’s coaching staff right when they named him the starter over Drew Lock. The 2014 first-round pick went 28-of-36 for 264 yards and two touchdowns. Thus, it’s not surprising that head coach Vic Fangio’s squad is favored to win the game.

How about the Arizona Cardinals?

Week 3 will also offer a tough matchup. Quarterback Kyler Murray played at a high level in Week 1, throwing for four touchdowns and running for another one. EDGE rusher Chandler Jones was as or more dominant than Von Miller, sacking Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill five times. DeAndre Hopkins and Christian Kirk also give Arizona an outstanding wide receiver duo.

The Jaguars don’t currently have the personnel to contain the Cards’ passing game. Also, they showed in Week 1 that will struggle to keep up with opposing teams, so beating Arizona will be a tall order. If the Jags lose to both the Broncos and the Cardinals, they would be two games away from being 0-20.