Jaguars power rankings: Week 4 wasn’t kind to AFC South

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16). (Imagn Images photo pool)
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16). (Imagn Images photo pool) /
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If you have watched the Jacksonville Jaguars in recent weeks, you know they’re a young team that is trying to figure how to week. Although they didn’t beat the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 4, they played competitive football. Moreover, the game was never out of reach, and if the Jags came close to beating Cincy on Thursday Night Football. It wasn’t meant to be though, and they lost by three points.

On the bright side, the Jaguars have shown growth. Not enough to win games but enough to know head coach Urban Meyer has them on the right path. In particular, quarterback Trevor Lawrence has showcased many of the attributes that made him the top overall pick in the 2021 draft. He’s displayed outstanding pocket awareness and the arm strength to make all kinds of throws. Also, his decision-making is steadily improving. Even though he threw no touchdown passes in Week 4, he didn’t turn the ball over either. It will be worth monitoring to see whether he will take another step forward or regress against the Tennesee Titans in Week 5.

While the Titans will most likely be favored to win, they looked vulnerable against the Jets. In fact, the whole AFC South, with the exception of the Indianapolis Colts, struggled in Week 4. Tennessee currently leads the division with a 2-2 record while both Indy and the Houston Texans sit at 1-1.

The Jaguars are in last place but they’re just two games behind the Titans. While it’s unrealistic to expect Jacksonville to compete for the division crown, things could become interesting. For the time being, here’s how the division looks after Week 4.