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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Trevor Lawrence (16), quarterback of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports) /

Jacksonville Jaguars. 3. team. 52. . 0-4.

The Jacksonville Jaguars are a 0-4 team trending in the right direction.

This was a good week for a few winless NFL teams. The New York Jets got their first win of the season against the Tennesee Titans. The Indianapolis Colts also took care of business and beat the Miami Dolphins. The Jacksonville Jaguars didn’t win but had the Cincinnati Bengals against the ropes.

Jacksonville isn’t going to suddenly go 13-4 and four but there are several reasons why they will make things interesting for the remainder of the year. Trevor Lawrence is playing well but he isn’t the only Jaguar. The coaching staff remembered they have a stud running back in James Robinson and have given him a bigger workload over the last two weeks.

Second-year wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. showed out against the Bengals, hauling in six receptions for 99 yards. He will need to keep having this kind of performance with DJ Chark out for the foreseeable future. Tight end Dan Arnold also made an immediate impact after joining the team last Monday.

On the other hand, the Jags have their work cut out for them. They need to do a better job of pressuring the quarterback and the defense needs to force more turnovers. In four games, they have logged a paltry five sacks and one interception in 2021. Furthermore, they need to get more from their 2021 draft class. Currently, Lawrence and cornerback Tyson Campbell are the only rookies that are playing a significant amount of time. On the bright side, most of these issues can be corrected. Let’s see how they fare against the Titans in Week 5.