Ranking Jacksonville Jaguars’ 3 wins of the 2021 season

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Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) at TIAA Bank Field. [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union]
Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) at TIAA Bank Field. [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union] /
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Matthew Wright #15 of Jacksonville Jaguars celebrates with team. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images) /

Wins were hard to come by for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2021. While they came close a few times, they couldn’t get the job done and ended up mustering just three victories. On the bright side, the Jags tripled their win totals from the previous season and that must account for something, right?

Then again, the Jaguars were supposed to be far better under the leadership of Urban Meyer. Or so they thought when they hired him. Once it became clear he wasn’t fit to coach the team, he got the boot.

In retrospect, it’s fair to wonder how many more games the Jags could have won had they had a competent head coach at the helm. While dwelling in the past may not be good helpful, this team needs to look back and all the things that went right in 2021 and try to repeat them next season. For the time being, here’s how the Jags’ three wins of the 2021 season rank.

No. 3 Jaguars’ win of the 2021 season – Week 6 against the Dolphins.

The Jaguars’ first win of the season was a meaningful one. They were just a few days removed from a scandal involving Urban Meyer and fresh off a loss to the Tennesse Titans. If that wasn’t enough, the Jags were riding a 20-game losing streak. In spite of all the noise, the Jags came through and beat the Miami Dolphins 23-20 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The game was close and it came down to the Jags’ last drive. Trevor Lawrence connected with wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. in consecutive passes, with 20 seconds remaining on the clock, to get to the Phins’ 35-yard line. This made it possible for Matthew Wright to make the game-winning field goal. An interception by veteran cornerback Nevin Lawson also help, and so did wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr., who hauled in seven passes for 100 yards and one touchdown.

The Jaguars went into the BYE not having to worry about the losing streak and the pressure of having to win a football game.