Friday, October 16, 2020

Jacksonville Jaguars Week 6 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Jacksonville Jaguars rank in terms of average, best and worst:

  • Average ranking: 28.6 (29th)
  • Best ranking: 28th (Multiple)
  • Worst ranking: 29th (Multiple)

Below you will find a Week 6 roundup for the Jaguars in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 28

We have a leader in the clubhouse for worst play of the year. Down 13-7, the Jaguars faced a fourth-and-1 from the Houston 8 with 3:21 left in the third quarter. They dialed up a pass with running back James Robinson. Robinson lined up in shotgun, started running to his right, didn't like what he saw, fumbled, and the Texans took over on downs. Earlier in the game, the Jaguars missed a pair of field goals, and Doug Marrone punted on fourth-and-2 from near midfield. They have lost four in a row.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 29

They competed against the Texans, but their kicking woes cost them any chance to win it. Their defense is bad and has injuries. That's not a good combination.

USA Today -- Rank: 29

Per Elias, they've already made NFL history. Jags are first to lose three in a row in one season (not counting Week 1) to winless teams.

ESPN -- Rank: 29

Biggest weakness: Defense

The Jaguars have given up 30-plus points in four consecutive games, something that's only been done twice before in franchise history (2013 and 2014), and they're allowing 417 yards per game. They can't blame injuries, because the three starters who missed Sunday's game (DE Josh Allen, LB Myles Jack, CB CJ Henderson) have been on the field in every other game. The front hasn't gotten much pressure, and coordinator Todd Wash doesn't like to blitz much anyway, but the Jaguars haven't gotten home when they have blitzed. This side of the ball needs an infusion of talent. -- Mike DiRocco -- Rank: 28

The Jaguars make way too many mistakes to win games right now. On Sunday, it was a pair of ugly field-goal misses by kicker Stephen Hauschka, a bizarre fourth-and-1 call in the red zone that led to a James Robinson lost fumble, and a Gardner Minshew sack/fumble/turnover in the fourth quarter that doomed a final comeback attempt. The Jacksonville defense actually showed improvement against the Texans despite the injury absences of linebacker Myles Jack, defensive end Josh Allen and cornerback C.J. Henderson, but the Jags have been unable to put together a complete effort during this four-game losing streak. The margin for error is too tight for Doug Marrone's team.

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