Friday, November 26, 2021

Jacksonville Jaguars Week 12 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2021 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: 29.8 (30th)
  • Best ranking: 29 (USA Today)
  • Worst ranking: 30 (Multiple)

Below you will find a Week 12 roundup for the Jaguars in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 30

Most memorable Thanksgiving game: Have never played on Thanksgiving

The most likely reason for the Jaguars not having a Thanksgiving game is the NFL wants to prevent viewers from getting indigestion after a big meal. Especially over the past decade, during which the Jaguars have lost 10 or more games nine times (the only exception was 2017). Other than the obligatory Thursday night game, the Jaguars just aren't a draw for a national audience: It has been 13 years since the Jaguars played a Sunday night game (a 26-21 loss to Pittsburgh on Oct. 5, 2008) and 10 years since they played a Monday night game (a 38-14 loss to San Diego on Dec. 5, 2011), both of which are the longest active streaks in the NFL, per ESPN Stats & Information research. -- Mike DiRocco -- Rank: 30

The Jaguars showed signs of life in recent weeks, but the team didn't have much of a pulse in a 30-10 home loss to the 49ers. The playmaker-deficient offense continues to put rookie Trevor Lawrence in difficult positions -- especially against a fast-improving team like San Francisco. Lawrence's hugely hyped debut season in the NFL hasn't delivered the fireworks the Jags had hoped for: He has just eight touchdown passes in 356 attempts and his QBR of 35.0 places him 29th among qualified starters. The guy needs help.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 30

So much for the progress they were making. The offense is a disaster. They can't score points.

USA Today -- Rank: 29

They've got five takeaways this season, three fewer than any other team.

The Athletic -- Rank: 30

Best side dish: Defensive end Josh Allen gave the NFL world a gift with his ridiculous day against his name twin, Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen, earning a sack, an interception and a recovered fumble. But the Jags' Allen has put together a nice stretch of games overall, with three sacks, six quarterback hits and a forced fumble in the past month. Jacksonville will need more impact plays from him in a season when it hasn't had much to celebrate.

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