This week, the buzz about the Jacksonville Jaguars is more like streaks of, what was that?! Reader beware, some of these reviews aren’t exactly gold stars, but a few would make good locker room conversation.
||Blake Bortles can’t play like he did in Kansas City or they won’t be a playoff team – no matter what.||5||3-2-0|
*tough to argue with this*
Last week: 3rd
Week 5 result: Lost to the Chiefs, 30-14
Week 6 opponent: at Dallas Cowboys
One thing to know: In what could have been a preview of the AFC Championship, the Jaguars defense couldn’t contain Patrick Mahomes and the potent Kansas City offense. Jacksonville will have to be ready should there be a postseason rematch.
*this isn’t really true. The defense kept Mahones from throwing a TD and intercepted him, twice. When the Jags offense turns the ball over 5 times, that means more time Mahones had. Blaming the defense is just wrong. Even still, they had a chance to win the game, if not for those costly red zone turnovers.*
Previous rank: No. 3
Blake Bortles tossed 430 yards worth of passes on Sunday, shades of the Allen Boys days. Shades of classic Bortles, too: The QB’s five giveaways were enough to declaw the Jags. Jacksonville’s defense knew it would have its hands full all day with the Chiefs‘ explosive offense. Actually, the unit fared alright, creating turnovers and limiting Patrick Mahomes on third down, while twice being put in bad positions by an offense that couldn’t hold onto the ball. The missing element that could assist both the quarterback and Doug Marrone’s defensive unit? He’s probably in a cold tub at this very moment, nursing a bum hamstring.
*true, but they also need a healthy offensive line and maybe receivers who can be consistent? IS it the bye yet?*
6. Jacksonville Jaguars (3-2)
Jaguars signal-caller Blake Bortles tossed four picks—two in the red zone in a nightmarish performance despite his 430 passing yards. Mahomes threw two interceptions and logged his only score on a four-yard run in the first quarter.
*no comment and not much of a drop*
7. Jacksonville Jaguars 3-2 (last week: 4)
The Jaguars are chameleons because of their different play on the road, especially Bortles. The defense doesn’t go into a slump, but Bortles can’t regress when the running game is no longer automatic.
*assuming he means regressing, as in tossing picks, because he did throw 2 TD’s and over 400 yards. I’ll take that last part every week. Oh, and last year, we won on the road like warriors.*
Week 5 ranking: 3
Rest-of-season SOS ranking:17th. The Jaguars’ toughest game left on the schedule is actually this Sunday when they travel to face the Cowboys, where FPI gives Jacksonville a 44 percent chance to win. The Jaguars are 5-2 since the start of last season, including the playoffs, in games as the FPI underdog. — Koontz
8. Jaguars (4): Dr. Blake has an impressive 818 passing yards over the past two games, though Mr. Bortles’ six turnovers more than offset his better half.
7. Jaguars (3-2; No. 5): Jalen Ramsey does great against receivers, but he struggles against return specialists.
*Hey, Jalen, Mike Florio threw some serious shade at ya, bro. (again). I believe after the word idiot, is his mug.*
PFT gets the FU award for the week.