Once upon a time, the Jacksonville Jaguars were viewed as a potential Super Bowl contender in the AFC. This was a team that came just one win away from football’s biggest game in 2017. This was also a team that defeated the reigning AFC champions 31-20 back in Week 2 in a game that wasn’t as close as the
However, since that day in Jacksonville, much has changed. Everything has changed. Since blasting the New England Patriots, the Jaguars have dropped five out of six games—including their last four in a row. Three of those losses were by double-digits. Just about everything that could go wrong has gone wrong.
The Jacksonville offense has become erratic and error-prone—so much so that Blake Bortles was benched a few weeks ago in a blowout loss at home to the Texans. A Jaguars defense that many considered the best in the NFL has allowed almost 30 points a game over their four-game losing streak.
As the Jaguars head to Lucas Oil Stadium coming off their bye to face the division rival Colts, the edict is clear for the 3-5 Jaguars—get things turned around in short order and peel off a winning streak or watch illusions they may have had of a second straight trip to the postseason go up in smoke.