- Mike DiRocco, ESPN Jacksonville Jaguars reporter
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A weekly examination of the Jaguars' ESPN.com Power Ranking:
Preseason: 31 | Last Week: 32 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002
To quote Florida coach Will Muschamp: "Church mice."
That's all I heard when I challenged myself to come up with a reason -- any reason -- the Jaguars should not be last in the Power Rankings that were released Tuesday.
There are seven other winless teams (Washington, Minnesota, Tampa Bay, Carolina, Cleveland, Pittsburgh and the New York Giants) and surely an argument for one of them being No. 32 could be made. But after looking at the numbers, there wouldn't be any legitimate argument.
The Jaguars are last in the league in total offense (213.0 yards per game), yards per play (3.2) and scoring (5.5 points per game). They're 28th in passing, (160.2 ypg), 30th in rushing (52.5 ypg) and 31st in rush defense (173.5 ypg). The only Jaguars players you can find near the top of any ranking are punter Bryan Anger, who leads the league in punts (19) and yardage (905), and linebacker Paul Posluszny, who is tied for ninth with 19 tackles.
A weekly examination of the Jaguars' ESPN.com Power Ranking:Preseason: 31 | Last Week: 32 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002To quote Florida coach Will Muschamp: "Church mice.