Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Power Rankings: No. 32 Jacksonville
By Michael DiRocco
A weekly examination of the Jaguars’ ESPN.com Power Ranking:
Preseason: 29 | Last Week: 32 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002
There are four winless teams, but the Jaguars pretty much cemented their hold on the bottom spot in the ESPN.com Power Rankings with a dismal performance in a 37-3 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Despite what Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says, the Jaguars are the NFL’s worst team.
They’ve been outscored by nearly 100 points, have scored only five points in two home games and rank 30th or worse in the three major offensive statistical categories. The bulk of their yardage (68.3 percent) and points (74.2 percent) have come in the second half when the games have already been decided.
Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said this week that the staff has already begun evaluating personnel and schemes to see what, if any, changes can be made. That’s a process that usually occurs during the bye week, but the 0-4 start has pushed it up a month. It’s not as intense an examination as they will conduct after the team returns from London at the end of this month, but it’s a start.