A weekly examination of the Jaguars’ ESPN.com Power Ranking:
Preseason: 31 | Last Week: 29 | ESPN.com Power Ranking since 2002
Well, that didn’t take long.
Thanks to an abysmal performance in a 28-2 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 1, the Jaguars have dropped to last in ESPN.com’s NFL Power Rankings. They began the season ahead of the Bills, Raiders and Jets. Those teams are now Nos. 29, 31 and 27, respectively.
There’s no chance to even argue against the drop to last place, either. The Jaguars had only 178 yards of total offense and Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith was hit only four times in 34 drop backs. There are plenty of other stats to show how poorly the team played, but listing them all is just piling on.
Here’s what was written in today's Power Rankings comments to accompany the last-place ranking:
"The Jaguars' offense didn't cross midfield until the fourth quarter. The Raiders present a chance to get back on track, but Seattle looms in Week 3."