The Jacksonville Jaguars are nearing the bottom of the NFL power rankings after their 41-3 loss to the Chicago Bears. None of the four major power rankings have the Jaguars higher than No. 29. On SB Nation's power rankings, where the Jaguars are ranked No. 29, up slightly from No. 30 last week, Joel Thorman boils down their struggles to statistics:
They score 13 points a game and give up 27. That pretty much says it all there. They average a two-touchdown loss.
On ESPN.com's power rankings, the Jaguars are No. 31, down one spot from last week. ESPN analyst John Clayton wonders if its time to just cover the whole stadium:
Instead of putting a tarp on empty seats, how about putting a tarp over the team?
On CBS Sports' power rankings, the Jaguars are dead last at No. 32. Pete Prisco wonders how much longer General Manager Gene Smith may have left with the team:
This is a team that isn't any better. General manager Gene Smith is in big trouble.
It must be so frustrating being a Jaguars fan. The team's most glaring offensive hole has not been filled, as this space detailed last week. The quarterback position is giving the club nothing. Blaine Gabbert faced a tough assignment with the Bears coming to town -- no doubt -- but 17 of 33 for 142 yards, two picks and a lost fumble is particularly awful considering he has zero track record to offset another miserable performance.
The Jaguars next play the Oakland Raiders on Oct. 21.