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The Jaguars Limbo Under a Low Bar
The Jaguars (somehow) found a way to be even worse than expected. A four point underdog against the Chiefs (at home, no less), and they lose by 26. Prior to their week 1 loss, the Jaguars were a 3 point underdog on the road against the Raiders in week 2. The market has since corrected, and the Jaguars are now a six point underdog, although part of that movement could be due to a perceived better than expected showing by the Raiders against the Colts.
The Jaguars were already ranked the worst team in my week 1 rankings, but their GPF (Generic Points Favored), dropped even further this week, from 7.6 to 8.9. They drop any lower and they rival the post-Manning, pre-Luck, Curtis Painter-led Colts of 2011 in terms of sheer numerical awfulness. An unfortunate start for the Jaguars new, supposedly more analytical, approach.
Here is the Week 2 ranking table. The Broncos remain on top. The two Pennsylvania-based NFL teams were like ships passing in the night, with the Eagles jumping from #18 to #11, and the Steelers sinking from #14 to #24.