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5 Reasons Why the 0-5 Jacksonville Jaguars’ Season is Already Over

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5 Reasons Why the 0-5 Jacksonville Jaguars’ Season is Already Over

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There isn’t a team in the NFL that is worse than the Jacksonville Jaguars. At 0 – 5, their season is basically already over.

The Jacksonville offense looks completely lost no matter who is in control. The offensive line can’t block, and the defense is on the field for so long the offense might as well buy tickets to the game.

Their next opponents, the Denver Broncos led by Peyton Manning, are predicted to win by over 28 points. Their division, the AFC South, features two teams, the Tennessee Titans and the Indianapolis Colts, who are far better than many thought before the season began along with the Houston Texans who, despite recent struggles, are far superior to Jacksonville. There is very little hope of winning more than two games.

The good news for the Jaguars is that their future isn’t as bad as you might think when you look at their roster. Cecil Shorts and Justin Blackmon are extremely talented receivers. Maurice Jones-Drew might be slowing down, but he’s no pushover at running back. The Jacksonville defense isn’t really that bad; there are a lot of talented players that just get exhausted from being on the field for so long. The Jaguars are just missing some key pieces on offense.

Next season, expect the same type of year from the Jaguars, because, even if they address a lot of the major issues with their team, rebuilding for a team this bad will be a long process. Here are five reasons that Jacksonville has no hope of turning their season around.

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5. History

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No team that has gone 0-5 has ever made the NFL playoffs. Jacksonville doesn’t have what it takes to rewrite history.

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4. Injury-Prone

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No. 2 overall draft pick Luke Joeckel is out for the season after really looking like the best player on a struggling offensive line. Cecil Shorts is carrying an injury, and Blaine Gabbert and Marcedes Lewis aren’t practicing. The Jaguars are just beat up on all sides.

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3. Remaining Schedule

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Not only do the Jaguars have to face good AFC South teams five more times this season, but they play two of the best NFL teams, the Denver Broncos and the San Francisco 49ers. On top of that they have games against the surprisingly decent San Diego Chargers, Cleveland Browns and Buffalo Bills.

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2. Quarterback Problems

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Blaine Gabbert might have been an okay NFL player had he not been thrust into starting for a team that allows so many sacks. Chad Henne’s career is definitely on the downswing. What Jacksonville doesn’t understand, though, is that until they can block for their quarterback, Peyton Manning himself couldn’t save them.

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1. Division Strength

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The AFC South is one of the strongest divisions in the NFL. Sounds crazy, right? But the Indianapolis Colts just beat the Seattle Seahawks, the Houston Texans will get over their struggles eventually, and the Tennessee Titans have one of the best defenses in the NFL. The Jaguars have five more games against these teams; they shouldn’t win any of them.