Jacksonville Jaguars Smart to Avoid Playoff Talk Ahead of Game vs. Buffalo Bills

By Juan Pablo Aravena
Kirby Lee – USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars are focused only on their next game, a strategy that has worked for them in recent weeks.

Riding a three-game winning streak and with four wins in their last five contests, the Jaguars still have a slight chance of making the postseason, mathematically speaking. For that to happen, the Jaguars need to win their three final games of the year, expect three losses from both the Baltimore Ravens and the Miami Dolphins, two from the San Diego Chargers and the New York Jets and one from both the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Oakland Raiders.

It’s clearly a tough scenario that’s unlikely to happen so having that in mind, the Jaguars have been very smart to avoid any sort of playoff talk in the dressing room ahead of the game against the Buffalo Bills.

Coach Gus Bradley recently said they are aware of their chances if they win on Sunday but at the same time, he said that “the team is only focused on the next game and if we maintain our chances the next week, we’ll see”.

If the Jaguars make the playoffsm, it would be the first time since 2007 they reach the postseason. With a probable matchup against the division rival Indianapolis Colts on the horizon, it’s safe to say the Jaguars are smart to avoid those thoughts. With slim chances to reaching that objective, the players could lose the focus and considering the momentum they’ve built after the recent weeks, losing the concentration would be a bigger loss than a game itself.

Juan Pablo Aravena is a sports writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @jparavenarant or add him to your network on Google

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