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2020 NFL Power Rankings: Jacksonville Jaguars

Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Jacksonville Jaguars rank in terms of average, best and worst:

Below you will find a Week 5 roundup for the Jaguars in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 27

Curious decision by Doug Marrone in the first quarter of their loss to the Bengals. The Jaguars had a fourth-and-2 from the Cincinnati 30. Rather than go for it, Marrone decided to trot out kicker Aldrick Rosas for a 48-yard attempt. Keep in mind that the Jaguars just signed Rosas to their practice squad last week, and he was only playing because Jacksonville was without its top three kickers. Anyway, Rosas missed the attempt. That's not why the Jaguars lost. They lost because they have the league's worst defense. But I'll never understand the lengths to which NFL coaches will go to avoid going for it on fourth down.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 29

The defense is awful, which is going to be a season-long issue. Is it time to start thinking about next season - as usual? They do have a winnable game this week at Houston.

USA Today -- Rank: 29

Let's go back to Next Gen Stats ... if this dubious RYOE (rushing yards over expectation) metric is worth a Jag, wouldn't undrafted RB James Robinson's 285 rushing yards be about 285 more than anyone expected? Let's keep it real.

ESPN -- Rank: 30

FPI chance to make playoffs: 1.6%

The Jaguars are giving up 29.3 points and 399.5 yards per game -- and they've got key players injured from a unit that was unable to stop anybody. When you look at the QBs the Jaguars have to face from here on out -- Ben Roethlisberger, Matthew Stafford, Deshaun Watson, Aaron Rodgers, Lamar Jackson and Kirk Cousins -- it's hard to see them stopping any of them. The offense is going to have to outscore opponents every week, and while it is better than it was the past two seasons, there's still not enough playmakers to do that. -- Mike DiRocco

NFL.com -- Rank: 26

Forget about "Tank For Trevor" ... how about "Suck For Sacks"? The Jaguars have been fine on offense with Gardner Minshew this season -- it's the defense that's in desperate need of help. Jacksonville's D is allowing 29.3 points and 399.5 yards per game, both marks that would easily set franchise records for futility if they kept pace. The Bengals came into Sunday's matchup winless with a rookie quarterback who's been running for his life, and they rolled up 505 yards of offense. Joe Burrow had been a pinata through three weeks, sacked a league-high 14 times and hit on 31 occasions, but the Jags managed just a single sack and little pressure. Was "Sacksonville" really just three years ago? Impossible.

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