The Jacksonville Jaguars have actually overachieved to remain .500 after six games, but their 30-3 loss to Tennessee on Monday Night Football shows how far they have to go to be a true contender.
All three losses by Jacksonville this season have been by at least 25 points. David Garrard, who was knocked out with a concussion before halftime, has averaged five yards-per-attempt, with one touchdown, and six interceptions in those three games.
Jacksonville’s secondary is among the league’s worst and continues to search for answers at cornerback and safety. The team’s high picks at tackle had a rough night against Tennessee’s defensive line rotation. This is a very young team that will have rough days, but their total meltdowns are a sign they are a bad team as well.
The Jaguars have played four home games — all sellouts. The city has done a nice invigorating the fanbase, all culminating with the mayor declaring it “Teal Monday” before the Titans contest.
This was a huge swing game in Jacksonville’s season. They swung and missed. It’s only getting tougher from here.