Depending on what preseason publication you read, the Jacksonville Jaguars were amongst the top five NFL teams going into 2018. The beginning of the season was nothing like the middle or the end as the franchise most insiders thought would challenge the New England Patriots for AFC supremacy faltered after a 3-1 start.
In his end-of-the-season rankings, Russell Baxter of FanSided ranked the Jaguars 29th in the NFL. It’s hard to disagree with Baxter’s assessment of Jacksonville, which won a total of five games and fell into the abyss of a seven-game losing streak.
“Doug Marrone’s club won half as many games as it did in ‘17 and returned to the AFC South basement for the second time in three seasons and the fourth time since 2008,” Baxter wrote.