Jaguars in search of helping hands | jacksonville.com
Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts has caught 60 passes in his short NFL career.That’s 49 more than the other three receivers currently filling in for Justin Blackmon.Blackmon served the first of his four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy during last Sunday’s embarrassing 28-2 loss to Kansas City at EverBank Field. He’ll be out again when the Jaguars travel to Oakland (0-1) on Sunday.
Setting the table: Raiders-Jaguars
Here’s this week’s Setting the Table: Storylines and stuff to watch as the Jacksonville Jaguars prepare to play the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., Sunday at 4:25 p.m. The buzz: The main storyline for the Jaguars has some competition this week. There’s the need to respond from a disappointing regular-season opener. There’s playing two games in a week on the West Coast. There’s the need to improve in a lot of areas – particularly on the offensive line – following a one-sided loss to Kansas City Sunday.
Power Rankings: No. 32 Jacksonville Jaguars - ESPN
Thanks to an abysmal performance in a 28-2 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 1, the Jaguars have dropped to last in ESPN.com’s NFL Power Rankings. They began the season ahead of the Bills, Raiders and Jets. Those teams are now Nos. 29, 31 and 27, respectively. There’s no chance to even argue against the drop to last place, either. The Jaguars had only 178 yards of total offense and Kansas City quarterback Alex Smith was hit only four times in 34 drop backs. There are plenty of other stats to show how poorly the team played, but listing them all is just piling on.