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ESPN: Jaguars have easiest remaining schedule in NFL

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The Jaguars are half-a-game out of the AFC South lead, four of their remaining games are in their division, and more reasons why they have the easiest remaining schedule in the league.

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Everything has aligned for the Jacksonville Jaguars to overachieve this season -- they've played all but one game where teams were at their worst, they've faced more backup quarterbacks than starting quarterbacks, and teams seem to have their key players injured right before facing them.

They're still 2-5, but the AFC South sucks, right?

That's why ESPN's calculations that the Jaguars the easiest remaining schedule make me hopeful that a bad team can still host a playoff game.

According to ESPN, the remaining opponents for the Jaguars have just a 37.7% winning percentage.

Yup. The easiest remaining schedule. If Gus Bradley & Co. can't squeak out at least 4-5 more wins from a schedule that consists of the New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens, San Diego Chargers, Indianapolis Colts, Houston Texans, and Tennessee Titans (twice!) then... well, I don't know, fam.