The Jacksonville Jaguars have six more games remaining in what has been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad season. They’re 2-8, likely the worst team in the league (yes, the Cleveland Browns would beat us) and will probably be underdogs in each of their final six games.
Will they win a single game the rest of 2016? Here are their six remaining games ranked from least likely to win to their best opportunity.
No. 6: Buffalo Bills
Gus Bradley on the road? Against a team still fighting for a playoff spot? With Sammy Watkins practicing? And Tyrod Taylor playing like a quarterback you can build an offense around? No thanks. The Jaguars are a seven-point underdog this week for a reason. In my mind, this is the least winnable game remaining on the schedule.
No. 5: Houston Texans
By this point the Jaguars will be 2-11 and on the road in Houston where they haven’t done particularly well no matter who the head coach is. The Texans, however, will be fighting for a playoff spot late into the season. It’s probably one of the least talented rosters they’ll face down the stretch, but the circumstances make this one tough.
No. 4: Denver Broncos
That offense isn’t much to write home about, but their defense is going to pressure Blake Bortles into turnovers. A lot of turnovers. The Broncos are giving up 123.7 yards per game on the ground, but what good is it when your quarterback can’t throw worth a damn?
No. 3: Tennessee Titans
It’s the second-to-last game of the season and even though it’s Tennessee at home, the Titans will be fighting for a playoff spot. Mike Mularkey is going to do everything in his power to Jack Del Rio us with an offense that’s built well and might end up being the best in the AFC South when it’s all said and done.
No. 2: Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings look awful recently and their run game is almost as bad as the Jaguars this year. But that defensive line is going to give us fits.
No. 1: Indianapolis Colts
It’s the least talented roster they’ll face and by this point both teams will be out of the playoff race. Andrew Luck will be sitting on the bench and Gus Bradley will trot out Blake Bortles in another meaningless game because he knows he’s cooked as head coach of this team. If we win one, it’ll be against the Colts JV team in the season finale.