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Big Cat Country Q&A: But seriously, are the Jaguars really Super Bowl contenders?

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Let’s answer some questions ahead of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ matchup against the San Francisco 49ers!

Alex from Jacksonville, FL

Q: Are we actually Super Bowl contenders or are we going to suddenly wake up and it's actually just the day after Blake Bortles five-interception training camp practice?

A: If this is all a dream, don’t wake me up. In answer to the first part of your question, we dominated the AFC’s No. 2 seed in the regular season with our quarterback playing like hot garbage. Our team is built specifically to match up with the AFC’s No. 1 seed (who has coincidentally been incredibly flawed this season). Yes, we are absolutely Super Bowl contenders and a one-and-done year in the playoffs — regardless of who our first opponent is — should be considered underachieving at this point. Crazy year, huh?

Taylor from Tampa, FL

Q: With the way Blake Bortles and the receivers have been playing without Allen Hurns and most recently Marqise Lee, how do you see the depth chart come playoff time assuming everyone’s healthy?

A: Allen Hurns, Marqise Lee, Dede Westbrook, Keelan Cole, Jaydon Mickens, and Larry Pinkard.

Jefery from Midland, TX

Q: Do you see the New England Patriots or Pittsburgh Steelers losing either of the last two games this season and opening us up for a bye?

A: If there’s any game where either team could lose, it’s the New England Patriots playing the Buffalo Bills on Christmas Eve. Hoo boy will that one have some emotion.

Luke from Random City, U.K.

Q: Of all the great Jaguars stats this year, which do you think is most important to keep trending in the 49ers game: total rushing, Blake Bortles avoiding interceptions, sacks, or total points allowed.

A: Total points allowed.

Chris from Niagara Falls, Canada

Q: How good must Blake Bortles continue to play for the Jaguars to not consider signing a top-level quarterback in the offseason? I would still draft a prospect regardless either way, in my opinion.

A: He has to win a playoff game.

Charlie from Asheville, NC

Q: Where would you put the Jaguars in your power rankings?

A: Number one. No, seriously. They have the best defense in football, the most rushing yards per game, and the top-rated quarterback over the last three weeks combined. Where else would you put them?