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Jacksonville Jaguars’ run game needs to do better headed into playoff game vs. Buffalo Bills - ESPN.com
The Jacksonville Jaguars were built to win in the playoffs -- with a stout defense and a strong running game.

The defense has stumbled a bit at the end of the season but still remains one of the NFL’s best units. The running game, however, needs to improve significantly heading into the team’s playoff opener against Buffalo on Sunday.

Jacksonville Jaguars limp into playoffs after two disappointing losses - BigCatCountry.com
14 days and three hours ago, the Jacksonville Jaguars were putting the finishing touches on a home finale rout of the Houston Texans. One more win (or one Tennessee Titans loss) and we’d be AFC South champions for the first time, well, ever.

Blake Bortles was playing some of the best football in the league.

Russell Wilson came to town and lost.

They were locked into the playoffs with two weeks to go.

Everything was trending upwards. Everything.

And then the last two weeks came.

Jacksonville Jaguars players say they’re ready for the playoffs after two straight losses - USAToday.com
Jacksonville has hit its first adversity at the worst possible moment, not that any of the Jaguars sound worried.

They're heading home.

Blake Bortles was intercepted twice, and the Jaguars turned it over four times as the AFC South champs found themselves swept Sunday by division rival Tennessee 15-10. It's the second straight loss for the Jaguars, and their longest skid this season.