The Jacksonville Jaguars lost four games in a row prior to their bye week, which saw them free fall in SB Nation’s power rankings, as one would expect. Well, I’m happy to report their slide in the power rankings has stopped for at least one week!
They won the bye! The Jaguars come in at No. 23, which is exactly where they were headed into the bye week.
That’s about the only spot the Jaguars won during the bye week.
Both the Houston Texans and Tennessee Titans won, which means the Jaguars and Indianapolis Colts are in a battle for last place this weekend. Combine that with the fact that the Jaguars Sunday Night Football game with the Pittsburgh Steelers got flexed OUT of the prime time spot. The Jaguars are so bad right now, they dumped the Steelers off prime time!
And finally to be serious, in some tragic news, we learned that former Jaguars offensive lineman Vincent Manuwai passed away at just 38 years old in his apartment in Hawaii. It was shocking and saddening news to me. Manuwai was one of my favorite players when he was mauling open running lanes for Fred Taylor and Maurice Jones-Drew. He was one of the first players I ever did a one-to-one interview with and he couldn’t have been more patient and nice about it. He was truly a gentle giant and he will be missed.