Based on which website to study, the Jacksonville Jaguars take a tumble in Week two NFL rankings. How far they tumble is primarily based on opinion.
Ok, so the drop wasn’t that dramatic for the Jacksonville Jaguars in the most current ESPN.com NFL rankings. The Jaguars tumbled from their original post at 19th to 24th immediately after their 40-26 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Though the offense looked greater than anticipated, even with the loss of quarterback Nick Foles, who suffered a broken clavicle, it was the hugely vaunted defense that took a beating on Sunday. Items will have to get greater this coming Sunday as this group plays the 1st of two straight divisional matchups against Houston and then Tennessee 4 days later.
Even two days immediately after the loss, the speak in Jacksonville is nonetheless about how rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew looked filling in for Foles immediately after he went down in the 1st quarter.
“Minshew completed his 1st 13 passes — the most by a rookie quarterback to commence his profession more than the previous 40 years, per Elias Sports Bureau study — en route to 275 yards and two touchdowns,” writes Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com. “Minshew completed 22 of 25 passes, with a single of the incompletions a pass that bounced off Leonard Fournette’s hands and was intercepted.”
Though the ESPN ranking could have seemed a bit higher for the Jaguars, as the Chiefs scored on seven straight possessions, the very same can not be mentioned for Russell Baxter’s NFL rankings on FanSided.com.
Prior to the commence of the season, Jacksonville was ranked 28th general by the web site. The loss didn’t send the group into freefall, but it did give the group a 31st ranking this week. The analyst commended the offensive efforts of Minshew but also stated the clear about the other unit on the group.
“Enter rookie Gardner Minshew, who wound up throwing for 275 yards and two scores (1 interception). But the Jacksonville defense couldn’t slow down Patrick Mahomes and an attack that rolled up 491 total yards. And the Jaguars failed to come up with sack or a takeaway,” Baxter added.
The Jaguars are now set to go with Minshew as their signal-caller till Foles comes back from surgery to repair his collarbone. Head coach Doug Marrone told the media he was optimistic about his veteran’s return. Foles signed an $88-million deal this offseason to come in and transform the path of this franchise offensively.
Just after seeing Minshew come in devoid of considerably notice, Marrone stated he felt comfy with the rookie moving forward. The sixth-round choose out of Washington State has a record-setting day even in the loss.
“Minshew’s completion percentage (88.%) was the highest in league history for any player with at least 15 pass attempts generating an NFL debut, DiRocco added. “It is also a franchise single-game record amongst players with at least 25 pass attempts.”
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