The Jaguars played the league’s toughest schedule as their first eight opponents, before Sunday’s results, had a combined record of 43-18 (.705). The slate for November and December eases up as their opponents’ combined record is 29-37 (.439), which should allow Gus Bradley’s team a few opportunities to break into the win column. Or at least be more competitive even without suspended receiver Justin Blackmon.
It’s impossible to sugarcoat how inferior the Jaguars have looked, not with the third-worst point differential in league history (minus-178) through eight weeks. When a team is losing games by an average margin of 22 points, the midterm report card won’t be pretty.