The 2008 Detroit Lions should be very nervous after watching the Jacksonville Jaguars play on Sunday.
Jacksonville was defeated by San Francisco, 42-10, at Wembley Stadium. The Jaguars proved they could lose in London just as easily as they can drop games in America. They are without a doubt the NFL’s worst team.
Jacksonville’s record is now 0-8. The Jaguars are halfway to the history books, eight losses away from matching Detroit’s 0-16 record in 2008.
Sure, Jacksonville has plenty of time to win a game, but it is getting hard to believe the Jaguars can pull off a win this season. Take a look at their remaining schedule, and try to find a win:
• At Tennessee (Nov. 10): The one game Chris Johnson has circled on his calendar.
• Arizona (Nov. 17): Carson Palmer has the chance to look like an NFL quarterback again
• At Houston (Nov. 24): Fried Jaguars served before Thanksgiving Day.
• At Cleveland (Dec. 1): Browns quarterbacks play rock, paper, scissors to start.
• Houston (Dec. 5): Arian Foster runs for 300 yards in a game?
• Buffalo (Dec. 15): Jaguars give the Bills’ slim playoff hopes a boost.
• Tennessee (Dec. 22): Desperation kicks in as Jacksonville fights to avoid 0-15.
• At Indianapolis (Dec. 29): Jaguars better hope Colts rest their starters before the playoffs.
Obviously, it is pretty hard to lose every NFL game. When you consider an NFL team has free agency, trades, the NFL draft, organized team activities, minicamp and training camp to build a competitive team, it should be good enough to win one game.
Conventional wisdom says the Jaguars will catch one team by surprise (Arizona and Buffalo at home, and maybe home against Houston on a Thursday night seem most possible) this season and pull off a victory. It has to happen at some point, right?
Then again, the Jaguars have not shown much through eight games to make anyone think this team can play any better in the second half of the season.
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