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Jags remain at No. 29 in USA TODAY power rankings after loss to HOU

The Jacksonville Jaguars added another game to the loss column Sunday after falling to the Houston Texans by a score of 30-14. With the loss the Jags’ losing streak increased to four games and they became the first team in history to acquire three consecutive losses to winless teams (Miami Dolphins, Cincinnati Bengals, Texans).

Despite achieving such an embarrassing feat, the Jags somehow remained at the No. 29 spot of USA TODAY’s recent power rankings with only the Washington Football Team and New York Giants behind them, respectively.

29. Jaguars (29): Per Elias, they’ve already made NFL history. Jags are first to lose three in a row in one season (not counting Week 1) to winless teams.

Sunday’s game was one where the Jags’ offense made some crucial mistakes in which they couldn’t recover from. They had three trips inside the Texans’ 22-yard line but weren’t able to come away with touchdowns or field goals, which was a recipe for a loss. Additionally, the offensive game plan was puzzling as Gardner Minshew II threw the ball just under 50 times against a team that came into the game as the worst rushing defense in football.

As for the rest of the AFC South, the Tennessee Titans moved up to the No. 7 spot (from No. 9) after beating the undefeated Buffalo Bills. The Indianapolis Colts fell to No. 13 (from No. 10) after a loss to the Cleveland Browns. Lastly, the Texans moved from No. 27 to No. 26 after acquiring their first win against the Jags.

 

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