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Dec 27, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Marqise Lee (11) celebrates his two-yard touchdown catch against the New Orleans Saints in the second quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports
25. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (5-10)
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The Jacksonville Jaguars are an entertaining team to watch, and they are great for their fantasy owners. Here’s the problem: Jacksonville just isn’t that good. Their leaky defense was picked apart by Drew Brees and the Saints, who raced out to a 24-0 lead before halftime. In their defense, turnovers didn’t help.
But then the Jaguars did what the Jaguars do and threw the football without much care for the run game. Bortles finished the day with 368 yards and four touchdowns to go along with his two early picks. Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns both surpassed 100 yards receiving. Robinson hauled in a 90-yard touchdown, while Hurns made two touchdown catches.
The Jaguars have the pieces to build a strong offense. Bortles has a lot to iron out, but he’s an improving quarterback. Robinson and Hurns have formed an excellent duo at receiver and T.J. Yeldon has plenty of potential at running back. This is a young offense, and with some added pieces in the draft, can become a strong unit.
The problems lie with the defense, or lack of. Dante Fowler Jr. will be back from his torn ACL next season, and they will need him along with a haul of new talent to help make the team competitive.
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