The Jacksonville Jaguars have been behind the eight ball for a while. The team hasn’t made the NFL playoffs since 2007 and in that stretch they’ve averaged a hair over five wins per game. So it should come as no surprise that early lines indicate the Jaguars will be favored in zero regular season games in 2014.
Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union writes that CG Technologies has projected lines for every NFL game in 2014 and the results aren’t pretty for the Jaguars. The team is a double-digit underdog seven times and a favorite exactly zero times. Granted, that doesn’t mean the team is an overwhelming favorite to finish 0-16. It just means that it’s possible from where they sit.
The team’s three biggest spreads are all road games at playoff teams from last season. The Jaguars are +11 at Philadelphia and Cincinnati and +12 at Indianapolis. Their best chances to win are at home against Cleveland (+2.5), Tennessee (+3), Miami and Houston (+4). Interestingly enough, while the line is close for Jacksonville’s game at home vs. Houston, the team is projected to be 10-point underdogs for their game at Houston.
The Jaguars have only been favorites once in the last 32 games and with rookie Blake Bortles at the helm, things don’t appear to be changing any time soon. Don’t expect the team to fall to 0-16, but also don’t expect them to get too far north of that figure. It’s going to be another long season, Jaguars fans. Hang in there and hedge your bets in the meantime.
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