2017 NFL Power Rankings Week 8: Rams climb after shutting out Cardinals in London

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14. Jacksonville Jaguars (17)

Hearing the news that Leonard Fournette wasn’t going to be able to suit up for the Jacksonville Jaguars was a devastating blow to the offense when seeing how quickly the rookie has made an impact in the first half of the regular season. With that being said, give certain members of the Jaguars’ offense credit for stepping up when the team needed the most, especially when it comes to Blake Bortles under center.

As usual, Bortles has been one of the most difficult players to figure out in the NFL due to his inconsistency since he’ll look elite one week, only to be a complete disappointment the next. But thanks to Bortles throwing for 330 yards with a touchdown along with T.J. Yeldon and Chris Ivory coming up big in the ground game, Jacksonville was able to come through with the big 27-0 win on the road against Indianapolis.

During the offseason, the Jaguars were considered one of the biggest winners thanks to numerous key additions on both sides of the football. And once Fournette is healthy enough to return, it will be interesting to see if Jacksonville can figure out a way to be consistent enough to keep their chances of competing in the AFC South high.