Jags in the Playoffs?
It's been a long time since a relevant football game has been played in the city of Jacksonville.
The Jags haven’t posted a .500 season since the turn of the decade, as the team has regularly struggled to win more than five games a year over the past few seasons.
Things didn’t look to get much better for the team when their 2015 draft pick, Dante Fowler, tore his ACL in their first practice.
However, things might be looking up for the Jags. as they currently find themselves a mereout of first place in the AFC South.
How is this possible, you might ask?
Well, start with the obviosity that the division sucks. Jax has a 4-6 record.
The pacesetting Colts have vastly underperformed this season. Before his injury, QB Andrew Luck was enduring the worst season of his young NFL career. Now, dude's sidelined for a couple of weeks with a lacerated kidney, leaving the AFC South race wide open for perennial losers like the Jags.
So, from the glass-half-full perspective, Jacksonville's playoffs hopes have been fueled by the development of Blake Bortles, who's in the top eight for quarterbacks in both passing yards and TD’s.
There's still a long way to go before the end of the season, but the Jags do have the easiest remaining schedule in the division.
Their fans haven’t had a lot to cheer about in past years, but for the first time in a while, they actually have a chance to see their team in the post-season.
Everyone else might see it as a sign of the apocalypse.
But as Kevin Garnett once said, “Anything is possible!”