The Jacksonville Jaguars might be both the worst and most dangerous team in football at the same time.
At 0-7, the Jaguars have been to the NFL what the Houston Astros were to baseball, atrocious. They rank last in points, total yards, rushing, first downs and third point conversions per game. In seven total games, Jacksonville has broken double digit points just three times, including a season high of 20 against the St. Louis Rams back in Week 5.
By all accounts, Sunday’s matchup between the 49ers and Jaguars has the makings of a yawner of a football game. The 49ers should win pretty handily, and run their win streak to five games before their bye week.
Well the problem with a good team like the 49ers playing a winless squad like the Jaguars is that at times, it’s the winless team that can be the most dangerous to play.
Earlier in the season, Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos were favored by odd’s makers by more than 28 points, yet only led 14-12 at halftime before finally getting the best of the Jags 35-19.
The 49ers however, aren’t taking the Jaguars and their winless record for granted, especially with the 49ers on a four game winning streak and seemingly getting better news each day. Wide receiver Mario Manningham is back at practice and expected to be activated by Week 10’s matchup against Carolina while fellow receiver Michael Crabtree is expected back in mid-to-late November. Linebacker Aldon Smith could be activated around the time Manningham comes back.
San Francisco doesn’t plan on overlooking the winless Jaguars, despite what odd’s makers may think.