Can The 2-2 Jacksonville Jaguars Still Capture AFC South?

Can The 2-2 Jacksonville Jaguars Still Capture AFC South?
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There’s a case of déjà vu going around in Jacksonville as the Jaguars are 2-2 after the season's first four games. That’s the same record coach Doug Pederson’s team had at the same juncture last season.

While fans in Duval are hopeful in the Jaguars playoff chances, they also expect their team can avoid a 3-7 start like the Jags endured last season. That likely will happen. However, the schedule does include some tough matchups over the next few weeks, with a game against the Buffalo Bills Sunday in London and a home game against the San Francisco 49ers on Nov. 12.

Season Results of NFL Teams Starting 2-2

Despite the Jaguars playoff run last year, which ended with a 27-20 loss at Kansas City in the AFC Divisional Playoffs last season, research shows a .500 start after the first four games isn’t the best indicator of success. Utilizing Champs or Chumps, looked at how teams ended up the rest of the NFL season after starting their season with a 2-2 record since 2012. There have been 110 teams that have started 2-2 in the last 10 years. Below is the type of information that can be useful to bettors once Florida sports betting becomes legal.

Situation Teams Percentage
Making The Playoffs 44 40.0%
Win Wild Card Round 32 29.1%
Win Divisional Round 14 12.7%
Win Conference Championship 3 2.7%
Win Super Bowl 2 1.8%



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