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There are plenty of Jaguars fans who root for wins but are far from disappointed with losses. The "race" for draft position is on in the minds of fans, and one win can make the difference between the opportunity to draft a future star and being stuck with a lesser player.
The Jaguars' players haven't received the memo they're supposed to be okay with losing. Their effort and intensity following the bye week has been a massive improvement compared to their performance prior to the bye week, and Week 12 was a continuation of that improvement.
Jacksonville's defense flew all over the field against Houston, and the offensive line generated push and opened holes for the running game. The Jaguars clearly had more energy than the Texans, and it was obvious on the field. One bad break for the Texans caused them to hang their heads and shuffle their feet; the Jaguars, meanwhile, bounced back from every adverse situation and made the momentum change instead of waiting for it to do so on its own.
Gus Bradley is clearly wearing off on this team: They are turning into a focused, intense group that won't be crushed by adversity. They should be able to continue to be competitive for the final five games, especially considering that schedule includes three more divisional matchups.
Bleacher Report's Matt Miller thinks the Jaguars are a better team than many give them credit for, and I agree. The Gus Bradley Jaguars are here, and they're not going away anytime soon. Hopefully their record will start matching up with their effort sooner than later because when that happens, they'll be a tough matchup for any team.