The Jacksonville Jaguars are preparing for their final game of the season as they try to play spoiler to the Houston Texans' playoff hopes. The Jaguars themselves are eliminated, but winning on the road in Houston would be a nice victory to end the season.
The Jaguars' season is essentially over, but earning a victory over the Texans wouldn't be a terrible consolation prize. However, the Jaguars have failed to put it together most weeks this season, and last week's loss against the New Orleans Saints doesn't put their chances in a positive light either.
But Jacksonville has shown it is capable of beating teams of similar quality to the Texans, so it should expect to at least be in position to win late in the game.
It's hard to be motivated for a game like this, especially when a loss could improve the Jaguars' draft position, but a team can't go into a game with a losing mentality. The Jaguars know they can win this game and should be making an effort to do so.
The season has been a disappointment, but giving up before the final whistle blows shouldn't be an option. The Jaguars are still looking to improve and show themselves and the rest of the country that they are progressing.