I wrote earlier about Jack Del Rio’s dismissal by the Jaguars. He led Jacksonville to a 3-8 record before getting the news of massive changes to come. As you’d expect from the former linebacker, the defense led the way for this squad. In fact, Jacksonville ranks fifth in total defense at 18.2 points allowed per game (only San Francisco, Houston, Baltimore and Pittsburgh have fared better).

However, as well as the defense has played for the balance of the season, there’s no sugarcoating how terribly the offense has performed. The Jaguars rank dead last in scoring at 12.5 points per game. There are empty seats everywhere and Maurice Jones-Drew remains the lone draw.

We can say this. Jack Del Rio’s team was a disciplined bunch. The Jaguars are tied for dead last in penalties with 54 (Miami).

The Raiders lead the NFL in penalties (109), followed closely by the Seahawks (105). Interestingly, the Colts have committed the fourth-fewest penalties.

Rank Team Penalties Penalty Yards
1. Oakland 109 936
2. Seattle 105 814
3. Carolina 90 821
4. Tampa Bay 87 707
5. Detroit 84 711
6. St. Louis 82 654
6. San Francisco 82 701
6. Dallas 82 611
9. Minnesota 81 655
10. Tennessee 80 769
11. Arizona 79 742
12. Chicago 76 603
13. Philadelphia 75 572
14. Denver 69 595
14. New Orleans 69 555
16. Baltimore 68 549
16. San Diego 68 535
18. New England 67 591
18. Kansas City 67 549
18. Atlanta 67 568
21. New York Giants 66 537
21. Cleveland 66 547
23. Cincinnati 65 555
23. Houston 65 568
23. New York Jets 65 559
23. Pittsburgh 65 569
27. Washington 61 591
28. Buffalo 59 517
29. Indianapolis 56 405
29. Green Bay 56 411
31. Jacksonville 54 496
31. Miami 54 483