It was not that long ago that the 2021 Jacksonville Jaguars season appeared to be on the road to infamy.

There were rumblings of problems between players and new coach Urban Meyer before the season started. They got rocked in their first game and continued their losing streak from the previous year. Meyer went viral for all the wrong reasons in an incident that almost ended his NFL coaching career just as it was starting. Rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence struggled while there were multiple reports of players revolting against Meyer.

Then, they finally won a football game. And all of that chatter started to die down. Things weren’t always smooth but the Jaguars were starting to resemble something akin to a football team. And then, on Sunday, they welcomed the 5-2 Buffalo Bills to town and, somehow, defeated them to improve to 2-6.

The slugfest, which the Jags won 9-6 (nice), was buoyed by the too-good-to-be-true storyline of defensive lineman Josh Allen recording a tackle, sack, interception, and fumble recovery against Bills quarterback Josh Allen. It was the first time such a thing had ever happened in the NFL.

The Jaguars aren’t going to the Super Bowl or anything (we think) but it’s still impressive to see a squad go from a 20-game losing streak to winning two out of three games, especially with a win over a quality team like the Bills.

Social media reactions were all over the place, from wondering what the heck is going on to wondering how Urban Meyer might want to “celebrate” the victory.

Who knows if it will last or if this was just a fluke against a good team on an off-day, but the Jaguars are officially not the worst team in their division and that’s something (thanks, Texans!).

About Sean Keeley

Sean Keeley is the creator of the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and author of 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and many other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle. Send tips/comments/complaints to sean@thecomeback.com.