Jaguars Pull Off 6th Biggest Upset Since 1990 With Win Over Bills

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Urban Meyer may have saved his job — for now.

The Jacksonville Jaguars pulled off the sixth-biggest upset in the last 30 years with a 9-6 win over the Buffalo Bills.

The Jaguars had been 16-point home underdogs amid yet another season from hell.

Meyer ditched his team to hit a bar and get caught on video grinding with a girl that wasn’t his wife. Trevor Lawrence looks incredibly raw — and has more interceptions than he has touchdowns. The defense had been been ranked last in the NFL according to DVOA heading into Week 9.

By all accounts, this is one of the worst teams in the NFL.

And yet, that last-ranked defense held the high-flying Bills to just six points on Sunday and deflated an otherwise hopeful year for Buffalo.

The Jaguars’ Josh Allen was the game’s MVP, having sacked, intercepted and recovered a fumble from the Bills’ Josh Allen to help buoy lowly Jacksonville.

(A quick aside to note that it was the first time in history a defensive player has sacked, intercepted or recovered a fumble from a quarterback with the same name.)

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The Bills had been the Super Bowl favorites heading into Week 9. Meanwhile, Josh Allen had been the +250 favorite to win NFL MVP.

Expect those odds to lengthen by the morning.

Biggest NFL Upsets Since 1990

Date Matchup Spread
2020 Jets 23, Rams 20 17.5
1995 Redskins 24, Cowboys 17 17.5
2018 Dolphins 27, Pats 24 17.5
1992 Jets 24, Bills 17 17
2019 Bills 27, Vikings 6 16.5
2021 Jaguars 9, Bills 6 16
1992 Colts 16, Bills 13 16
1999 Browns 16, Steelers 15 14.5
2020 Bengals 27, Steelers 17 14.5
2017 Giants 23, Broncos 10 14
2017 Dolphins 20, Falcons 17 14
2010 Vikings 24, Eagles 14 14
2009 Buccaneers 20, Saints 17 14
2009 Raiders 13, Eagles 9 14
2001 Cardinals 21, Eagles 20 14
2001 Patriots 20, Rams 17 14
1996 Jaguars 30, Broncos 27 14
1995 Panthers 13, 49ers 7 14
1995 Saints 11, 49ers 7 14

Jacksonville had been +650 to pull off this record-setting upset.

Even late in the fourth quarter with the Jaguars up 9-6, Jacksonville was given just +245 live odds to close the game out.

 

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