Jaguars Pull Off 6th Biggest Upset Since 1990 With Win Over Bills
Pictures by Getty Images. Pictured: Josh Allen, Taven Bryan.
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.)
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
|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.