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About Jacksonville Jaguars
History of Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jacksonville Jaguars were founded in 1995 as part of the NFL’s expansion program. Although it seemed unlikely that Jacksonville would gain an NFL franchise because of the city’s smaller market, NFL owners voted 26-2 in favor of awarding a team to Jacksonville. Headed by Tom Coughlin for their first season in 1995, the Jaguars finished with a record of 4-12. The next season, the franchise finished the regular season with a record of 9-7, which was good enough for a playoff appearance. The team would go on to make the playoffs for three more consecutive seasons. In 2000, the Jaguars’ performance began to slip, as they finished the season 7-9. After a 6-10 finish in 2002, Tom Coughlin was fired and was replaced by head coach Jack Del Rio. Del Rio led the Jags to playoff appearances in 2005 and again in 2007. Del Rio was fired during the 2011 season, after the team had posted a 3-8 record through the first 12 weeks of the season.
2017 Jacksonville Jaguars Season
The 2017 Jacksonville Jaguars season was the first season under new head coach Doug Marrone. Marrone provided a spectacular season for Jaguars fans as the team finished the regular season 10-6, securing a spot in the postseason. It was the Jags’ first winning season since 2007 and their first return to the playoffs since 2008. Finishing in 3rd place in the AFC, the Jags matched up with the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the playoffs. The Jags beat the Bills 10-3 and moved onto the AFC Divisional Playoffs. Here the Jags went head to head with the Pittsburgh Steelers in an unbelievable game. Jacksonville came out on top beating Pittsburgh 45-42. This moved them onto the AFC Championship Game; their first appearance since 1999. Unfortunately, the Jags could not defeat Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. Jacksonville’s playoff run ended when the Jags lost to the Pats 24-20. Quarterback Blake Bortles and his team will be returning to the 2018 season with a vengeance to make it all the way to the Super Bowl.
2018 Jacksonville Jaguars Season
Jacksonville acquired seven rookies in the 2018 NFL Draft to add to their ever-evolving roster. In the first round, the Jaguars selected defensive tackle Taven Bryan from the University of Florida. Wide receiver DJ Chark from LSU was selected in the second round. These impressive draft picks along with the other rookies will make for another interesting season for the Jaguars. Head coach Doug Marrone was so close to bring his team to the Super Bowl last season and he is determined to make it this year. The 2018 Jacksonville Jaguars season will begin on September 9th against the New York Giants at an away game in MetLife Stadium. Their first home game will be a rematch against the New England Patriots at TIAA Bank Field on September 16th. The Jaguars will have to face division rivals the Tennessee Titans, Indianapolis Colts, and Houston Texans to secure their spot in the playoffs for the second year in a row. It is a highly anticipated season for the Jaguars that you will not want to miss! TicketNetwork has all your access to Jacksonville Jaguar tickets. Find 2018 Jacksonville Jaguars tickets on the schedule above right here at TicketNetwork.com!