After their early seasons, the Jaguars have been less successful, with only three playoff appearances and one division title since 2000. Jacksonville is one of four NFL teams, along with Detroit, Houston, and Cleveland, that have never competed in the Super Bowl. The others are the 49ers, who went 0-3 before joining the NFL, the Rams, who were disbanded after the 1995 season when their owner moved them to San Diego, and the Texans, who replaced them in 2002.
However, they do have two Wild Card wins over the past three years to prove they're not completely worthless. They just haven't been able to take that next step yet.
In fact, the Jaguars are still looking for their first postseason victory since 1999. That's a long time for a team to go without any success!
The longest active drought among current NFL teams is by far the Buffalo Bills. They've only made the playoffs once in the last 22 years, in 1998. Even with all of their recent success, they still lack any sort of pedigree. The only other currently active team that hasn't won a playoff game is the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Jaguars got their first playoff win in 2001 when Mike Vanderjagt kicked five field goals in a 34-31 overtime victory over Indianapolis.
The Jacksonville Jaguars last appeared in the playoffs in 2017, when they were defeated in the Conference Championship game. They've made the playoffs seven times in their 26 seasons. The last five seasons have all ended in losing games.
Their current home stadium is EverBank Field. The team is owned by Shad Khan and its primary sponsor is Amazon.com. Its official mascot is Jaxson, a jackalope (a cross between a rabbit and a deer). There are two other teams that play in the NFL South division: the Atlanta Falcons and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Jaguars compete against them along with the Carolina Panthers, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Washington Redskins.
During their first two seasons, the Jaguars played in New Jersey because of plans to build a new stadium in Jacksonville. That plan fell through and in 1995, the team moved into EMJ Stadium, now known as EverBank Field. The Jaguars have had many successful coaches over the years, including Ted Marchibroda, Jack Del Rio, Mike Mularkey, John Marshall, and Doug Marrone. However, they have never had a coach win the Super Bowl.
Four current NFL teams, including franchises that have relocated or been renamed, have never appeared in a Super Bowl: the Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Houston Texans, despite the fact that both the Browns (1950, 1954, 1955, 1964) and Lions (1935, 1952, 1953, 1957) had won NFL Championship Games prior to...
Yes, but they lost to the Denver Broncos by a score of 34-0. The game was held at Miami Stadium on January 14, 1990.
This honor goes to Barry Sanders who led the team in rushing four times, from 1992 through 1995. He finished his career with 12,284 yards, which is second only to Eric Dickerson among running backs (Dickerson had 13,266 yards in 23 seasons).
Sanders was a dominant force during his tenure in Detroit, earning All-Pro honors three times and making the Pro Bowl every year from 1991-1995. In addition, he holds several team records including most single season rushes (3,642 in 1994), most consecutive games with a touchdown run (17 starting with his first game as a Lion in 1992), and highest average per carry (5.6).
The Jaguars made a name for themselves in 2017 thanks to a youthful, star-studded defense that carried the team to a 10-win season and a division title. Jacksonville won its first two playoff games and led the AFC championship game by ten points in the fourth quarter before being denied its first Super Bowl berth by a Patriots comeback. The Jags' success can be attributed to their ability to find young talent and develop it; they had five players age 23 or younger on their roster at some point during the year.
A 24-year-old quarterback named Nick Foles was the unquestioned starter in 2017. He threw for 3,000 yards with 26 touchdowns against only nine interceptions. Foles benefited from having one of the best wide receivers in the league (Allen Robinson) and a strong offensive line, but he also showed signs of brilliance early in his career. He's been given a long leash thus far by new head coach Steve Wilks and has never played more than 14 games in a season.
Fellow rookie Jalen Ramsey was outstanding throughout the year as a cornerback and leader on the defense. He was selected to the Pro Bowl after the season and ranked fifth among all defenders with eight interceptions. Former Raider A.J. Bouye joined the team as another young player who contributed right away, notching 55 tackles and six passes defended over 14 games.
Jacksonville's offense was dominated by veteran players last year, with just three starters under 30.
When was the Jaguars' last appearance in the playoffs? Their overall record is 18-22.
After finishing 2-14 in 1999, the franchise went on a rebuilding phase that would take them until 2007 before they started to compete regularly again. In 2008, under head coach Jack Del Rio, the Jaguars went 11-5 and won the division title. Under Del Rio, Jacksonville also won at least 10 games for the first time in team history. However, they lost in the first round of the 2009 AFC Playoffs to Pittsburgh 24-17 at home.
In 2010, under head coach Gene Smith, the Jaguars finished with a 9-7 record but missed out on the playoffs because of tiebreakers. In 2011, under head coach Jack del Rio, the Jaguars finished with an 8-8 record but still didn't make the playoffs because of a weak West division. In 2012, under head coach Jack Del Rio, the Jaguars finished with a 9-7 record but missed out on the playoffs because of a weak West division. In 2013, under head coach Mike Mularkey, the Jaguars finished with a 9-7 record but missed out on the playoffs because of a weak West division.
See The History of the Jacksonville Jaguars for a comprehensive team history. The Jacksonville Jaguars, an American football club headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, have completed the following seasons in the National Football League (NFL). They began play in 1969 as an expansion team and have never left. The Jaguars are one of two teams that have never lost a game when they lead at halftime (the other team is the 1999 Rams), and they are also one of only three teams to have never lost a game when leading by more than 30 points (along with the 2007 Patriots and 2008 Colts).
The Jacksonville Jaguars are part of the larger AFL-NFL merger in 1970. The original six teams of the AFL joined the established NFL league, while another new AFL team entered the league as an expansion team. The AFL's Houston Oilers moved to Tennessee after one season and were renamed the Titans. The Memphis Blues played one season before merging with the Buffalo Bills to form the present-day New York Bills.
The first game of the inaugural season was a 16–7 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. The final score was somewhat misleading, though, as both teams had several opportunities to win or tie the game late into the fourth quarter. The Jaguars' quarterback was Dave Brown from Texas Christian University. He would go on to start for the entire season and be named MVP after posting a 7–5 record as a starter.