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 a Super Bowl. The other three are all National Football Conference teams.
The Jaguars played their first season as an expansion team in 1995. They ended up with a 7-9 record and were out of the playoffs after one season. In 1996, they had another 7-9 record but this time made it to the second round of the playoffs before falling to the New York Giants 27-20 at home. In 1997, the Jaguars had their best season yet, going 9-7 and winning the AFC South for the first time. However, they lost to Pittsburgh in the first round of the playoffs 19-15 on a last minute field goal by Mike Vanderjagt.
In 1998, the Jaguars started off strong again but ended up with a 4-12 record. They missed the playoffs for the first time in two years. In 1999, things didn't go so well again as the Jaguars finished with a 3-13 record and lost their final game against Tampa Bay 24-14. After these poor performances, new head coach Jack Del Rio was hired.
Del Rio got the Jaguars back on track by taking over as head coach in 2001.
The Jacksonville Jaguars last appeared in the playoffs in 2017, when they were defeated in the Conference Championship game. In their 26 seasons, they've made the playoffs seven times. They've never made it past the first round.
The 2018 season will be the Jaguars' seventh as a franchise and first since 2014. The team is owned by Shad Khan and its home stadium is known as TIAA-CREF Stadium at EverBank Field. It opened in 2003.
Before they became the Jaguars, they were the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The two teams are located about an hour away from each other on Florida's Gulf Coast. The Bucs originally moved to Jacksonville in 1966, but they only stayed there for three years before moving back to Tampa.
Both the Buccaneers and the Jaguars have never won a Super Bowl. The Bucs have never even made it to the NFL Championship Game. The only time they came close was in 2001, when they were within one yard of going to their first ever Super Bowl. They lost that game 23-16 to Don Hutson's last-second touchdown reception at Green Bay's Lambeau Field.
After that season, the Bucs went 8-8 the next year and didn't make the playoffs. They haven't had a winning record since.
When was the Jaguars' last appearance in the playoffs? Their overall record is 54-80.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are a professional American football team based in Jacksonville, Florida. They play in the Atlantic Division of the AFC South under head coach John Fassel. The franchise was founded in 1995 as a member of the International Football League (IFL). After two seasons, the IFL merged with the National Football League (NFL), with the Jaguars being one of six teams that remained in the NFL. In 2001, the team moved to EverBank Field, where they have played since. The Jaguars are the only team in the NFL without a winning season.
They have never won more than nine games in a season and have never reached the Super Bowl. However, they have made the playoffs eight times, most recently in 2017. Their overall record is 54-80-1.
The Jacksonville Jaguars originated as the Jacksonville Bulls in the World Football League (WFL). The team was founded in 1969 by Howard Cosell, who also established the XFL. The WFL began play in February 1973 and ended after just one season due to financial problems.
In history, the Jaguars and Steelers have met 26 times. The Jaguars have won 14 of the past 15, including six of the last ten. During a playoff run in 2007, the Jaguars made history by becoming the first club to defeat the Steelers twice in Pittsburgh in the same season. They did so on January 12th at Jacksonville and January 19th at home.
The last time these two teams met was in 2014 during Wild Card weekend. With the game tied at 10 early in the fourth quarter, Ben Roethlisberger threw a touchdown pass to Antonio Brown with 36 seconds remaining to give the Steelers a 17-10 victory. It was their second postseason win over the Jags. The first came in January 2000 when Mike Tomczak led the Jaguars to a 23-19 victory over Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XXXVII.
Jacksonville traveled to Pittsburgh for a Week 16 matchup with both teams fighting for position in the AFC South. Blake Bortles threw three touchdowns passes and the Jaguars beat the Steelers 51-45. It was Bortles' first career triple-double. He finished the game with 301 yards passing and three TDs against one interception.
Bortles' teammate from Central Florida, Gardner Minshew, played his part in the victory by leading the Jaguars to eight first downs and 393 total yards. Minshew passed for 315 yards and four touchdowns while running for another.
They've made the playoffs 10 times and won seven of them, three of which came during their run in the 2008-09 NFL playoffs. They won their lone NFC Championship Game since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger and advanced to Super Bowl XLIII that season (losing 27-23 to the Pittsburgh Steelers).
The Cardinals have been to six NFL Championships in their history. They've won three of them - 1947, 1948, and 2009. The other three were lost: 1920 (claimed by default due to the Federal League refusing to play postseason games), 1986 (lost to the Miami Dolphins), and 2012 (lost to the San Francisco 49ers).
In World War II, the Cardinals played a series of eight games against top military teams. The Cardinals won five of those games (including two after the war had ended) to earn the title of world's best football team.
During their playoff runs in 2008 and '09, head coach Ken Whisenhunt called his team the greatest he'd ever coached against. Both seasons ended in disappointment (with neither making it past the divisional round), but still, they're considered among the best campaigns in franchise history.
The Cardinals have only missed the playoffs four times since 1949.
The Dallas Cowboys have five Super Bowl victories. The Dallas Cowboys are an American professional gridiron football club headquartered in Dallas that competes in the National Football League's (NFL) National Football Conference (NFC). The Cowboys are one of the NFL's most successful and popular clubs, having won five Super Bowls and eight conference titles. Their greatest rival is the New York Giants, with whom they play annually for the NFC East title.
They began playing post-season games in January 1969, just three years after their founding. They have since gone on to become one of the most successful franchises in NFL history, winning more than 50 percent of their games during seven consecutive seasons from 1977 to 1983. The team's home stadium is Texas Stadium, now known as Jerry World, which they opened in 1980. The facility was renamed in honor of former Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in 2014.
They were originally called the Washington Redskins until a federal court ruling forced them to change their name in 1972. From 1973 to 1990, the Cowboys were known as the America's Football Coaches Association (AFC) Champion Washington Redskins. When the two teams competed against each other for the right to meet the Oakland Raiders in the Super Bowl, it was referred to as the "Redskins Game". In 1991, the NFL allowed teams to use their own names so they could go by their city names or historical figures. The Cowboys chose to keep their original name despite not being entitled to do so under league rules at the time.