The Jaguars have yet to appear in a Super Bowl in their 21-year history as an NFL team (their debut season was in 1995). They made it to two conference championship games (1996 and 1999), but both times they fell short. The Jags have only had three winning seasons in the 17 years since their last deep postseason run. This year might be their best chance yet at bringing home the title.
In 1996, the Jaguars took on the Indianapolis Colts in what was then called the Pepsi Coliseum Arena. The game was close throughout, with Jacksonville leading 20-17 late in the fourth quarter before losing 31-20. Running back Marshall Faulk had one of his best performances that day, rushing for 105 yards and a touchdown. Quarterback Mark Brunell also threw for a score as the Jaguars outscored the Colts 41-10 in the first half.
Two years later in 1998, the Jaguars played at home again against the Colts in the AFC Championship Game. This time the teams were even closer than the previous year - the final score was 24-24. Curtis Martin led the way for Jacksonville with 144 yards and a touchdown on 30 carries. He also added four catches for 49 yards. Brunaell passed for 345 yards and three scores as the Jaguars dominated from start to finish. However, they could not stop Peyton Manning and the Colts scored every time they had the ball during their 50-34 victory.
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. Their overall record is 20-56.
An NFL franchise since 1999, the Jacksonville Jaguars competed in only two playoff games before this year's edition began play at EverBank Field. The first came in 2002, when they lost to the New England Patriots 23-10 in overtime of the first round. The following season, they fell to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24-14 in the opening game of what would become a five-game losing streak that ended their 2003 campaign.
After those two years, the Jaguars went without a postseason appearance until 2009 when they made the AFC championship game before falling to the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-27 on a last-second field goal by Mike Vanderjagt. Led by quarterback Mark Brunell and running back Fred Taylor, who was awarded the league's highest honor, the NFL's MVP Award, that season, the Jaguars finished with 10 wins and 6 losses and earned a spot in Super Bowl 28. However, they fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers yet again, this time by a score of 43-8, ending their run as one of the more successful teams during its early years.
The Jaguars and the Carolina Panthers joined the NFL as expansion clubs in 1995. Jacksonville, along with the Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, and Houston Texans, is one of four clubs who have never competed in a Super Bowl. The Jaguars have appeared in the AFC Championship Game three times: in 1996, 1999, and 2017. They have not made it past the first round of the playoffs since their first season.
In 1996, the Jaguars finished the regular season at 11-5 and earned the fourth seed in the AFC by virtue of their head-to-head win over Pittsburgh. They defeated Buffalo, 16-13, in the first round before falling to Denver, 37-33, in the second round. In 1999, the Jaguars started off hot by winning their first eight games but fell short in their attempt to make it back to the Super Bowl after losing to Baltimore in the AFC Championship Game, 27-7. The Ravens went on to face New York Giants in the Super Bowl IV. In 2017, the Jaguars finished the regular season at 10-6 and earned the fifth seed in the AFC by virtue of their head-to-head win over Cincinnati. They defeated Tennessee, 23-10, in the first round before falling to New England, 28-24. This was quarterback Blake Bortles' first playoff game. He threw for 331 yards and 3 touchdowns while also rushing for 51 yards and a touchdown during the victory over Tennessee.
The Jaguars finished the 1999 season with a league-best 14-2 regular season record, the greatest in team history. The Tennessee Titans were responsible for both of the team's losses. The Jaguars won the AFC Central Division for the second year in a row and claimed the AFC's top seed.
After the Titans' Week 16 defeat to the Rams, the Jacksonville Jaguars clinched their first AFC South title in 2017. With a win over the Texans the previous week, the Jaguars had clinched their first postseason appearance since 2007.
27. (1995 to 2021). The score (W-L-T) is 177-239-0. 7-7 in the playoffs. Won Super Bowls: 0 (0 Appearances) Won championships: 0 Mark Brunell is the all-time passing leader. 2,184/3,616, 25,698 yards, 144 touchdowns All-time Rushing Leader: Fred Taylor (2,428 yards, 11,271 yards, 62 touchdowns).
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 had a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter of the AFC championship game until a Patriots rally denied it its first Super Bowl berth.