Jacksonville, Florida, is home to the Jacksonville Jaguars, a professional American football team. The Jaguars are a member team of the American Football Conference’s (AFC) South division and participate in the National Football League (NFL). At TIAA Bank Field, the team plays their home games.
The Jaguars are owned by Shahid Khan, who purchased the team in 2012 from original owner Wayne Weaver. The team’s president is Mark Lamping, and its general manager is Dave Caldwell.
Jaguars vs Eagles Game Final Score
The Jaguars and Eagles are set to square off in an NFC showdown on Sunday, October 2nd. The game will be televised on Fox at 1:00 pm ET.
The Jaguars come into the game with a record of 0-2 after losses to the Texans and Titans. On the other hand, the Eagles are 1-1 after a win over the Washington Football Team and losing to the Rams.
The Jaguars are currently 3-point favorites to win the game, with the money line sitting at -155 for Jacksonville and +135 for Philadelphia. The over/under for the game is currently set at 43.5 points.
The Jaguars will be looking to get their first win on Sunday, but they will have their work cut out against an Eagles team coming off a loss. Philadelphia’s defense has been solid this season, and they will look to stifle Jacksonville’s offense.
The Eagle’s offense will also need to step up if they want to win the game. They were held to just 10 points in their loss to the Rams, and they will need to put up more points if they want to beat the Jaguars.
This should be a close game that comes down to the wire, but ultimately I think the Jaguars will come out on top. They are a better team than their record indicates, and I think they will find a way to get a win on Sunday. Take the Jaguars to win and cover the spread.
History Of Jacksonville Jaguars:
The Jacksonville Jaguars were founded in 1993 as an expansion team of the National Football League (NFL). The franchise was awarded to businessman Wayne Weaver after beating out several other investors interested in bringing an NFL team to Jacksonville. The team’s name was chosen through a fan contest, with the winning entry being “Jaguars,” a reference to the area’s large population of American alligators.
The team began to play in 1995 as members of the AFC Central division. Their first head coach was Tom Coughlin, who led the team to a 4-12 in their inaugural season. The team improved slightly in 1996, finishing with a 7-9. However, they regressed in 1997 and finished with a 6-10.
In 1998, the Jaguars made their first playoff appearance after posting a 10-6 record. They defeated the Buffalo Bills in the Wild Card round before losing to the Denver Broncos in the Divisional round. The following year, the Jaguars again made the playoffs with a 9-7 record. This time, they defeated the Miami Dolphins in the Wild Card round before losing to the Tennessee Titans in the Divisional round.
The Jaguars would not make the playoffs again until 2005 when they posted a 12-4. They defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Wild Card round and the New England Patriots before falling to the eventual Super Bowl champion in the Divisional round Indianapolis Colts in the Conference Championship game. The team made the playoffs again in 2006 but lost to the Steelers in the Wild Card round.
The Jaguars did not make the playoffs again until 2017 when they finished with a 10-6. They defeated the Buffalo Bills in the Wild Card round but lost to the eventual Super Bowl winner New England Patriots, in the Divisional round.
The team has yet to make a Super Bowl appearance.
Logo and Uniform History Of Jacksonville Jaguars
The original Jacksonville Jaguars logo was introduced when the team debuted in 1995, and it featured a cartoon jaguar biting on a football. This logo was used until 2006 when it was replaced with a more realistic jaguar head. The current logo, introduced in 2013, is simply the word “JAGUARS” in all caps with no image.
The team’s colors are black, teal, and gold. Their home games are played at EverBank Field, located in downtown Jacksonville. The stadium originally opened in 1995 as Jacksonville Municipal Stadium but was renamed Alltel Stadium in 1998, and it was again renamed EverBank Field in 2010.
The team’s cheerleaders are known as the Dixie Dolls. The team’s mascot is Jaxson de Ville, a humanized jaguar who performs stunts during games.
Jacksonville Jaguars Rivalries
The Jaguars’ primary rivals are the Houston Texans and the Indianapolis Colts. The rivalry with the Texans is relatively new, as the two teams only began playing each other in 2002 when the Texans joined the NFL as an expansion team. However, the two teams quickly strongly disliked each other due to their geographical proximity. The rivalry with the Colts dates back to the Jaguars’ inaugural season in 1995. The two teams have met each other 37 times, with the Colts winning 27 of those meetings.
Notable players Of Jacksonville Jaguars
Some notable players who have played for the Jaguars include quarterback Mark Brunell, wide receiver Jimmy Smith, running back Fred Taylor, linebacker Kevin Hardy, and defensive end Tony Brackens. Brunell was the team’s starting quarterback from 1995 to 2003 and led the team to their first playoff appearances in 1998 and 1999.
Smith was the team’s leading receiver for many years and holds franchise records for most career receiving yards and most touchdowns receptions. Taylor is the franchise’s all-time leading rusher, while Hardy is the franchise’s all-time leader in sacks. Brackens was a two-time Pro Bowl selection and was the team’s leading sack artist from 1996 to 2000.
Jacksonville Jaguars Super Bowls
The Jaguars have never made a Super Bowl appearance, and they have made it to the Conference Championship game twice, in 1996 and 1999, but lost both times.
Jacksonville Jaguars Controversies
In 2017, the Jaguars made headlines when they signed Leonard Fournette to a four-year contract worth $27.15 million, making him the highest-paid running back in franchise history. The move was widely criticized as too risky for a football player who had only played one year in the NFL. However, the Jaguars ultimately proved their doubters wrong as Fournette went on to have a very successful rookie season, rushing for 1,040 yards and nine touchdowns. He also added 362 receiving yards and three touchdown receptions.
In 2018, the Jaguars made headlines again when they signed quarterback Blake Bortles to a three-year contract extension worth $54 million. The move was widely criticized as being too much money for a quarterback who had never played in a Pro Bowl and had only led the team to one playoff appearance. However, the Jaguars again proved their doubters wrong as Bortles had a career year in 2018, throwing for 4,526 yards and 45 touchdowns. He also added two rushing touchdowns. The Jaguars went on to the AFC Championship game, losing to the eventual Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.
In 2019, the Jaguars made headlines again when they signed defensive end Calais Campbell to a two-year contract extension worth $30 million. Some criticized the move as being too much money for a player who was already 32 years old. However, Campbell again proved his doubters wrong as he had another very successful season in 2019, recording 10.5 sacks and three forced fumbles. The Jaguars ultimately failed to make the playoffs in 2019, but Campbell’s strong play helped them stay competitive throughout the season.
In 2020, the Jaguars made headlines again when they signed quarterback Gardner Minshew to a four-year contract extension worth $45 million. The move was widely criticized as too much money for a backup quarterback. However, Minshew ended up starting eight games for the Jaguars in 2020 due to an injury to Bortles and played very well, throwing for 3,271 yards and 21 touchdowns. The Jaguars ultimately finished the 2020 season with a 1-15, but Minshew’s strong play gave them some hope for the future.
The Jaguars have been one of the most controversial teams in the NFL over the past few years, but they have also been one of the most successful. They have proven their doubters wrong time and time again and appear to be on the verge of emerging as a genuine AFC contender. Only time will tell if they can take that next step and win a Super Bowl, but they have the talent to do so.