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The Jacksonville Jaguars, a gridiron football team, represent the oceanside city of Jacksonville, Florida on America's east coast. They are a member of the American Football Conference's (AFC) South Division in the National Football League (NFL). They play their home games at the impressive TIAA Bank Field.

The Jaguars were founded as one of the expansion NFL franchises in 1995, alongside the Carolina Panthers and competed as a part of the AFC Central division until the 2002 realignment, when they became a part of the newly created AFC South. The team plays its home games at the TIAA Bank Field and is owned by Shahid Khan who bought the franchise in 2001 from Wayne Weaver, its original majority owner.

The Jaguars started off well, having a big impact in the league. They managed to qualify for playoff berths for four consecutive years between their second and fifth league seasons. In that time they won two division titles and made it through to two AFC Championship games. Alongside their expansion cousins, the Carolina Panthers, they were the youngest of all NFL clubs to reach the conference finals, achieving this just one year after they joined, in 1996. Another record set by the Jaguars was in 1999, when just four years into their tenure, they clinched the top seed in their conference.

However, things have gone downhill ever since. Since 2000, they have only managed three playoff appearances and one division win - and are still one of only four NFL franchises that have yet to reach the Super Bowl.

All About the Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jaguars play their home games in the TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida - which is also where they are headquartered. They are one of the newer franchises in the NFL, having been established in 1995 and they are well known for their Jaguars uniform colors - teal, back and gold, which are recognisable all over the country.

The Jacksonville Jaguars Player Personnel

  • Owner: Shahid Khan
  • President: Mark Lamping
  • Head coach: Doug Pederson
  • General manager: Trent Baalke

Although they haven't had as rich a history as some of the older teams, to date, arguably the best player they have ever had on their roster is Tony Boselli. He was their first-ever draft pick in 1995 - and is widely considered to be the best. He was a giant of a player, standing at 6' 7 and weighing 322 lbs, which made him perfect for protecting Brunell's blindside, paving the way for a rushing attack and allowing their passing offense to fly.

Because of his size, he could manhandle anyone he came across - including prominent Hall of Famer Bruce Smith. Having been elected to five Pro Bowls and gaining All-Pro honors three times, he was certainly on the way to enjoying a career worthy of a Hall of Famer, however, he suffered a shoulder injury in 1992, which forced him into early retirement. Despite this, he is still widely considered to be the best player to ever wear a Jaguars uniform. He was used in the team as one of their dominant forces that could anchor the offensive line of a team that was still young - but managing to exceed all expectations at that point.

Although his career and his reign of dominance in the team and NFL wasn't as long as it should have been, he was named in the NFL's 1990s All-Decade Team, which shows exactly how incredible he was believed to be by his NFL peers. Not only was he a great player, but he also showed quiet leadership that helped to raise the whole team to the next level.

The Jacksonville Jaguars Main Rivalries

Although they are still a relatively young team, they still have built up rivalries within the NFL:

The Tennessee Titans

The most notable of all the Jaguars' rivalries is with the Tennessee Titans, also a part of the AFC South Division. They played their first matchup in September 1995 at the Jacksonville Jaguars home stadium (then known as the Jacksonville Municipal Stadium) in Florida. In the Jaguars first regular-season game as a new expansion team, the Titans (who were then called the Houston Oilers beat them 10-3... which was the very start of the rivalry. During the 1999-2000 postseason this rivalry intensified after the champions of the AFC Central Division (who had only suffered 2 regular-season losses, both against Tennessee), hosted the Titans. Although the Jaguars went ahead, the Titans made a second-half comeback to win and made it through to the Super Bowl XXXIV, which they lost to the St Louis Rams.

The teams have met 57 in total up until the 2023-24 season and the Titans lead the all-time series 23-34. They have met once in postseason, which was another victory for Tennessee.

The Miami Dolphins

This is not a rivalry based on division, rather than geography - as another Florida team (as well as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Miami Dolphins have been around for much longer than the Jaguars - and have seen much more overall success as a result. Whilst the Jaguars have had just seven division wins, no conference wins and no league wins, the Dolphins (as part of the AFC East) have enjoyed 13 division wins, 5 AFC Conference wins and 2 Super Bowl wins.

In total, the teams have played each other eleven times in total, which includes one post season game. Although the Miami Dolphins have had more success as a franchise, it is the Jaguars that lead the way in terms of wins - with 6 to the Dolphins 5.

The following is a list of all regular season and postseason games played between the Miami Dolphins and Jacksonville Jaguars. The two teams have met each other 11 times (including 1 postseason game), with the Miami Dolphins winning 5 games and the Jacksonville Jaguars winning 6 games. The only playoff game was in 2000, which was emphatically won by the Jacksonville Jaguars 62-7.

The Houston Texans

Another divisional rivalry is with the Houston Texans, who are part of the AFC South division. This team is even younger than the Jaguars, joining as an expansion team in the 2002 realignment and as such, has enjoyed even less NFL success - another team with no league or conference wins - and six division titles.

Up until the end of the 2023-24 season, the two teams have met a total of 42 times. Out of these games, the Houston Texans have won 28 to the Jaguars 14 wins. They have yet to meet in postseason.

Jacksonville Jaguars Facts

Historically, the Jaguars are one of the newer teams on the NFL landscape. They were established in 1995 as an expansion team alongside the Carolina Panthers. The Jaguars were initially part of the AFC Central before being moved to the AFC South in 2002 as part of realignment efforts. Shahid Khan, who took over from Wayne Weaver in 2012, owns the team. 

Thus far, the pinnacle successes for the Jaguars have been divisional championships in the regular season and two appearances in the conference finals. They won the AFC Central twice in the late 1990s. They also won the AFC South twice. In fact, heading into the 2023/24 season, the Jaguars are the defending divisional champions. There is a sense of optimism with this team following the emergence of Trevor Lawrence, a very good quarterback, who will be playing his third season in 2023/24.

Championships Wins:

In NFL history, the Jacksonville Jaguars have never won a League Championship or Super Bowl title - and haven't yet made it to the final game of the postseason.

NFL/NFC Conference Championships

In the Jacksonville Jaguars' history, they have never won the AFC conference championship.

Division Championships

The Jacksonville Jaguars NFL team has won 4 Division championships 2 as part of the AFC Central division:

  • 1998
  • 1999

With one as a part of the AFC South division:

  • 2017
  • 2022

Playoff Berth Appearances

The Jacksonville Jaguars have made divisional playoff appearances 7 times as part of the NFL:

1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2005, 2007, 2017, 2022

Jacksonville Jaguars Home Fields

Since they were first created, the Jacksonville Jaguars have had one home field:

  • The TIAA Bank Field from 1995 until present

Jacksonville Jaguars Pro Football Hall of Famers

There are no Jacksonville Jaguars players that have been enshrined in the pro Football Hall of Fame to date. However, they do have players in their 'Pride of the Jaguars' - which was unveiled during their 2006 game against the New York Jets, which is their name for the Ring of Honor:

Pride of the Jaguars Players & Contributors

  • No. Player Position Dates Induction
  • 71 Tony Boselli OT 1995–2001 2006
  • . Wayne and Delores Weaver Owners 1993–2011 2012
  • 28 Fred Taylor RB 1998–2008 2012
  • 8 Mark Brunell QB 1995–2003 2013
  • 82 Jimmy Smith WR 1995–2005 2016

Jacksonville Jaguars FAQs

Will the Jaguars Ever Win a Super Bowl?

Well, based on recent form and historical form, and NFL sources such as gamepass games insights, they certainly aren't going to go in as favourites. However, this doesn't mean that there won't be a shock result in the next postseason.

As such, you should get excellent odds if you are looking to wager a small sum of money on the win. If you live in a legal betting state, simply pick a regulated site, click on the Super Bowl menu, teams and you will find some very generous odds on the team. This is obviously a long term bet. You can also think about making more instantaneous bets in the meantime, such as betting on the Jaguars winning a game, reaching playoffs - and even single-player playlist playoffs performances - where you can bet on single players rather than the team. If you do choose to bet on the team or players, read Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, location network news, pause - and decide which bet has the best value and the best chance of winning!

Can Jacksonville players be used in fantasy sports? Can I legally bet on the Jaguars in games or sports in the future?

Here's How to Get in the Game! Your Guide to Betting on the Jacksonville Jaguars:

Ready to put your money where your mouth is? If it's legal in your state, then you can bet on the Jacksonville Jaguars. Be sure to read betting tipsters before you do! 

From futures betting to fantasy football, we've got you covered. Want to bet on the Super Bowl? No problem. Just click on the Super Bowl menu, choose your team and place your wager. Looking to bet on a stand-alone game? You can bet on the team or even a single player's playoff performance. And if you're in it for the long haul, try fantasy football betting and create your ultimate NFL team.  

But before you start betting, make sure you choose a licensed, regulated, and recommended bookmaker. Look for features like good customer service, value odds, in-play bets, live streaming, and bonus offers. And don't forget to do your research! Check out the team's social media pages, read up on current information, and consider your odds and value before placing your bet. Get ready to win big with the Jacksonville Jaguars!

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