It's been a tough year for Jaguars fans but the team appears to be headed in the right direction. In the meantime, Metro Jacksonville has something to cheer you up. Here's some of the most memorable moments in Jacksonville Jaguar history.
8. First Home Playoff Win
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The Jags 1998 game over the New England Patriots was an incredible one—and would result in the Jags first home playoff win of the franchise. The Jags were facing an injured team, as the Patriots were without starting QB Drew Bledsoe, receiver Terry Glenn, and linebacker Ted Johnson. The Jags took advantage of this, starting the game with two field goals. While the Patriots didn't score at all in the first half, they came back ready to fight in the third quarter, as they quickly began to catch up on the Jags 12 point lead. 162 yards from Fred Taylor, and two fumbles by the Patriots, would halt this-- leading the Jags to victory.
7. ‘99 Season Loss to Tennessee in the AFC Championship
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This moment is memorable for the sheer fact that it was the end to one of the Jag’s best seasons in the NFL. In 1999 the Jags were one of the best teams in the NFL, with a record of 14-2— both losses coming from their AFC opponents, the Titans. The Titans would force six turnovers and a safety, before beating the Jags 33-14.
6. 2007 Win Over Pittsburgh in the Wild Card Round
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The Jags 2007 Wildcard game was an exciting one. While the Jags only gained 239 yards of offense, the defense managed to sack Steeler’s QB Ben Roethlisberger six times, intercept three passes, and force a fumble on the final drive of the game.
This was a big game for Maurice Jones-Drew, who returned the first kickoff to the Jags 96 yards to the 1 yard line. This run would become the longest play in NFL postseason history that did not result in a touchdown. However, Fred Taylor would score the touchdown on the next play.
The other big play that would happen would be from QB David Garrad. The Jags had one timeout remaining with a little over two minutes on the clock. Three plays later, the Jags were fourth and 2. Garrard dropped back to pass but ran back to the line and ran for a 32 yard gain—making it possible for the Jags field goal that won the game.