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.
1. ‘96 Season Divisional Round Win at Denver
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1996 was the Jag’s second year in the NFL. The Jags significantly improved from their inaugural season, winning six of their final seven games of ’96 and finishing with a 9-7 record.
The Jag’s would play their final game of the regular season against the Atlanta Falcons and would need to snag a win in order to earn a playoff berth. In the final few minutes of the game, the Jags got some luck, as Falcon’s kicker Morten Andersen missed a 30-yard field goal that would have given the Falcons the lead. As a result, the Jags would clinch the fifth seed in the AFC playoffs.
The Jag’s first franchise playoff game would occur on the road against the Buffalo Bills and end in a stunning victory by the Jags. Their next game was on the road against the Denver Broncos, whose 13-3 record earned them the top seed. The Jags primarily dominated in the second half, and a late touchdown pass from QB Mark Brunell to wide receiver Jimmy Smith gave the Jags a 30-20 lead. The Jags held on and ended the game with a 30-27 victory over the Broncos.
Article by Kristen Pickrell and Steve Congro