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2018 Jacksonville Jaguars season

The 2018 season was the Jacksonville Jaguars' 24th in the National Football League and their second under head coach Doug Marrone. This was their first season in new uniforms, which were revealed in April 2018. The Jaguars had hopes of matching or improving on their 10–6 campaign from a year ago, but despite a 3–1 start, the Jags fell into a 7 game losing streak and failed to improve on their 10–6 record after a Week 11 loss to the Steelers. After they lost to the Tennessee Titans in Week 14, the Jaguars fell to 4–9 and were officially eliminated from postseason contention. They finished 5–11, in last place in the AFC South.[1]

2018 Jacksonville Jaguars season
Head coachDoug Marrone
General managerDavid Caldwell
OwnerShahid Khan
Home fieldTIAA Bank Field
Results
Record5–11
Division place4th AFC South
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro BowlersCB Jalen Ramsey
DE Calais Campbell

DraftEdit

2018 Jacksonville Jaguars Draft
Round Selection Player Position College Notes
1 29 Taven Bryan Defensive tackle Florida
2 61 DJ Chark Wide receiver LSU
3 93 Ronnie Harrison Safety Alabama
4 129 Will Richardson Offensive tackle NC State
6 203 Tanner Lee Quarterback Nebraska
7 230 Leon Jacobs Linebacker Wisconsin From Cincinnati
247 Logan Cooke Punter Mississippi State

Draft trades

  • The Jaguars traded a conditional sixth-round selection to Buffalo in exchange for defensive tackle Marcell Dareus. This pick became a fifth-round selection (166th overall) after Dareus remained on Jacksonville's roster for the remainder of the 2017 season and the Jaguars made the playoffs.
  • The Jaguars traded defensive end Chris Smith to the Bengals in exchange for a conditional selection. As Smith was on the Bengals' active roster for at least six games during the 2017 season, Jacksonville acquired Cincinnati's seventh-round selection (230th overall).

StaffEdit

2018 Jacksonville Jaguars staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and conditioning – Tom Myslinski
  • Assistant strength and conditioning – Cedric Scott
  • Strength & conditioning associate – Alex Hampton
  • Strength & conditioning associate – Jess Langvardt

Final rosterEdit

2018 Jacksonville Jaguars final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 17 Inactive, 8 Practice squad

PreseasonEdit

The Jaguars' preseason opponents and schedule were announced on April 11. Exact dates and times were finalized on April 19, when the regular season schedule was announced.

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 9 New Orleans Saints L 20–24 0–1 TIAA Bank Field Recap
2 August 18 at Minnesota Vikings W 14–10 1–1 U.S. Bank Stadium Recap
3 August 25 Atlanta Falcons W 17–6 2–1 TIAA Bank Field Recap
4 August 30 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 25–10 3–1 Raymond James Stadium Recap

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

On January 11, 2018, the NFL announced that the Jaguars will play host to the Philadelphia Eagles at Wembley Stadium in London, England, as part of their commitment to the London Games. The game will occur during Week 8 (October 28), and will be televised in the United States. The exact date, along with network and kickoff time, were announced in conjunction with the release of the 2018 regular season schedule.[2]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 9 at New York Giants W 20–15 1–0 MetLife Stadium Recap
2 September 16 New England Patriots W 31–20 2–0 TIAA Bank Field Recap
3 September 23 Tennessee Titans L 6–9 2–1 TIAA Bank Field Recap
4 September 30 New York Jets W 31–12 3–1 TIAA Bank Field Recap
5 October 7 at Kansas City Chiefs L 14–30 3–2 Arrowhead Stadium Recap
6 October 14 at Dallas Cowboys L 7–40 3–3 AT&T Stadium Recap
7 October 21 Houston Texans L 7–20 3–4 TIAA Bank Field Recap
8 October 28 Philadelphia Eagles L 18–24 3–5   Wembley Stadium (London) Recap
9 Bye
10 November 11 at Indianapolis Colts L 26–29 3–6 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
11 November 18 Pittsburgh Steelers L 16–20 3–7 TIAA Bank Field Recap
12 November 25 at Buffalo Bills L 21–24 3–8 New Era Field Recap
13 December 2 Indianapolis Colts W 6–0 4–8 TIAA Bank Field Recap
14 December 6 at Tennessee Titans L 9–30 4–9 Nissan Stadium Recap
15 December 16 Washington Redskins L 13–16 4–10 TIAA Bank Field Recap
16 December 23 at Miami Dolphins W 17–7 5–10 Hard Rock Stadium Recap
17 December 30 at Houston Texans L 3–20 5–11 NRG Stadium Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summariesEdit

Week 1: at New York GiantsEdit

Week One: Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Giants – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jaguars 3 10 0720
Giants 3 3 3615

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

Week 2: vs. New England PatriotsEdit

Week Two: New England Patriots at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Patriots 0 3 71020
Jaguars 14 7 3731

at TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Game information

Week 3: vs. Tennessee TitansEdit

Week Three: Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Titans 3 0 339
Jaguars 0 3 036

at TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Game information

Week 4: vs. New York JetsEdit

Week Four: New York Jets at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jets 0 0 3912
Jaguars 3 13 9631

at TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Game information

Week 5: at Kansas City ChiefsEdit

Week Five: Jacksonville Jaguars at Kansas City Chiefs – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jaguars 0 0 7714
Chiefs 7 13 3730

at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Date: October 7
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT/12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 58 °F (14 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 75,289
  • Referee: Brad Allen
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz, Tony Romo and Tracy Wolfson
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Week 6: at Dallas CowboysEdit

Week Six: Jacksonville Jaguars at Dallas Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jaguars 0 0 707
Cowboys 10 14 61040

at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas

  • Date: October 14
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. EDT/3:25 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 90,767
  • Referee: Tony Corrente
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz, Tony Romo and Tracy Wolfson
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Week 7: vs. Houston TexansEdit

Week Seven: Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Texans 6 7 7020
Jaguars 0 0 707

at TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Game information

Week 8: vs. Philadelphia EaglesEdit

NFL London Games

Week Eight: Philadelphia Eagles at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Eagles 0 10 7724
Jaguars 3 3 6618

at Wembley Stadium, London, England

Game information

Week 10: at Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Week Ten: Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jaguars 7 9 7326
Colts 14 15 0029

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

Game information

Week 11: vs. Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

Week Eleven: Pittsburgh Steelers at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Steelers 0 0 61420
Jaguars 0 9 7016

at TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

  • Date: November 18
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 73 °F (23 °C), mostly sunny skies
  • Game attendance: 67,683
  • Referee: Walt Anderson
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz, Tony Romo and Tracy Wolfson
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Week 12: at Buffalo BillsEdit

Week Twelve: Jacksonville Jaguars at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jaguars 0 14 0721
Bills 14 0 01024

at New Era Field, Orchard Park, New York

  • Date: November 25
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 44 °F (7 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 57,799
  • Referee: Walt Coleman
  • TV announcers (CBS): Spero Dedes and Adam Archuleta
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Week 13: vs. Indianapolis ColtsEdit

Week Thirteen: Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Colts 0 0 000
Jaguars 0 3 036

at TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Game information

Week 14: at Tennessee TitansEdit

Week Fourteen: Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jaguars 2 0 709
Titans 7 9 14030

at Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee

Game information

Week 15: vs. Washington RedskinsEdit

Week Fifteen: Washington Redskins at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Redskins 3 0 31016
Jaguars 0 10 0313

at TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Game information

Week 16: at Miami DolphinsEdit

Week Sixteen: Jacksonville Jaguars at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jaguars 7 0 01017
Dolphins 7 0 007

at Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

  • Date: December 23
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 73 °F (23 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 65,798
  • Referee: Clay Martin
  • TV announcers (CBS): Andrew Catalon and James Lofton
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Week 17: at Houston TexansEdit

Week Seventeen: Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jaguars 3 0 003
Texans 3 14 0320

at NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas

  • Date: December 30
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 71,848
  • Referee: Pete Morelli
  • TV announcers (CBS): Andrew Catalon, James Lofton and Jay Feely
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

StandingsEdit

DivisionEdit

AFC South
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(3) Houston Texans 11 5 0 .688 4–2 9–3 402 316 W1
(6) Indianapolis Colts 10 6 0 .625 4–2 7–5 433 344 W4
Tennessee Titans 9 7 0 .563 3–3 5–7 310 303 L1
Jacksonville Jaguars 5 11 0 .313 1–5 4–8 245 316 L1

ConferenceEdit

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division leaders
1[a] Kansas City Chiefs West 12 4 0 .750 5–1 10–2 .480 .401 W1
2[b] New England Patriots East 11 5 0 .688 5–1 8–4 .482 .494 W2
3[b] Houston Texans South 11 5 0 .688 4–2 9–3 .471 .435 W1
4 Baltimore Ravens North 10 6 0 .625 3–3 8–4 .496 .450 W3
Wild Cards
5[a] Los Angeles Chargers West 12 4 0 .750 4–2 9–3 .477 .422 W1
6 Indianapolis Colts South 10 6 0 .625 4–2 7–5 .465 .456 W4
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7 Pittsburgh Steelers North 9 6 1 .594 4–1–1 6–5–1 .504 .448 W1
8 Tennessee Titans South 9 7 0 .563 3–3 5–7 .520 .465 L1
9 Cleveland Browns North 7 8 1 .469 3–2–1 5–6–1 .516 .411 L1
10 Miami Dolphins East 7 9 0 .438 4–2 6–6 .469 .446 L3
11[c] Denver Broncos West 6 10 0 .375 2–4 4–8 .523 .464 L4
12[c] Cincinnati Bengals North 6 10 0 .375 1–5 4–8 .535 .448 L2
13[c] Buffalo Bills East 6 10 0 .375 2–4 4–8 .523 .411 W1
14 Jacksonville Jaguars South 5 11 0 .313 1–5 4–8 .549 .463 L1
15[d] New York Jets East 4 12 0 .250 1–5 3–9 .506 .438 L3
16[d] Oakland Raiders West 4 12 0 .250 1–5 3–9 .547 .406 L1
Tiebreakers[e]
  1. ^ a b Kansas City finished ahead of LA Chargers based on division games.
  2. ^ a b New England finished ahead of Houston based on head-to-head victory.
  3. ^ a b c Denver finished ahead of Cincinnati and Buffalo based on strength of victory. Cincinnati finished ahead of Buffalo based on record vs. common opponents.
  4. ^ a b NY Jets finished ahead of Oakland based on strength of victory.
  5. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://clutchpoints.com/nfl-news-jaguars-and-jets-officially-eliminated-from-nfl-playoff-contention-after-titans-win/
  2. ^ "2018 NFL LONDON SCHEDULE KICKS OFF AT NEW TOTTENHAM STADIUM; THREE TEAMS TO MAKE UK DEBUTS". NFL Communications. January 11, 2018. Retrieved January 11, 2018.

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