Jacksonville Jaguars 2023-24 NFL Season Recap

Jacksonville Jaguars NFL Season Recap

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The 2022-23 NFL betting season is one Jacksonville Jaguars fans won’t soon forget after Doug Pederson’s squad closed the season out with five straight wins and then battled back from a 27-7 halftime deficit to shock the Los Angeles Chargers in the Wild Card Round. Unfortunately, the 2023-24 season is one peeps living in Duval County will want to forget as quickly as possible after the Jags tripped and stumbled all over themselves en route to handing the AFC South title over to the Houston Texans the final week of the regular season.

While injuries played a role in the step back in year two of the Pederson regime, Jacksonville’s overall body of work wasn’t nearly as sharp as it was the year prior. Trevor Lawrence struggled mightily to routinely run efficient offense. Though he exceeded the 4,000 passing yards plateau for the second straight season, he played to an 88.5 QB rating after only amassing a 21:14 TD/INT ratio. He was also sacked a career-high 35 times which led to a myriad of injuries that likely affected his stat outputs through 16 made starts. Once Christian Kirk went down with a season-ending injury in Week 13 at Cincinnati, the lethality of the offense lessened quite a bit.

And how sure are we that Travis Etienne is a bonafide work horse in this league? Sure, he tallied a career-high 12 overall touchdowns in his second full season, but saw his overall yardage output fall from 1,125 to 1,008 and yard per carry average shorten up from 5.1 to 3.8 with a heavier workload that saw 47 more logged carries. Upper management used a third round pick on Tank Bigsby in last year’s NFL Draft, yet the Auburn product only got his number called 50 times? Though he’s a special player, Etienne isn’t a workhorse so hopefully the Jaguars find someone they’re more comfortable with to offset the number of times they call his number in 2024-25.

Though Jacksonville logged nine regular season wins for the second straight year, it came up a half-game short of surpassing its win total odds this time around. The Jags also came up short of cashing in as odds-on favorites to take home divisional bragging rights in successive years. Condolences to any NFL bettors that bet on Jacksonville to make the playoffs as decided -200 favorites at the outset of the regular season! When it was all done but the crying, the Jaguars compiled 9-8 SU and ATS records and saw the under cash in nine of their 17 played games.

Jacksonville Jaguars 2024 Offseason

Ball security is something Pederson and his staff must stress over the course of the offseason. While both sides of the ball proved to be middling units in terms of points scored (No. 14) and allowed (No. 17), turnovers dramatically deflated and inflated both outputs. Only the Commanders, Jets, Vikings, and Browns turned the ball over more than the 30 times Jacksonville coughed it up this season. While 14 of those miscues came off the right arm of No. 16, another 16 came via fumbles a year removed from the offense losing grasp of the pigskin 13 times. Holding onto the ball is clearly something this franchise doesn’t stress enough. That’s something that should be looked into in the offseason. There’s no excuse for coughing it up nearly once a game!

A year removed from conceding the fifth fewest QB sacks (28), Jacksonville’s offensive line regressed to the point that it served up 41 sacks that amounted to 251 lost yards. On top of that, the unit only opened holes for the running game that equated to fewer than 97 yards per game (No. 24) and near league-worst 3.6 yards per carry. With that, enforcements must be brought in to improve the pass pro and put a jolt in the running game.

The Jags enter the NFL Draft owners of the No. 17 pick. While most of the heavyweight hogs will have already been selected by the time it gets to step up to the podium, there will still be some excellent options to choose from when the time comes. Taliese Fuaga, Amarius Mims, Graham Burton, Tyler Guyton – it doesn’t matter, find your guy and get him into the offensive huddle! Then later in the draft, make it a point to shore up the backfield and look to improve the secondary as well.

Jacksonville Jaguars Schedule & Results

Week 1 at Indianapolis Colts W 31-21 1-0
Week 2 vs. Kansas City Chiefs L 9-17 1-1
Week 3 vs. Houston Texans L 17-37 1-2
Week 4 vs. Atlanta Falcons W 23-7 2-2
Week 5 at Buffalo Bills W 25-20 3-2
Week 6 vs. Indianapolis Colts W 37-20 4-2
Week 7 at New Orleans Saints W 31-24 5-2
Week 8 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 20-10 6-2
Week 10 vs. San Francisco 49ers L 3-34 6-3
Week 11 vs. Tennessee Titans W 34-14 7-3
Week 12 at Houston Texans W 24-21 8-3
Week 13 vs. Cincinnati Bengals L 31-34 (OT) 8-4
Week 14 at Cleveland Browns L 27-31 8-5
Week 15 vs. Baltimore Ravens L 7-23 8-6
Week 16 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 12-30 8-7
Week 17 vs. Carolina Panthers W 26-0 9-7
Week 18 at Tennessee Titans L 20-28 9-8

Founded in 1995 as an expansion team, the Jacksonville Jaguars made the AFC Championship Game in their very next season. In those days, taskmaster Tom Coughlin was the absolute dictator of all football operations and the head coach. “Camp Coughlin” was the toughest in the NFL, and the Jaguars adopted the mentality of their leader. Jacksonville made the AFC playoffs four consecutive years and went 14-2 in 1999. However, the Jaguars lost the AFC Championship game and were never the same. Coughlin lost his touch both with roster moves and player relations, and he was shown the door in 2002.

Since then, the Jaguars would occasionally show signs of contention life but could never sustain it. Since 2000 the Jaguars have made the playoffs just three times.

In 2017 Jacksonville led the host New England Patriots midway through the 4th quarter in the AFC Championship game. But New England quarterback Tom Brady pulled the game out of the fire. Jacksonville was said to be a team on the come at that time. Instead, they regressed, never to return to the postseason until 2022.

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Jacksonville Jaguars Past Seasons (2000)

2023 9-8 None
2022 9-8 Lost Divisional Round
2021 3-14 None
2020 1-15 None
2019 6-10 None
2018 5-11 None
2017 10-6 Lost Conference Championship
2016 3-13 None
2015 5-11 None
2014 3-13 None
2013 4-12 None
2012 2-14 None
2011 5-11 None
2010 8-8 None
2009 7-9 None
2008 5-11 None
2007 11-5 Lost Divisional Round
2006 8-8 None
2005 12-4 Lost Wild Card Round
2004 9-7 None
2003 5-11 None
2002 6-10 None
2001 6-10 None
2000 7-9 None

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