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2017 Jacksonville Jaguars Season
2017 Jacksonville Jaguars season
Head coachDoug Marrone
General managerDavid Caldwell
OwnerShahid Khan
Home fieldEverBank Field
Results
Record10-6
Division place1st AFC South
Playoff finishWon Wild Card Playoffs (Bills) 10-3
Won Divisional Playoffs (at Steelers) 45-42
Lost AFC Championship (at Patriots) 24-20
Pro BowlersCB Jalen Ramsey
CB A. J. Bouye
DE Calais Campbell
DE Yannick Ngakoue
DT Malik Jackson
LB Telvin Smith
Uniform
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The 2017 Jacksonville Jaguars season was the franchise's 23rd season in the National Football League and the first under head coach Doug Marrone. Marrone was hired after acting as the team's interim head coach for the final two games of the 2016 season. The team improved on their 3-13 record from 2016 and ended their 10-year playoff drought dating back to 2008 with a week 15 win over the Houston Texans. They also secured their first winning season since 2007 after a 30-24 win over the Seattle Seahawks. On December 24, 2017, they clinched their third division title, and their first AFC South title following a Tennessee Titans loss. They won the wild card game against the Buffalo Bills 10-3, then headed to Pittsburgh, beating the Pittsburgh Steelers 45-42 to advance to the AFC Championship to face the New England Patriots, the first time that they have made the AFC Championship Game since 1999. Despite leading for much of the game, the Jaguars would allow two 4th quarter touchdowns, and ultimately lost to the Patriots 24-20.

One of the biggest catalysts for the Jaguars success during the 2017 season was their defense. Jacksonville finished in the top of the league in multiple defensive categories, and were considered "historically good" by some analysts.[1] The Jaguars defense led the league in forced fumbles (17), completion percentage (56.8), passing yards allowed per game (169.9), passer rating (68.5) and defensive touchdowns (7). They also finished second in sacks (55), interceptions (21), total takeaways (33), yards allowed per game (286.1) and points allowed per game (16.8). Along with their spectacular defense, the Jaguars were also the top rushing offense in the NFL, averaging 141 rush yards per game.[2]

Unrestricted free agents

Position Player Free agency
tag
2017 team Date signed
DE Tyson Alualu UFA Pittsburgh Steelers March 21, 2017[3]
CB Prince Amukamara UFA Chicago Bears March 10, 2017
RB Joe Banyard UFA Buffalo Bills March 17, 2017
OT Kelvin Beachum UFA New York Jets March 10, 2017[4]
WR Arrelious Benn UFA Jacksonville Jaguars February 15, 2017[5]
SS Johnathan Cyprien UFA Tennessee Titans March 9, 2017
SS Akeem Davis UFA
TE Alex Ellis ERFA
QB Chad Henne ERFA Jacksonville Jaguars February 15, 2017[6]
RB Bronson Hill ERFA Minnesota Vikings August 12, 2017
DT Jordan Hill UFA Detroit Lions March 20, 2017
G Luke Joeckel UFA Seattle Seahawks March 9, 2017
DT Abry Jones UFA Jacksonville Jaguars February 15, 2017[7]
G Patrick Omameh UFA Jacksonville Jaguars March 10, 2017[8]
T Jeremiah Poutasi UFA
RB Denard Robinson UFA
RB Daryl Richardson RFA
OLB Marcus Rush ERFA
C Tyler Shatley RFA Jacksonville Jaguars February 21, 2017[9]
TE Julius Thomas RFA Miami Dolphins March 9, 2017[10]
FS Peyton Thompson RFA Jacksonville Jaguars February 6, 2017[11]
WR Bryan Walters UFA Jacksonville Jaguars March 9, 2017[12]
WR Tony Washington ERFA
OT Josh Wells RFA Jacksonville Jaguars February 17, 2017[13]
WR Shane Wynn ERFA Jacksonville Jaguars
RFA: Restricted free agent, UFA: Unrestricted free agent, ERFA: Exclusive rights free agent

Acquisitions

Indicates that the player was a free agent at the end of his respective team's 2016 season.

Draft

2017 Jacksonville Jaguars draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 4 Leonard Fournette  Running back LSU
2 34 Cam Robinson  Offensive tackle Alabama
3 68 Dawuane Smoot  Defensive end Illinois
4 110 Dede Westbrook  Wide receiver Oklahoma
5 148 Blair Brown  Linebacker Ohio
7 222 Jalen Myrick  Cornerback Minnesota
7 240 Marquez Williams  Fullback Miami (FL)
      Made roster    +   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Notes

  • The Jaguars traded TE Julius Thomas to Miami for its seventh-round selection (240th).
  • The Jaguars traded their second- and sixth-round selections (35th and 187th) to Seattle for its second-round selection (34th).

Staff

Final roster

Preseason

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 10 at New England Patriots W 31-24 1-0 Gillette Stadium Recap
2 August 17 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 8-12 1-1 EverBank Field Recap
3 August 24 Carolina Panthers L 23-24 1-2 EverBank Field Recap
4 August 31 at Atlanta Falcons W 13-7 2-2 Mercedes-Benz Stadium Recap

Regular season

Schedule

On December 13, 2016, the NFL announced that the Jaguars will play host to the Baltimore Ravens at Wembley Stadium in London, England, as part of their commitment to the London Games.[21] The game will occur during Week 3 (Sunday, September 24), and will be televised in the United States. The kickoff was announced in conjunction with the release of the regular season schedule.[22]

The remainder of the Jaguars' 2017 schedule was finalized and announced on April 20.

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 10 at Houston Texans W 29-7 1-0 NRG Stadium Recap
2 September 17 Tennessee Titans L 16-37 1-1 EverBank Field Recap
3 September 24 Baltimore Ravens W 44-7 2-1 United Kingdom Wembley Stadium (London) Recap
4 October 1 at New York Jets L 20-23 (OT) 2-2 MetLife Stadium Recap
5 October 8 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 30-9 3-2 Heinz Field Recap
6 October 15 Los Angeles Rams L 17-27 3-3 EverBank Field Recap
7 October 22 at Indianapolis Colts W 27-0 4-3 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
8 Bye
9 November 5 Cincinnati Bengals W 23-7 5-3 EverBank Field Recap
10 November 12 Los Angeles Chargers W 20-17 (OT) 6-3 EverBank Field Recap
11 November 19 at Cleveland Browns W 19-7 7-3 FirstEnergy Stadium Recap
12 November 26 at Arizona Cardinals L 24-27 7-4 University of Phoenix Stadium Recap
13 December 3 Indianapolis Colts W 30-10 8-4 EverBank Field Recap
14 December 10 Seattle Seahawks W 30-24 9-4 EverBank Field Recap
15 December 17 Houston Texans W 45-7 10-4 EverBank Field Recap
16 December 24 at San Francisco 49ers L 33-44 10-5 Levi's Stadium Recap
17 December 31 at Tennessee Titans L 10-15 10-6 Nissan Stadium Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summaries

Week 1: at Houston Texans

Week 2: vs. Tennessee Titans

Week 3: vs. Baltimore Ravens

NFL London Games

Week 4: at New York Jets

Week 5: at Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 6: vs. Los Angeles Rams

Week 7: at Indianapolis Colts

Week 9: vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Week 10: vs. Los Angeles Chargers

Week 11: at Cleveland Browns

Week 12: at Arizona Cardinals

Week 13: vs. Indianapolis Colts

Week 14: vs. Seattle Seahawks

Week 15: vs. Houston Texans

Week 16: at San Francisco 49ers

Week 17: at Tennessee Titans

Standings

Division

AFC South
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(3)Jacksonville Jaguars 10 6 0 .625 4-2 9-3 417 268 L2
(5)Tennessee Titans 9 7 0 .563 5-1 8-4 334 356 W1
Indianapolis Colts 4 12 0 .250 2-4 3-9 263 404 W1
Houston Texans 4 12 0 .250 1-5 3-9 338 436 L6

Conference

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division leaders
1[a] New England Patriots East 13 3 0 .813 5-1 10-2 .484 .466 W3
2[a] Pittsburgh Steelers North 13 3 0 .813 6-0 10-2 .453 .423 W2
3[b] Jacksonville Jaguars South 10 6 0 .625 4-2 9-3 .434 .394 L2
4[b] Kansas City Chiefs West 10 6 0 .625 5-1 8-4 .477 .481 W4
Wild Cards
5[c] Tennessee Titans South 9 7 0 .563 5-1 8-4 .434 .396 W1
6[c] Buffalo Bills East 9 7 0 .563 3-3 7-5 .492 .396 W1
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7[c] Baltimore Ravens North 9 7 0 .563 3-3 7-5 .441 .299 L1
8[c] Los Angeles Chargers West 9 7 0 .563 3-3 6-6 .457 .347 W2
9 Cincinnati Bengals North 7 9 0 .438 3-3 6-6 .465 .321 W2
10[d] Oakland Raiders West 6 10 0 .375 2-4 5-7 .512 .396 L4
11[d] Miami Dolphins East 6 10 0 .375 2-4 5-7 .543 .531 L3
12[e] Denver Broncos West 5 11 0 .313 2-4 4-8 .492 .413 L2
13[e] New York Jets East 5 11 0 .313 2-4 5-7 .520 .438 L4
14[f] Indianapolis Colts South 4 12 0 .250 2-4 3-9 .480 .219 W1
15[f] Houston Texans South 4 12 0 .250 1-5 3-9 .516 .375 L6
16 Cleveland Browns North 0 16 0 .000 0-6 0-12 .520 - L16
Tiebreakers[g]
  1. ^ a b New England claimed the No. 1 seed over Pittsburgh based on head-to-head victory.
  2. ^ a b Jacksonville claimed the No. 3 seed over Kansas City based on conference record.
  3. ^ a b c d Tennessee finished ahead of Buffalo, Baltimore and Los Angeles Chargers based on conference record, claiming the No. 5 seed.
    Buffalo and Baltimore finished ahead of Los Angeles Chargers based on conference record.
    Buffalo claimed the No. 6 seed over Baltimore based on strength of victory.
  4. ^ a b Oakland finished ahead of Miami based on head-to-head victory.
  5. ^ a b Denver finished ahead of the New York Jets based on head-to-head victory.
  6. ^ a b Indianapolis finished ahead of Houston based on head-to-head sweep.
  7. ^ 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.

Postseason

Playoff round Date Opponent (seed) Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
Wild Card January 7, 2018 Buffalo Bills (6) W 10-3 1-0 EverBank Field Recap
Divisional January 14, 2018 at Pittsburgh Steelers (2) W 45-42 2-0 Heinz Field Recap
AFC Championship January 21, 2018 at New England Patriots (1) L 20-24 2-1 Gillette Stadium Recap

AFC Wild Card Playoffs: vs. (#6) Buffalo Bills

AFC Divisional Playoffs: at (#2) Pittsburgh Steelers

AFC Championship: at (#1) New England Patriots

References

  1. ^ Wesseling, Chris (5 January 2018). "Bills vs. Jaguars: AFC Wild Card Weekend preview". NFL.com. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ http://www.espn.com/nfl/statistics/team/_/stat/rushing
  3. ^ "Steelers sign Tyson Alualu". Archived from the original on 2017-03-22. Retrieved .
  4. ^ Allen, Eric (March 10, 2017). "Jets Sign T Kelvin Beachum". NewYorkJets.com.
  5. ^ Oehser, John (15 February 2017). "Jaguars re-sign Arrelious Benn under contract". Jaguars.com. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ Oehser, John (15 February 2017). "Jaguars re-sign Chad Henne". Jaguars.com. Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ Oehser, John (15 February 2017). "Jaguars re-sign Abry Jones". Jaguars.com. Retrieved 2017.
  8. ^ Oehser, John (10 March 2017). "Jaguars Re-sign Offensive Lineman Patrick Omameh". Jaguars.com. Retrieved 2017.
  9. ^ Oehser, John (21 February 2017). "Jaguars re-sign offensive lineman Tyler Shatley". Jaguars.com. Retrieved 2017.
  10. ^ "PRESS RELEASE: Dolphins Trade For Julius Thomas". Jaguars.com. 9 March 2017. Archived from the original on 12 March 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  11. ^ "Jaguars place exclusive rights tender on Peyton Thompson". Jaguars.com. 8 March 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  12. ^ "Jaguars re-sign wide receiver Bryan Walters". Jaguars.com. 9 March 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  13. ^ Oehser, John (17 February 2017). "Jaguars re-sign OL Josh Wells". Jaguars.com. Retrieved 2017.
  14. ^ Oehser, John (9 March 2017). "It's official: Branden Albert acquired in trade". Jaguars.com. Archived from the original on 2017-03-09. Retrieved 2017.
  15. ^ "OFFICIAL: A. J. Bouye signs with Jaguars". Jaguars.com. 9 March 2017. Archived from the original on 2017-03-10. Retrieved 2017.
  16. ^ Oehser, John (10 March 2017). "OFFICIAL: Calais Campbell signs with Jaguars". Jaguars.com. Retrieved 2017.
  17. ^ a b c Oehser, John (9 March 2017). "OFFICIAL: Cole, Watford, Charles sign with Jaguars". Jaguars.com. Retrieved 2017.
  18. ^ "Jaguars sign safety Barry Church as unrestricted free agent". Jaguars.com. 10 March 2017. Retrieved 2017.[permanent dead link]
  19. ^ Oehser, John (9 March 2017). "OFFICIAL: Lerentee McCray signs with Jaguars". Jaguars.com. Retrieved 2017.
  20. ^ "Jaguars Sign Offensive Lineman Greg Van Roten". Jaguars.com. 27 February 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  21. ^ "2017 London games: NFL announces which teams will be playing". NFL. December 13, 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  22. ^ "NFL Confirms Wembley Dates for 2017 London Games". NFL. January 20, 2017. Retrieved 2017.

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