“I am writing sentences about this game because our word processing system doesn’t have poop emoji” pic.twitter.com/YOozhG1lJI
— Neil Irwin (@Neil_Irwin) December 18, 2014
The typewriter could never master something as intricate and complex as the poop emoji. That’s one way to describe what is statistically speaking the worst primetime game this century. And Washington would know what bad football looks like, what with being stuck watching the Redskins these last several years.
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Jacksonville Jaguars Mascot To Take On Tour Pros At Halftime
Another day, another tour playerÂ hitting golf ballsÂ at a football game. Itâ€™s becoming a trend, really.Â Steve Stricker put on a show at halftime of the Wisconsin game, and now a few other lucky pros will get their shot at it.Â This time, theyâ€™ll be joined by a guy in a big, furry, yellow jaguar costume. Yep, Jaxson DeVille is back.
At halftime of the Jacksonville Jaguars game against the Tennessee Titans, Jaxson (the Jaguars mascot) will take on tour players in a golf contest at the stadium. Donâ€™t let the 2-12 records for each team scare you. This is gonna be good.
.@JaxsonDeVille is already warming up for tomorrowâ€™s halftime contest against our TOUR players. https://t.co/RitjhMJojg
â€” PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) December 17, 2014
Thereâ€™s no word on exactly what that contest will be, but if itâ€
The Jacksonville Jaguars host the Tennessee Titans on “Thursday Night Football,” with a top-four draft pick potentially on the line. Jacksonville opened as a field-goal favorite, and the line has climbed to 3.5 points on the Week 16 NFL betting lines. The total is set at 40.5 points.
The Jaguars are 2-12 straight up and 4-9-1 against the spread on the season. Thursday marks the first time in 42 games the Jaguars have been a betting favorite. The last time they were favored was September 30, 2012 at home against the Cincinnati Bengals. Jacksonville is 3-11-1 ATS in its last 15 home games.
The Titans are 2-12 SU and 3-10-1 ATS on the season. This is the 13th time they have been an underdog this season. They are 3-8-1 ATS in those games. The Jaguars are 6-1-1 ATS in their last seven games against Tennessee. Tennessee hosted Jacksonville in October, beating them 16-14. Jacksonville covered the spread as a 4.5-point underdog at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com, and the score hit the UNDER.
The total has
If you’re looking forward to watching tonight’s matchup between the Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars on the NFL Network, you…
We’re down to the penultimate week of the NFL season. That means that even with a couple bonus Saturday games in Week 16, the schedule is left with just six nationally-televised games in exclusive time slots between now and the end of the regular season.
One of those slots belongs to the 2-12 Tennessee Titans and the 2-12 Jacksonville Jaguars, two comically bad teams from small markets who offer literally no sex appeal to your average football fan.
The Titans have won just a single game since Week 2, while the Jags have lost all but eight of their 46 games since the start of 2012. It’s been over half a decade since either franchise has made the playoffs. Their fan bases are small (relatively speaking) and they don’t draw large audiences (again, in NFL terms at least) when they’re decent, let alone when they suck.
To get an unscientific feel for how unpopular these teams are in comparison to their peers, Deadspin notes that they both rank in the bottom six in terms of Facebook “likes.”
Don’t start anyone from this game. End of article.
OK, fine, we’ll elaborate. The NFL’s Thursday Night Football finale features a lovely game between the Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars, two AFC South teams that have done a whole lot of losing this year.
As you might expect, players on 2-12 teams don’t exactly rack up the fantasy points, and these two woeful squads are no exception. The Titans and Jaguars rank 29th and dead last in the league in (real) points per game, respectively. Only two players from either squad — Blake Bortles and Delanie Walker — have fantasy 100 points or more in standard-scoring leagues this season. To put that in perspective, the New England Patriots alone have five.
If you’ve made it all the way to the championship round, chances are you’re not relying on many — if any — players on either of these teams. But the good news about bad teams is that they have bad defenses, too. So whether you’re in a deeper league or just re
Shad Khan wants a winner. He has stated it from day one and has been a major part of the decision making when it comes to the Jacksonville Jaguars roster, the development of the organization and the changes in and around EverBank Field. Now, he is looking to make more changes to help the team get better. There has never been a more crucial time in the team’s history as right now – after two years of rebuilding and a real change to make a splash in free agency (and in the swimming pool inside the stadium) and with re-signing key players to the roster for 2015.The Jaguars may be a team a year or two form making a true impact on the NFL and a playoff run, but there are signs of success, especially on the defensive line. And for the youngest team in the NFL, that can only be helped if veteran leadership is added and improvements are made in game planning every week.The holidays are here. The weather outside is delightful, the wins this season are dismal. Since there’s no place for this …
2014 Week 16: Titans at Jaguars PreviewOnce again, the Tennessee Titans’ roster gets cut down, with quarterback Jake Locker being sent to the injured reserve for his final time as a Tennessee Titan. Charlie Whitehurst will start at quarterback on Thursday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, with rookie Zach Mettenberger doubtful to return with a shoulder injury. The Titans will be without running back Dexter McCluster, who is suffering a knee injury, and likely wide receiver Kendall Wright, who is recovering from a hand injury. With all of this in mind, some Titans still have some fantasy football value against one of the only two teams that they have beaten this season.We’ll use a simple rating scale for each player, grading each from A-F. An “A” is a must start, “B” is a recommended start, “C” is a “if needed start”, “D” is don’t start and “F” is simply not a fantasy option at all this week.Quarterback- Charlie Whitehurst: DIn five games this season, Whitehurst has completed 56.6% of his passes for 967 yard
Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports, citing a league source, reports that the Jacksonville Jaguars promoted QB Stephen Morris to their active roster.
Morris went undrafted this year out of Miami. He was signed by the Jaguars, and has spent the season on their practice squad.
Head Coach Gus Bradley has stated that QB Blake Bortles is leaning towards playing Sunday despite a foot injury, but this move could signal that his availability is still very much in question.
QB Chad Henne would start if Bortles is ruled out, but Morris would be the backup in that scenario, as the Jaguars only have three quarterbacks on the active roster.
Morris threw for 7,896 yards while at the University of Miami.
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Chances are if you’re here it’s because you watch sports, which have been known to be pretty awesome from time to time.
One thing that’s not-quite-so-awesome about sports though are mascots.
Why do we need them? What’s the deal? I get it for a high school football team that needs to raise morale for the big homecoming game, but why do NFL teams representing millions of fans and billions of dollars still use them?
It seems silly, and if you ask me more than just a little bit creepy to have a grown man (or woman) dress up in costume and parade around the sidelines.
Which team has the creepiest mascot in the league? Let’s find out. Here are the top ten.
10. The Carolina Panthers
Got a chance to meet @SirPurr during the @Panthers Fan Fest. That’s one mascot to take a pic with off the list. pic.twitter.com/J0MJI0sgMm
— Aaron Quevedo (@Aqvd94) July 26, 2014
A grand new football tradition: letting a costumed Panther with giant pupils paw your back during a photo and then sharing it on social media lik
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Tennessee Titans (2-11) at Jacksonville Jaguars (2-11)
This is the worst game of the year. Both of these two teams rank in the bottom-3 in rate of moving the chains differential and have for most of the season. This is the only game this year between two teams that bad. And thanks to the NFL’s rule that everyone get a primetime game, we have to watch this game instead of one of the 14 games that features at least one team still mathematically alive in the playoff race.
Believe it or not, one of these teams is actually better than the other one. Jacksonville is noticeably, but though not really significantly better than the Titans. The Jaguars rank 30th, moving the chains at a 64.76% rate, as opposed to 72.69% for their opponents, a differential of -7.92%, while the Titans rank 31st, moving the chains at a 66.15% rate, as opposed to 75.47% for their opponents, a differential of -9.32% that is over a percentage point worse than Jacksonville’s. Despite that, this line says these two te…
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have identified another building block in their reconstruction project.
Nose tackle Roy Miller signed a four-year contract extension worth $16.2 million Tuesday, giving the Jaguars (2-12) two long-term pieces along their defensive front.
Averaging 34 snaps a game this season, Miller has 30 tackles and a sack in his sixth season. The run-stuffing lineman spent four years in Tampa Bay before signing a two-year deal with Jacksonville in 2013.
Miller was near tears as teammates congratulated him in the locker room.
”It’s surreal,” Miller said. ”Those type of things change your life, your family’s life. You can’t ask for anything better than that.”
The 27-year-old Miller has 211 tackles and four sacks in his NFL career. With Miller and fellow defensive tackle Sen’Derrick Marks, the Jaguars believe they have two centerpieces to build around on defense. Marks signed a four-year extension worth $22 million, including $8 million guarant…
In all 12 games the Jacksonville Jaguars have lost this season, they could at least take solace in the knowledge they were never expected to win in the first place.
For the first time in more than two years, the Jaguars will be favored in an actual NFL game. The Jags are three-point favorites over the Tennessee Titans, according to OddsShark, ending a streak of 42 consecutive games as the underdog.
If the Jags remain favored, they would fall one game short of the record for most consecutive games as Las Vegas underdogs. The St. Louis Rams got points for 43 straight games from Dec. 9, 2007, to Oct. 24, 2010, according to Jacksonville.com’s Vito Stellino.
The Jaguars (2-12) and Titans (2-12) clash Thursday night in Jacksonville. The Titans beat the Jags 16-14 in Nashville, Tenn., in Week 6.
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Roy Miller has signed a four-year contract extension worth $16.2 million.
Miller signed the deal Tuesday, two days before the Jaguars (2-12) play their home finale against the Tennessee Titans (2-12).
The Jaguars identified Miller as a building block for a defense that has played well most of the season. Jacksonville signed fellow defensive tackle Sen’Derrick Marks to a four-year deal worth $22 million last December. Marks’ deal includes $8 million guaranteed.
Miller was near tears as teammates congratulated him in the locker room. He says “those type of things change your life, your family’s life. You can’t ask for anything better than that.”
Miller has started 14 games this season, recording 30 tackles and a sack.