The 2008 NFL Record & Fact Book recently went on sale, with New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning gracing the cover. The 784-page book features information about all 32 teams, the 2007 season in review, historical records and numbers and rules of the game.
Here's a closer look at how the Jaguars are mentioned:
Linebacker Justin Durant was the youngest linebacker to start an NFL game in 2007. Durant was born on Nov. 21, 1985. * The Jaguars lead the NFL with 4,932 rushing yards in the last two seasons. *
Over the past two seasons, the Jaguars' defense ranks second in the NFL in points allowed (578, 18.1), fourth in fewest total yards allowed (9,559, 298.7) and fourth in fewest rushing yards allowed (3,065, 95.8). * David Garrard is tied for eighth among NFL active starting quarterbacks (minimum of 10 starts) with a 19-11 record (.633 pct.). *
Maurice Jones-Drew is the only player with 2,000-plus combined yards the last two seasons. * Jones-Drew ranks fourth among active kickoff-returners with a 27.0 average on 62 returns. Dennis Northcutt ranks sixth among active punt-returners with a 10.5 average on 228 returns *
Fred Taylor ranks second among active rushers with 10,715 yards, trailing only Edgerrin James of Arizona with 11,607 yards. Taylor and Philadelphia's Brian Westbrook are tied with the highest average per rush among the top 20 active rushers at 4.7. * The Jaguars joined the Oakland Raiders with the fewest amount of draft picks in 2008 with five. *
The Jaguars rank fifth in the AFC and 10th in the NFL with a .543 winning percentage, 113-95, since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger. Miami holds the top spot with a .608 winning percentage, an overall mark of 354-228-2. In addition, the Jaguars rank sixth in the NFL during that same span with a 67-37 home record (.644). * The Jaguars lead the NFL with a 9-4 mark (.692) record on kickoff weekend. *
San Diego's LaDainian Tomlinson has averaged 52 rushing yards in three games against the Jaguars, the fewest against any NFL opponent he has played three or more times. * The Jaguars' 2009 home schedule features Buffalo, Miami, Arizona, St. Louis and an AFC West team. The 2009 road schedule includes New England, New York Jets, San Francisco, Seattle and an AFC North team.
Fred Taylor ranks second with 10,715 rushing yards and fifth with 2,285 carries.
Jaguars in the NFL record books
Fred Taylor is tied for third place with the most touchdowns by a rookie, as he had 17 in 1998. * Taylor is tied for third place with nine consecutive games with 100 or more yards rushing in 2000. *
Taylor owns the longest run in postseason history with his 90-yard touchdown run against Miami in the 1999 AFC divisional playoff game. * Former Jaguars running back James Stewart is one of only 15 players with five or more touchdowns in a game. Stewart had five rushing touchdowns on Oct. 12, 1997 against Philadelphia. *
Former Jaguars receiver Jimmy Smith is tied for second place with nine seasons of 1,000 or more receiving yards. Smith ranks 10th in career receptions (862) and 13th in career receiving yards (12,287). * Former Jaguars punter Bryan Barker ranks second with 878 consecutive punts with none blocked and ranks tied for second with the most punts inside the 20 in a single game with eight against Baltimore on Nov. 14, 1999. *
Barker ranks second in Monday Night Football history with an 83-yard punt on Oct. 11, 1999 against the New York Jets. * The Jaguars have played in only eight overtime games in their 13-year history and own a 5-3 record. Since 1974, 17 NFL overtime games have been decided by an interception return for a touchdown, including a 41-yard interception return by Rashean Mathis at Pittsburgh on Oct. 16, 2005. *
Maurice Jones-Drew is in third place for the most combined yards by a rookie with 2,250. * The Jaguars rank second in most points scored with 62 against Miami in 1999 AFC Divisional playoff game and the club's 41 points in the first half is tied for the most in a postseason game. *
Jimmy Smith is tied with Marvin Harrison for the most career touchdowns in the Pro Bowl with five. Smith and Harrison have each played in five games.