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2011 schedule features three prime time games; open season at home vs. Tennessee

The Jacksonville Jaguars' 2011 season is highlighted by three nationally televised games including two Monday night games at EverBank Field against Baltimore on October 24 and San Diego on December 5.  The Jaguars visit Atlanta on December 15 for a Thursday night game televised on NFL Network.

AFC South rival Tennessee visits Jacksonville on Kickoff Weekend, Sept. 11.  Four of the club's six division games come in the second half of the season, including the final game on January 1 against Indianapolis. 

  Twelve of the Jaguars' 16 regular season games will be played on Sundays , with all scheduled for  1:00 p.m.  Eastern kickoffs.  The 2011 schedule features six playoff teams from a year ago and seven games against playoff teams. The Jaguars will have 11 games against teams that finished .500 or better in 2010 including four against division winners. 

The Jaguars will host two Monday Night games for only the third time in franchise history (1998, 2006) and the three nationally televised games are tied for the third-most in team history (1999, 2000).

"We're very pleased with the schedule we received, and we're excited about the 2011 season," Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver said. "With two Monday night games at home against the Ravens and Chargers, and three straight home games in November and December, this is one of the best home schedules we've had in a long time. And opening at home and closing at home in EverBank Field, both against division rivals, will be a great way to begin and end the regular season. I hope our fans will get as excited about the schedule as I am."

The Jaguars open the regular season at home for the second consecutive season and the 10th time in club history.  The Jaguars and Titans have split the season series four of the last five years including the last two seasons. It marks the third time in the last five seasons the teams have opened the season against each other. 

  Following the opener, the Jaguars play back-to-back road games beginning at the New York Jets on Sunday, September 18, the club's longest trip of the regular season.  The Jaguars have won their last two road games against the Jets. The Jaguars visit Carolina on Sunday, September 25 for their first game in Charlotte since 2003 and only the third time overall. 

  The Jaguars return to EverBank Field for a two-game homestand beginning on Sunday, October 2 against New Orleans followed by Cincinnati on Sunday, October 9.   The Jaguars won their only two previous home games against the Saints (1999, 2003) and are winners of four of the last five overall against the Bengals. 

  The Jaguars begin a stretch of back-to-back games against 2010 playoff teams on Sunday, October 16 as they visit Heinz Field to battle Pittsburgh.  The Jaguars have won four of the last five games against the Steelers including a 31-29 playoff victory on January 5, 2008.  The Jaguars play host to the Ravens on Monday, October 24 at 8:30 p.m.  It marks the 10thtime in franchise history the club will host a Monday Night Football game and it's the fifth time in the last six seasons the Jaguars will play on Monday. 

  The Jaguars return to division play on Sunday, October 30 as they travel to Houston before observing their bye week.  The Jaguars' open date on Sunday, November 6 marks the second straight season it falls in the middle of the season. 

  Following the bye week, the Jaguars play consecutive road games beginning at Indianapolis on Sunday, November 13.  It marks the latest in a season the two teams will square off in the first of their two meetings.  The Jaguars visit Cleveland on Sunday, November 20.  The Jaguars are meeting the Browns for the fourth straight season and the second time in the last three years in Cleveland.

The Jaguars play the first of three straight home games when they host Houston on Sunday, November 27. They have won four straight against the Texans including a 31-24 win in 2010. Facing an unusual month, the Jaguars will play their four December games on a Monday, a Sunday, a Thursday and a Saturday.

The Jaguars play their second Monday night game of the season on December 4 when they host AFC West foe San Diego.  The Jaguars are 2-0 against the Chargers at home with wins in 2003 and 2007.  Tampa Bay visits EverBank Field on Sunday, December 11.

  The Jaguars visit Atlanta on Thursday, December 15 in a game nationally televised on NFL Network.  It is the second time in the last three seasons the Jaguars will play on NFL Network, and the first Thursday regular season road game in franchise history. 

  Back-to-back division games round out the regular season schedule.  The Jaguars conclude the road portion of their schedule on Saturday, December 24 at Tennessee, the fourth game in team history on Christmas Eve.  The Jaguars close out the 2011 regular season schedule by hosting Peyton Manning and the Colts on New Year's Day, Sunday, January 1.  The Jaguars will finish the regular season at home for the first time since 2005 and only the sixth time overall.     

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS 2011 SCHEDULE

PRESEASON

Thursday, August 11  at New England Patriots  7:30 pm CBS 47

Friday, August 19 ATLANTA FALCONS    8:00 pm FOX

Saturday, August 27   at Buffalo Bills 7:00 pm CBS 47

Thursday, September 1   ST. LOUIS RAMS   7:30 pm CBS 47

REGULAR SEASON

Sunday, September 11    TENNESSEE TITANS    1:00 pm CBS

Sunday, September 18    at New York Jets  1:00 pm CBS

Sunday, September 25    at Carolina Panthers  1:00 pm CBS

Sunday, October 2 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS    1:00 pm FOX

Sunday, October 9 CINCINNATI BENGALS     1:00 pm CBS

Sunday, October 16   at Pittsburgh Steelers 1:00 pm CBS

Monday, October 24 BALTIMORE RAVENS 8:30 pm ESPN

Sunday, October 30   at Houston Texans     1:00 pm CBS

Sunday, November 6   --- bye ---

Sunday, November 13     at Indianapolis Colts   1:00 pm CBS

Sunday, November 20     at Cleveland Browns  1:00 pm CBS

Sunday, November 27     HOUSTON TEXANS     1:00 pm CBS

Monday, December 5 SAN DIEGO CHARGERS    8:30 pm ESPN

Sunday, December 11 TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS    1:00 pm FOX

Thursday, December 15  at Atlanta Falcons 8:20 pm NFL Network

Saturday, December 24   at Tennessee Titans   1:00 pm CBS

Sunday, January 1 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 1:00 pm CBS

HOME GAMES IN CAPS ALL TIMES ARE JACKSONVILLE TIME

JAGUARS 2011 TICKETS

 SEASON TICKETS

Jaguars season ticket packages, which includes tickets to all ten 2011 home games, can be purchased three different ways:

1.     By visiting http://www.jaguars.com/tickets-- 24 hours a day

2.     By calling (904) 633-2000 or 1-877-4-JAGS-TIX (please press option 2) from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.,

Monday through Friday

3.     By coming to the Jaguars Ticket Office, located next to the West Touchdown Club, from

9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday

    Season tickets are available starting at $410.

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