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December 16, 1999 JAGUARS COULD BECOME WINNINGEST PROFESSIONAL

VICTORY OVER CLEVELAND WOULD PUT JAGUARS AHEAD OF LAKERS WITH .615 PERCENTAGE

With a victory over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, the Jacksonville Jaguars would have the highest winning percentage of all of the current teams in the four major professional sports.

The Jaguars currently have a lifetime record of 47-30 for a .610 winning percentage, and a win over the Browns would give them a mark of of 48-30 and a winning percentage of .615, higher than that of the Los Angeles Lakers, who have a .612 winning percentage.

Here's how the Jaguars compare to the winningest teams in basketball, baseball and hockey:

(Regular-season games only, through games of December 15)

RK. TEAM SPORT WINS LOSSES TIES PCT

  1. Los Angeles Lakers Basketball 2,458 1,556 0 .612
  1. Jacksonville Jaguars Football 47 30 0 .610
  1. Montreal Canadiens Hockey 2,690 1,682 795 .598
  1. New York Yankees Baseball 8,610 6,643 0 .561

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