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Jags 20th: Blowout in Jacksonville


The Jaguars through 2014 played 20 seasons worth of football games. They never have been better than they were on January 15, 2000.

Then again, in terms of playoff games, few teams have been better than the Jaguars that day.

The Jaguars, entering the postseason with the NFL's best record and the No. 1 seed in the AFC, not only won their AFC Divisional Playoff game, they turned in one of the most dominant performances in NFL postseason history in a 62-7 victory over the Miami Dolphins at what was then known as Alltel Stadium.

The performance was complete, and it was dominant from the start.

Running back Fred Taylor, then in his second season, scored two touchdowns, including one on an NFL-postseason record 90-yard second-quarter run. Wide receiver Jimmy Smith caught one of Mark Brunell's two touchdown passes to open the scoring. Defensive end Tony Brackens scored on an early sack/strip/fumble recovery/touchdown.

The Jaguars led 24-0 after the first quarter. They led 41-7 at halftime. They had 520 yards offense to 131 yards for Miami, and the Jaguars led 38-0 before the Dolphins produced a first down.

The game set up the Jaguars' third meeting of the season with the Tennessee Titans the following week, a matchup won by the Titans, 33-14, in the AFC Championship Game.

It was a historical day all around. Jimmy Johnson retired as Dolphins head coach after the game and never coached again. Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino also never played again. For the Jaguars, the game marked perhaps the high-water mark to date in franchise history. They have won one playoff game since, and haven't won a divisional playoff game since the blowout victory over Miami.

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