Most of the season seemed a never-ending culmination of a masterful five-year building plan. The Jaguars were talented, balanced and deep, and the roster featured a team-record seven Pro Bowl selections. The Jaguars not only led the NFL in total defense, the offense featured franchise all-time greats such as quarterback Mark Brunell, running back Fred Taylor, wide receivers Jimmy Smith and Keenan McCardell and tackles Leon Searcy and Tony Boselli.
The Jaguars dominated much of the NFL en route to a league-best record of 14-2 during the regular season. They also won a second consecutive AFC South title, and made a fourth consecutive trip to the postseason. The only blemishes on the schedule were a pair of losses to AFC South rival Tennessee, one at home in Week 2 and the other on the road after the Jaguars clinched the division.
The Jaguars peaked that season with a stunning 62-7 victory over Miami in an AFC Divisional Playoff, the second-largest margin of victory in NFL postseason history.
The season ended the following week with a 33-14 loss at home to the Tennessee Titans in the AFC Championship Game, but the 14-2 season remains the best record in franchise history and the symbolic peak moment in the early years of the franchise.