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Jaguars 2010 Schedule Announced

The Jacksonville Jaguars' 2010 season is highlighted by a Monday Night game at home against the Tennessee Titans on ESPN on Monday, October 18. Opening at home against the Denver Broncos on September 12 on Kickoff Weekend, the Jaguars will play three of their first four games against 2009 playoff teams and three of the first four at home. Three of the club's six division games come in the final five weeks of the season, all on the road.

Fifteen of the Jaguars' 16 regular season games during the 2010 season will be played on Sundays, with 12 scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Eastern kickoffs and three late afternoon games. The 2010 schedule features four playoff teams from 2009 and five games against playoff teams – the Colts twice, as well as the Chargers, Eagles and Cowboys. The Jaguars will have 11 games against teams that finished .500 or better in 2009, and four against division winners. The Jaguars will play back-to-back road games and back-to-back home games twice.

The Jaguars open the regular season at home for the first time since 2007 and the ninth time in club history. The Jaguars and Broncos will play for the fifth time in the last six seasons but the first time in Jacksonville since 2005. The Jaguars have won four of the last five games.

The road portion of the Jaguars' schedule begins with a visit to San Diego on Sunday, September 19, the club's longest trip of the season. It marks only the fourth meeting in franchise history with the Chargers and the club's second regular season game in San Diego.

The Jaguars have back-to-back home games beginning Sunday, September 26 against Philadelphia followed by Super Bowl runner-up Indianapolis on Sunday, October 3. It marks the seventh time in the last eight seasons the Jaguars will face the Colts in the first month of the season.

The Jaguars visit Buffalo on Sunday, October 10, the fourth consecutive season the teams will meet, before returning home to play the Titans on Monday, October 18 at 8:30 p.m. For the ninth time in franchise history the club will host a Monday Night Football game and it's the fourth time in the last five seasons the Jaguars will play on Monday.

The Jaguars play back-to-back road games in weeks seven and eight as they visit Kansas City on Sunday, October 24 and Dallas on Sunday, October 31 before observing their bye week. The Jaguars play at Kansas City for the third time in the last five seasons. The open date following week eight on Sunday, November 7 is the team's latest in a season since 2004.

Following the bye week, the Jaguars have consecutive November home games against Houston on Sunday, November 14 and Cleveland on Sunday, November 21. The Jaguars are meeting the Browns for the third straight season and the second time in the last three years in Jacksonville.

The Jaguars hit the road for back-to-back games beginning Sunday, November 28 at the New York Giants in the New Meadowlands Stadium followed by a trip to Tennessee on Sunday, December 5. The Jaguars return home to battle the Oakland Raiders for the fifth time in franchise history on Sunday, December 12.

The Jaguars will meet Indianapolis in week 15 for the third straight season as they visit the Colts on Sunday, December 19. The Jaguars conclude the home portion of their schedule the day after Christmas on Sunday, December 26 by hosting Donovan McNabb and the Washington Redskins.

The Jaguars close out the 2010 regular season with a visit to Houston on Sunday, January 2. The teams have split the season series the last three seasons. It marks the fifth consecutive season and 10th time overall in club history the Jaguars have concluded the season on the road.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS 2010 SCHEDULE

PRESEASON

Friday, August 13 at Philadelphia Eagles 7:30 p.m. WTEV

Saturday, August 21 MIAMI DOLPHINS 7:30 p.m. WTEV

Saturday, August 28 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7:30 p.m. WTEV

Thursday, September 2 ATLANTA FALCONS 7:30 p.m. WTEV

REGULAR SEASON

Sunday, September 12 DENVER BRONCOS 1:00 p.m. CBS

Sunday, September 19 at San Diego Chargers 4:05 p.m. CBS

Sunday, September 26 PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 4:05 p.m. FOX

Sunday, October 3 INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 4:05 p.m. CBS

Sunday, October 10 at Buffalo Bills 1:00 p.m. CBS

Monday, October 18 TENNESSEE TITANS 8:30 p.m. ESPN

Sunday, October 24 at Kansas City Chiefs 1:00 p.m. CBS

Sunday, October 31 at Dallas Cowboys 1:00 p.m. CBS

Sunday, November 7 --- bye ---

Sunday, November 14 HOUSTON TEXANS 1:00 p.m. CBS

Sunday, November 21 CLEVELAND BROWNS 1:00 p.m. CBS

Sunday, November 28 at New York Giants 1:00 p.m. CBS

Sunday, December 5 at Tennessee Titans 1:00 p.m. CBS

Sunday, December 12 OAKLAND RAIDERS 1:00 p.m. CBS

Sunday, December 19 at Indianapolis Colts 1:00 p.m. CBS

Sunday, December 26 WASHINGTON REDSKINS 1:00 p.m. FOX

Sunday, January 2 at Houston Texans 1:00 p.m. CBS

HOME GAMES IN CAPS ALL TIMES ARE JACKSONVILLE TIME

JAGUARS 2010 TICKETS

SEASON TICKETS

Jaguars season ticket packages, which includes tickets to all ten 2010 home games, can be purchased three different ways:

  1. By visiting http://www.jaguars.com/tickets -- 24 hours a day
  1. By calling (904) 633-2000 or 1-877-4-JAGS-TIX (please press option 2) from 9AM-5PM,

Monday through Friday

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

9AM-5PM, Monday through Friday

Season tickets are available starting at $300.

GROUP TICKETS

Fans can order Group Tickets for ALL 2010 games now by calling (904) 633-2000 or 1-877-4-JAGS-TIX (please press option 2 and then select GROUP TICKETS, option 4). Special group ticket rates and non-profit fund raising opportunities are available to fans ordering 10 or more tickets to a game.

2010 SCHEDULE NOTES

PRESEASON SCHEDULE NOTES

The Jaguars open the preseason at Philadelphia on Friday, August 13 at 7:30 p.m. It marks the first-ever meeting for the teams in the preseason and they will meet again in the regular season in Jacksonville on Sunday, September 26. The preseason home opener is set for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 21 against Miami. It is the seventh consecutive time the teams will meet in the preseason and ninth time overall. The Jaguars will play their other in-state rival on Saturday, August 28 when they travel to Tampa Bay to play the Buccaneers at 7:30 p.m. The preseason concludes on Thursday, September 2 at home against Atlanta.

KICKOFF WEEKEND BEGINS AT HOME

The Jaguars will open the regular season at home for the first time since 2007 and the ninth time in club history. The Jaguars own a 9-6 mark (.600 winning percentage) in opening day games.

COMPETITIVE SCHEDULE

The Jaguars enter the 2010 season with the fifth-toughest schedule in the NFL based on their opponents' 2009 record (137-119, .535 pct.). The schedule features four playoff teams from a year ago and five games against playoff teams on the schedule – the Colts twice (Oct. 3, Dec. 19), as well as the Eagles (Sept. 26), Chargers (Sept. 19) and Cowboys (Oct. 31). The Jaguars will have 11 games against teams that finished .500 or better in 2009, and four against division winners.

TOUGH STRETCH TO END SEASON

Four of the Jaguars' last six games are on the road including division games at Tennessee on December 5 and at Indianapolis on December 19. The Jaguars will also play at the New York Giants (Nov. 28) and at Houston (Jan. 2) with home games against Oakland (Dec. 12) and Washington (Dec. 26) in between.

NON-CONFERENCE GAMES

The Jaguars will play one of their four non-conference games in each of the four quarters of the season. The Jaguars host Philadelphia on Sunday, September 26 and travel to Dallas on Sunday, October 31 before observing the bye week. The Jaguars visit the New York Giants on Sunday, November 28 before playing their final non-conference game on Sunday, December 26 against Washington in the home finale.

LATE DIVISION GAMES

The NFL placed an emphasis on scheduling divisional games late in the season and this was accomplished with the Jaguars schedule. Four of the club's final eight games are against AFC South opponents. The club's first three division games are at home with the last three on the road in the final five weeks of the season.

The Jaguars have only two division games in the first half of the season with home games against Indianapolis (Oct. 3) and Tennessee (Oct. 18) and host Houston in week 10 following the open date on Sunday, November 14. The Jaguars complete the divisional part of their schedule with road games at Tennessee on Sunday, November 5, Indianapolis on Sunday, December 19 and conclude the regular season on Sunday, January 2 at Houston.

PRIME TIME GAMES

The Jaguars will host a Monday Night Football game for the ninth time in franchise history when the Titans visit on October 18. It marks the fourth time in the last five seasons the Jaguars will play on Monday and 13th time overall. The Jaguars have played in 27 nationally televised prime time games in the previous 15 seasons, at least one each season, with a record of 13-14 including a 4-6 mark under head coach Jack Del Rio. The Jaguars are 11-9 in nationally televised prime time games at home.

A YEAR OF NEW STADIUMS

The 2010 season will see the Jaguars play in two of the NFL's newest stadiums plus a stadium that has undergone extensive renovations. The Jaguars will play at Cowboys Stadium on Sunday, October 31, home of next year's Super Bowl. It marks the club's first visit to Dallas for a regular season game since 2002.

Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City has had a makeover since the Jaguars' last visit in 2006 and the Jaguars will visit the Chiefs on Sunday, October 24. The Jaguars visit the New York Giants on Sunday, November 28 and newly built New Meadowlands Stadium. The Jaguars finished 3-4 in the old Giants Stadium including a 24-22 win over the New York Jets last season.

Following the 2010 season, the only current stadium the Jaguars have yet to play in is University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona. The Jaguars played their first game at Qwest Field in Seattle last season.

NFC EAST COMES CALLING

The Jaguars will face all four NFC East teams in 2010 for the fourth time in franchise history. There were six teams in the AFC Central from 1999-2001 so the Jaguars did not play Philadelphia in 2000.

The Jaguars own an 8-7 all-time mark against teams from the NFC East including wins in the last two games. The club last faced the NFC East in 2006 and finished 3-1 with wins over Dallas, Philadelphia and the New York Giants. The Redskins edged the Jaguars 36-30 in overtime at FedEx Field.

Home field has been an advantage for the Jaguars in the interconference games against NFC East as the club owns a 6-1 home record including four straight wins. Philadelphia (Sept. 26) and Washington (Dec. 26) both visit Jacksonville.

4:05 KICKOFF

The Jaguars have three games that will kick off at 4:05 p.m. Eastern and they come in consecutive weeks. The Jaguars play their first road game on Sunday, September 19 at San Diego followed by back-to-back home games beginning at 4:05 against Philadelphia (Sept. 26) and Indianapolis (Oct. 3).

HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE

The Jaguars will play three of their first four games at home. The Jaguars own a 34-22 (.607 pct.) home mark under head coach Jack Del Rio, the 12th-best home record in the NFL since 2003. The club has posted a .500 record or above in six of the seven previous seasons under Del Rio including three 6-2 marks.

The Jaguars have posted six-plus home wins in seven of the previous 15 seasons and rank tied for 12th in the NFL with a 74-46 (.617 pct.) record since 1995 at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium.

GRASS VS. TURF IN 2010

The Jaguars will play 16 of their 20 games including the preseason on grass. The only games to be played on artificial turf will be at Buffalo (Oct. 10), Dallas (Oct. 31), the New Meadowlands Stadium (Nov. 28), and at Indianapolis (Dec. 19).

NO DOMED STADIUMS IN 2010

Of the Jaguars' eight regular season road games, three will be played in stadiums with retractable roofs (Indianapolis, Houston, Dallas). This marks the second consecutive year and only the third time in franchise history (1997, 2009) the club will not play in a domed stadium.

FAMILIAR OPPONENTS

The Jaguars face two non-division foes for the third consecutive season in Buffalo and Cleveland. The Jaguars and Bills will meet for the fourth consecutive season on October 10 and sixth time in the last seven seasons. The Jaguars host Cleveland on November 21 after concluding the 2009 season on the road at the Browns.

In addition, the Jaguars host Denver on Kickoff Weekend on September 12, the fifth time in the last seven seasons the teams will meet. The Jaguars own a 3-1 mark in that stretch. The Jaguars travel to Kansas City on Sunday, October 24, their fourth meeting against the Chiefs in the last seven seasons.

WEST COAST

The Jaguars will play at San Diego in week two on Sunday, September 19, their only game on the west coast in 2010. The Jaguars had two games on the west coast in 2009 with trips to Seattle and at San Francisco. It marks the Jaguars' second trip to San Diego in franchise history (2004) and fourth game overall against the Chargers.

ON THE ROAD

The Jaguars will travel 8,342 miles to their eight regular season road games. The longest trip is San Diego (2,343) followed by Kansas City (1,149) and Buffalo (1,042).

CLASH OF THE TITANS

The Jaguars will play their 32nd and 33rd games against the Tennessee Titans (including playoffs) at home on October 18 and on the road December 5, the most against any NFL team. The Titans own a 17-13 edge in the series. The teams have split the season series in three of the last four seasons including 2009.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK

The Jaguars visit the New York Giants on Sunday, November 28. The Jaguars have played (including playoffs) at the stadium of a New York based team in 12 of their previous 15 seasons (2001, 2007, 2008). The Jaguars own a 2-2 mark against the Giants in four games.

SEPTEMBER HEAT

Three of the club's first four games are at home with Denver (Sept. 12, 1:00 p.m.), Philadelphia (Sept. 26, 4:05 p.m.) and Indianapolis (Oct. 3, 4:05 p.m.). The Jaguars are eighth in the NFL from 2004-08 with a 12-7 mark in the opening month of the season. The Jaguars have wins in nine of their last 13 September games under head coach Jack Del Rio. In addition, the Jaguars are tied for 10th in the NFL the last 10 years (2000-09) in September with an 18-15 mark (.545).

FLORIDA SUNSHINE

The Jaguars have played 34 games in 15 seasons with temperatures at 81 degrees or higher, the fourth-most in the NFL, and they have taken advantage of the climate.

The Jaguars go through training camp each summer with high temperatures, and practicing in the intense heat has paid off when the games count. The Jaguars are third in the NFL with a .706 winning percentage in games played with temperatures at 81 degrees or above in the last 15 seasons including a 9-7 mark the last seven seasons.

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