The Jaguars head to Seattle intent on putting a week of controversy in the rear-view mirror.
"All of that stuff with Cleveland is gone. To be a good team, you've got to win on the road," wide receiver Keenan McCardell said following the Jaguars' final full-scale practice in preparation for Sunday's game at the University of Washington's Husky Stadium.
You only need look at last season to know how important this game is. Last year, the Jaguars began a five-game losing streak with a week-four loss in Indianapolis; they slid from 2-1 to 2-6.
"We can't let that happen," McCardell said of this season, as the Jaguars take a 2-1 record and a share of the AFC Central Division lead into week four.
Coach Tom Coughlin has emphasized greater intensity to begin the game, which the Jaguars didn't have last Sunday against the Browns. Cleveland held a 13-0 lead at halftime.
"This is a week-long process. You can't wait until Sunday. The talent level in this league is so close. You have to have the other ingredients," Coughlin said.
In a roster move, the Jaguars cut offensive tackle Steve Zahursky and signed linebacker Joe Wesley, who had been on their roster during training camp.
This Sunday will mark the 100th game in Jaguars history. The team is 58-41 to this point in its history.