THIS WEEK: The Jacksonville Jaguars head into their bye week on the heels of an overtime road victory over the Dallas Cowboys, ending a five-game losing streak. The Jaguars are 3-6 and in fourth place in the AFC Central Division with a week off before they begin their final seven games of the season, hoping for another late-season run to the playoffs.
The Jaguars are tied for their worst record ever after nine games with the 1995 and '96 Jacksonville teams. But the win over the Cowboys was reminiscent of an overtime victory at Baltimore in 1996 that was the start of a five-game winning streak that propelled the team into the playoffs for the first time.
"A victory is a great way to go into a bye week," said Jaguars head coach Tom Coughlin. "To not have to deal with the negativity for two weeks will be great. It's great for our players. We're going to get some guys back now (from injuries). It's a nice way for us to regroup. Nobody expected us to be sitting here 3-6. We are. It's reality. We'll deal with it, but this is a nice way to go into a bye week, for sure."
The 23-17 win over Dallas on Sunday at Texas Stadium ended the Jaguars' longest losing streak in five years. It was the team's finest performance of the year. They had no turnovers and allowed no sacks in winning for the first time since the third week of the season.
The Jaguars will play again on November 12 when they host the Seattle Seahawks at ALLTEL Stadium. The team still has hopes of making a run at the playoffs - just like 1996 - and the schedule is somewhat favorable, with the seven opponents having a combined record of 25-32. The schedule includes two first-place teams in Tennessee (6-1 going into Monday night) and the New York Giants (6-2), as well as the surprising Pittsburgh Steelers (5-3). But the other four games are against teams that are either 2-6 (Cincinnati and Arizona) or 2-7 (Seattle and Cleveland).
In the last four seasons, the Jaguars have the second-best record in the NFL. Their 39-18 record in that time is two-and-a-half games behind Minnesota (41-15). Jacksonville also has the second-best home record in the last four years (29-7, tied with Denver and just one game behind Green Bay) and their road record since 1996 of 19-12 is just half a game behind that of Minnesota (19-11).
INJURY UPDATE: There were no major injuries suffered in the Dallas game. Five players missed the game with injuries but could be back by November 12: DT Gary Walker (knee), WR Jimmy Smith (hamstring), LB Lonnie Marts (groin), DE Renaldo Wynn (knee), DE Joel Smeenge (calf). Also, OT Leon Searcy, who missed the first nine games with a quadriceps injury suffered early in training camp, is expected back in late November. The status of all players will be updated next week.
NEXT GAME: The Jaguars' next game will be at 1:00 p.m. EST Sunday, November 12, when they host the Seattle Seahawks at ALLTEL Stadium. The Jaguars are 1-1 vs. the Seahawks, having lost 47-30 in 1995 and winning 20-13 in 1996. The Seahawks are 2-7 so far this season and host the San Diego Chargers (0-8) on Sunday.
THE COACH: Jacksonville head coach Tom Coughlin (52-37 in regular season, 4-4 in postseason) has led the Jaguars to two consecutive AFC Central Division championships and two appearances in the AFC Championship game. The Jaguars have made the playoffs each of the last four seasons - a first for an NFL expansion team and one of only two teams in the NFL to do so (along with Minnesota). In 1999, the Jaguars had the best record in the NFL (14-2), advancing to the conference championship game before losing to Tennessee. In 1998, Coughlin guided them to their first AFC Central Division championship with an 11-5 record. They defeated the New England Patriots in a Wild-Card game before losing to the New York Jets in the Divisional playoffs. In 1997, the Jaguars were 11-5 and finished second in the AFC Central, and they were defeated by Denver in the Wild-Card playoffs. In their second season in 1996, the Jaguars advanced all the way to the AFC Championship game, finishing the regular season in second place in the division with a 9-7 record. In the playoffs, the Jaguars upset the Bills and Broncos on the road before losing at New England. In 1995, the Jaguars finished with four victories in their inaugural season. Coughlin became head coach of the Jaguars on February 21, 1994 following three successful seasons as head coach at Boston College. He compiled a record of 21-13-1 from 1991 to '93 at Boston College, and had two appearances in bowl games and a ranking of 13th in the final AP poll of 1993. A veteran of 30 years of coaching, he was previously an NFL assistant coach with the New York Giants (wide receivers, 1988-90), Green Bay Packers (wide receivers and passing game coordinator 1986-87) and Philadelphia Eagles (wide receivers, 1984-85).
LAST WEEK: The Jaguars ended a five-game losing streak with a 23-17 overtime victory over the Dallas Cowboys at Texas Stadium. Alvis Whitted scored on a 37-yard pass from Mark Brunell on the first series of overtime for his second touchdown of the game, as the Jaguars ended their longest losing streak in five years and entered their bye week with a win. The Jaguars did not not turn the ball over and were not sacked for the first time all season. Brunell threw for three touchdowns and tied a team record for passing accuracy, as he completed 20 of 24 passes. Tight end Kyle Brady caught 10 of those passes for 134 yards, both career highs, as he eclipsed the 100-yard mark for the second straight week. Fred Taylor had his third consecutive 100-yard rushing game, setting another team mark, as he gained 107 yards on a season-high 31 carries (the second most in team history and one behind his career high). The Jaguars jumped out to a 17-7 halftime lead but then struggled again in the second half, scoring no points until overtime. Meanwhile, the Cowboys rallied for 10 points in the second half, scoring the tying touchdown with 1:07 to play. Dallas opened the scoring on its initial possession, marching 64 yards. The Jaguars struck back with 17 points in the second period, their most points in a quarter since Week 2, and 10 of them off Dallas turnovers. Mike Hollis kicked a 42-yard field goal, Brunell connected with Brady on a three-yard TD pass, and, with 13 seconds left before halftime, Brunell found Whitted alone on a fade in the end zone.
NOTES FROM THE COWBOYS GAME: The Jaguars have won five of their past six vs. NFC teams and are 12-10 in six seasons vs. the NFC. … The Jaguars are 2-3 on the road this year, ending a three game losing streak away from home. … The Jaguars gained 392 yards, their most since Week 2, and they allowed 325, their second fewest against them in the last six games. Jacksonville had 18 first downs to Dallas' 22, and they converted 7 of 15 third downs (47%) to Dallas 5 of 9 (56%), but the Jaguars controlled the clock with 33:36 time of possession, their most since the season opener. … The Jaguars did not allow any sacks for the third time in franchise history. However, they still have given up an NFL-whigh 38 for the season, (they yielded 36 in all of 1999). The Jaguars made two sacks. CB Aaron Beasley got his fifth of the season, and DE Paul Spicer became the first defensive lineman since Week 3 to notch one (in only his second NFL game). … Going into the game, the Jaguars had a league-high 21 turnovers, but they did not give up the ball for the first time since the season opener. … The Jaguars' 161 rushing yards was a season high. … RB Fred Taylor's 31 carries was one shy of his team-record of 32 on 12/6/98 vs. Detroit. His 100-yard game broke the team record of two straight he had set three times and James Stewart accomplished once. … Mark Brunell completed 20 of 24 passes for 231 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. His 83.3 percent accuracy tied the team record held by Rob Johnson on 8/31/97 at Baltimore, and his 146.4 passer rating was a career best. … Kyle Brady led the team with 10 catches for 134 yards, breaking his previous single-game highs of 8-111 set a week earlier. He now has 41 catches for 478 yards (11.7-yard average) for the season, setting new personal career highs (previous: 32 catches for 346, 10.8 average in 1999). He becomes the first Jaguars tight end to hit the 100-yard mark twice. … Alvis Whitted's two TD receptions were his first ever in the regular season (he had a TD catch in a 1999 playoff game and a TD on a kickoff return in '99). … The TD passes to Brady and Whitted were the first time Brunell had connected with either player on a scoring pass in the regular season. Brady's only TD as a Jaguar was thrown by Jay Fiedler (he did catch a TD pass from Brunell in last season's AFC Championship game). … Jimmy Smith was inactive because of a hamstring injury, snapping his streak of having played in every Jaguars game. P Bryan Barker is now the only Jaguar to have appeared in all 97 games (89 plus eight in the postseason). Smith's team-record streak of 80 consecutive games with at least one reception is still intact and remains the seventh longest among active players. … WLB Hardy Nickerson led the team with 16 tackles (5 solo), followed by MLB T.J. Slaughter with 13 tackles (3 solo) and SLB Kevin Hardy with 11 (5 solo). It marked the first game ever that three Jaguars had double-digit tackles. … Donovin Darius had the game's only interception, his first of the season and fifth of his career. Spicer forced a fumble on his sack that was recovered by Tony Brackens, his 14th career takeaway, breaking the team record he shared with Aaron Beasley. Fernando Bryant also recovered a fumble, his first of the season and fourth of his career. … Bryan Barker punted five times for a 43.6-yard average, with a long of 49, three inside the 20 and no touchbacks. He had two kicks returned for 23 yards. … Mike Hollis was 1 for 2 on field goals. He extended his streak to 13 straight (third longest in team history) with a 42-yarder in the second period, then had a 49-yard attempt blocked in the fourth quarter (his first blocked kick since 11/7/99 at Atlanta). Every player who dressed played except QB Jamie Martin, OT Mark Baniewicz, DE Michael Mason and TE Ryan Neufeld. Friday's inactives were: OT Leon Searcy, OT Reggie Nelson, DE Renaldo Wynn and DE Joel Smeenge; Sunday inactives were: LB Lonnie Marts, DT Gary Walker, WR Jimmy Smith and QB Jonathan Quinn (third QB). … Jaguars captains were OT Tony Boselli, LB Hardy Nickerson and DT Seth Payne.
FROM COACH TOM COUGHLIN ON THE COWBOYS GAME: "No sacks. No interceptions. It wasn't a pretty second half. But that was an outstanding win for our players. It was a tremendous display of courage in winning like we did today. What we did was come into a game that nobody gave us a chance, with all kinds of people out of the game, and we won the game. Without a doubt, it was one of the finest displays of courage I've ever been around in terms of a football team. We didn't beat ourselves. We did not turn the ball over. We gave up no sacks. We had an extremely high percentage in the passing game. We got Fred (Taylor) going and we stuck with him. Our defense hung tough. They were on the field almost the whole second half, and they still hung tough and got us out of some problems."
(on starting Alvis Whitted and the game-ending play) "I felt Alvis had the best week of practice, and he deserved to start. I did not want to play rotation again, not knowing whether Jimmy Smith would play or not. People played in their own positions. For Alvis Whitted, his confidence has to be outstanding. When you throw that ball you're thinking maybe that's a first down so that you can inch into field-goal range. But he takes it and goes down the sideline. That was just a great play."
(on whether the victory is the type that turns around a season) "I think so. I think it also has an indication of how we need to play in order to be firing in all phases and complement one another - that's the formula."
(on Kyle Brady) "He was outstanding. He was a big part of the game, no doubt. Two weeks in a row, he has been a big part of the game. He came up with big plays. He'll remain that way."
(on the importance of the win going into the bye week) "A victory is a great way to go into a bye week. To not have to deal with the negativity for two weeks will be great. I'm looking forward to that myself. It's great for our players. We're going to get some guys back now (from injuries). It's a nice way for us to regroup. Nobody expected us to be sitting here 3-6. We are. It's reality. We'll deal with it, but this is a nice way to go into a bye week, for sure."
(on preventing turnovers) "It was really nice to be the recipient, to be on this end of the turnovers for a change. But I think it also points out that you have to earn it. Our play hasn't been quite as tight or as disciplined as I would have liked it. It was good today. Let's hope we can stay that way."
(on Mark Brunell's performance) "Mark was solid, real solid. He controlled the game. He handled the game from the pocket and did an outstanding job of understanding what we wanted to do. He took some shots but kept us very much in a controlled managed way because the theme was try to run the ball."
FROM QB MARK BRUNELL: "It's good to smile again. We needed a win so bad. We have been saying all along that we just needed one to turn things around. This is something that we can build upon. The lockerroom has been fun and hasn't been that much fun in a long time.
(on being one of the team's biggest wins) "I think it's up there. I think time will only tell how big this is. This may be a turning point for us looking back, but it's very early and that is what we are hoping for."
(on the importance of a win going into the bye week) "It's a good feeling about ourselves. We needed that for the bye week to have that taste in our mouths. This will be a good bye week and will be very productive for our team."
(on Kyle Brady) "Kyle Brady had a great day today. He has had two great football games in a row. They played a lot of cover-two and he was open over the middle for his catches. He is a big target and is easy to throw to. He is very smart and always does the right thing. I am very pleased that Kyle is producing in this part of the season."
(on his performance) "It was a good day. Guys were open and there was protection and no sacks. When you have time, you can run the ball and you don't get predictable. It takes a lot of pressure of the quarterback when you are in that situation. You have to be accurate, efficient and smart with the throws you make. You have to put it on the guys, and they were open."
FROM OT TONY BOSELLI: "It was a good win. We never want to get into that habit of losing again. It was huge for us to come out tonight and be physical, and I think we were. We protected Mark and it was an all-around team effort. We haven't smiled in five weeks. We haven't smiled in practice or coming into games because we were so depressed. We were down because we were giving games away. That's what we didn't do today. We didn't turn the ball over, didn't give up any sacks and we ran the ball. We played the way we knew we had to."
(on the running game) "The offensive line has been really tested this year. We have been in some tough situations and tonight we wanted to come out and be physical. I think Fred Taylor is the key. He is running like he is healthy again. It gives us such energy when we see him break a tackle and makes us want to work harder. We complement each other."
FROM WR ALVIS WHITTED: "I have always thought we could turn this thing around as well as a lot of players. It was a lot about just executing and doing the things we know how to do."
(on the winning TD catch) "It's a humbling experience. We came out for the test and fought to the bitter end. It just goes to show you the character of what this team is about. We are the same team that won all of those games last year, and we showed it today. It's our never-die attitude. It was a route we run over and over in practice. Everybody executed, the offensive line and the wide receivers. It just came together. I just wanted to make a play and pattern myself after Jimmy (Smith), because that is his best route. I am just thankful for the opportunity and thankful that we didn't have anymore injuries in this game. We have a good taste in our mouths right now and hope we can continue this momentum."
FROM TE KYLE BRADY: (on having back-to-back 100-yard receiving games) "After getting the 100-yard game last week, I wondered when would be the next time I would get one. It feels good. The middle was open, and Mark made some great throws. We knew they played a lot of cover-two and their safeties stayed pretty wide outside the hashmarks. It was as wide open as I had seen in a while. So we had to use it while we could."
(on winning going into the bye week) "You definitely want to use this as a momentum builder, but we have so many guys banged up that you take some time to let guys recover a bit. I think it is a morale booster, and it helps if we can keep on winning. It gives us an upbeat feeling going into the bye week. It's been a long stretch without a celebration after a game. We were getting a little bit worried in the fourth quarter, but the team showed a lot of courage and it sure felt good."
(on no turnovers) "That is one thing we talked about the whole way. You just can't win games that way. It wasn't characteristic of us in previous years, so we just wanted to take care of the ball the best we could. Obviously, it helps us win games."
MILLER LITE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: The Jaguars' nominee for the Miller Lite Player of the Week Award is WR Alvis Whitted, who scored two touchdowns, including a game-winning 37-yarder in overtime to defeat the Dallas Cowboys 23-17 at Texas Stadium. In the game, Whitted caught three passes for 55 yards, and the two scores were the first TD receptions of his career in the regular season. He had a three-yard TD catch in the second quarter.
WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES ... OR FIVE YEARS: Here's how the 2000 Jaguars compare statistically to 1999 and their inaugural season of 1995 through the first nine games of each season:
Category 2000 1999 1995
Record 3-6 8-1 3-6
Points scored 165 216 138
Points allowed 207 79 186
Sacks 15 39 8
Sacks allowed 38 18 38
Turnovers 21 7 14
Takeaways 18 21 14
Rushing yards 917 1,182 970
SMITH IS NFL'S LEADING RECEIVER SINCE 1996 ... Since the start of the 1996 season, Jaguars WR Jimmy Smith has the most receptions in the NFL and teammate Keenan McCardell ranks fourth (Smith missed the last game and most of the previous two games). The two receivers are close friends, with McCardell nicknamed "Thunder" and Smith called "Lightning." Smith was the NFL leader last year with 116 receptions - the sixth most in a season in NFL history - and he easily broke the team record of 85 set in 1996 and '97 by McCardell. McCardell has a total of 452 career receptions, while Smith has 430.
... AND SMITH LEADS ALL RECEIVERS IN YARDAGE: Over the last four-plus seasons, Jaguars WR Jimmy Smith has amassed more receiving yardage than any receiver in the NFL, and teammate Keenan McCardell is sixth.
HOLLIS IS NFL'S SECOND-MOST ACCURATE FIELD GOAL KICKER EVER: Jaguars PK Mike Hollis is the second-most-accurate field goal kicker in NFL history in the regular season (he is also the second-most accurate in the postseason). This season, Hollis has been successful on 13 of his 14 attempts, giving him an accuracy mark of 82.49 and falling behind Miami's Olindo Mare. Hollis' last attempt, a 49-yarder, was blocked by Dallas; had he made the kick, he would have remained No. 1.
BRADY CATCHING A BUNCH: In the last two games, Jaguars TE Kyle Brady has set career highs for both receptions and receiving yards, and he now shares the lead among all tight end sin the NFL. On October 22 vs. Washington, Brady caught eight passes for 111 yards, and last week at Dallas, he caught 10 passes for 134 yards and his first TD of the season. That gives him 18 receptions for 245 yards in the last two games.
For the season, Brady has caught 41 passes for 478 yards, also setting single-season personal highs. His previous career bests were set in 1999, when he caught 32 passes for 346 yards. SEVEN IS HEAVEN FOR JAGUARS: The Jaguars had five selections in the seventh round of the 2000 college draft (four on compensatory picks), and all five players are on the team's 53-man roster. In fact, only six of 15 players chosen leaguewide on compensatory picks in the seventh round are still in the NFL, and four of those six players are Jaguars.
Only eight of the last 19 players drafted this year made opening day rosters, five of them Jaguars. In all, the Jaguars had 11 draft choices in 2000, and all 11 are still with the team - nine on the 53-man roster, one on injured reserve (OT Joe Chustz) and one on the practice squad (WR Emanuel Smith).
Brunell's TOUCHDOWN TARGETS: Mark Brunell has thrown 97 TD passes in six seasons in Jacksonville. Here are the 17 players who have caught them: Jimmy Smith (29), Keenan McCardell (18), Damon Jones (10), Willie Jackson (10), Pete Mitchell (7), James Stewart (5), Ernest Givins (3), Cedric Tillman (3), Fred Taylor (2), Andre Rison (2), Alvis Whitted (2), Derek Brown (1), Ty Hallock (1), Desmond Howard (1), Natrone Means (1), R. Jay Soward (1) and Kyle Brady (1).
BRUNELL ON CENTRAL TIME: Jaguars QB Mark Brunell has the NFL's best division record as a starter among active quarterbacks. Since joining the Jaguars in 1995, Brunell has compiled a 27-13 (.675 record as a starter against the AFC Central.
JAGUARS AMONG THE LEAGUE LEADERS: After nine games, the Jaguars are 10th in the NFL in total offense (21st rushing, 10th passing), and they are 19th in defense (19th rushing and 21st passing). … The Jaguars have scored 165 points, an average of 18.3 per game. … The Jaguars' offense is third in the AFC and fifth in the NFL with 174 first downs. The Jaguars are third in the AFC and seventh in the NFL in third down percentage (56 of 136, 41.2 percent), and the defense is tied for third in the AFC and tied for fourth in the NFL in opponent's third-down conversions (35 of 110, 31.8 percent). … The Jaguars are minus-three on the turnover table. … The Jaguars rank 14th in the AFC and 28th in the NFL with a 33.3 percent rate on scoring touchdowns inside the red zone (9 of 27). … Despite missing four games with a back injury, PK Mike Hollis is ninth among AFC kickers in scoring with 49 points. … WR Jimmy Smith's six touchdowns are tied for eighth in the AFC. … QB Mark Brunell is eighth in the AFC in passing with a 79.6 rating. His 2,094 passing yards is second in the AFC and fourth in the NFL, and his 305 attempts is the second most. … WR Keenan McCardell leads the NFL with 60 receptions, and Jimmy Smith is sixth with 49 despite missing the last game and most of the previous two. … McCardell is fifth in the AFC and 10th in the NFL with 666 receiving yards, and Smith has 657 receiving yards, seventh in the AFC and 12th in the NFL. Kyle Brady has 41 receptions, tied for eighth in the AFC and tied for first among NFL tight ends. His 478 yards is 11th in the AFC. … Despite missing three full games, Fred Taylor is 11th in the AFC with 478 rushing yards. … Bryan Barker is eighth in the AFC with a 43.5 gross punting average and he is eighth with a 36.6 net average. However, only four punters have more inside-the-20 kicks than Barker, who has 14 on his 43 punts after missing two games. … R.J. Soward is ninth in the AFC with a 7.8-yard average on punt returns … Shyrone Stith is fourth in the AFC with a 25.9-yard average on kickoff returns. … CB Aaron Beasley is tied for 10th in the AFC with 5.0 sacks, the most of any AFC defensive back.
2000 STATS AND SUCH: Mark Brunell is 47-30 as a starter in regular-season games, 51-34 overall. He has won more games under head coach Tom Coughlin than any current NFL quarterback under his head coach. … PK Mike Hollis has scored in 70 consecutive regular-season games in which he has played (and all eight in the playoffs). He has 625 points in his six years with the Jaguars. … Of the Jaguars' 204 completed passes, 129 have been to wide receivers, 33 to running backs and 42 to tight ends. … The Jaguars are 2 for 6 on fourth-down conversions this season; their opponents are 2 for 4. … A total of nine players (five on offense and four on defense) have started all nine games this year: WR Keenan McCardell, OT Tony Boselli, Gs Brad Meester and Brenden Stai, QB Mark Brunell, DE Tony Brackens, LB Kevin Hardy, and DBs Aaron Beasley and Donovin Darius. … The offense has used seven different starting lineup combinations in nine games, and the defense has had a different starting lineup in eight of the nine games. … The Jaguars have 12 plays of 30 or more yards so far this season. They had 23 plays of 30-plus yards in 1999, 29 in 1998, 22 in 1997, 26 in 1996 and 12 in 1995. … Jaguars opponents have begun 27 possessions inside their own 20 and they have scored on five of those drives (3 TDs, 2 FGs). The Jaguars have begun 22 possessions inside their own 20 and scored on five of them (3 TDs, 2 FGs). On 27 drives inside the opponent's 20, the Jaguars have scored 9 TDs and 10 FGs. Their touchdown percentage of 33.3 inside the red zone is the fourth worst in the NFL. Their opponents have 25 trips inside the red zone and have scored on all of them, with 17 TDs and 8 FGs. … The Jaguars used turnovers to score 32 points, while their opponents scored 61 points off turnovers. … In six seasons, the Jaguars are 12 for 18 on two-point conversions (0 for 0 this year), while their opponents are 4 for 17 (1 for 1 this year). … In six seasons, the Jaguars have a .500 or better record in every month except October. They are 1-0 in August, 12-11 in September, 12-13 in October, 14-6 in November, 12-7 in December and 1-0 in January. … This season, the Jaguars have outscored their opponents in the first quarter (39-38) and have been outscored in the second (63-65), third (13-47) and fourth quarters (44-57).
The average age of the 53-man roster as of October 30 is 26.51 years old. There were 26 players 25 or younger, 16 players between 26 and 29 years old, and 11 players 30 or older. The youngest player is RB Shyrone Stith (22 years, 6 months). … There are 10 rookies on the roster, including nine of the 11 draft choices (WR R. Jay Soward, G Brad Meester, MLB T.J. Slaughter, CB Kiwaukee Thomas, S Erik Olson, DE Rob Meier, RB Shyrone Stith, LB Danny Clark and OT Mark Baniewicz) and G Aaron Koch. … More than half of the players (29) have four years or less of NFL experience, and nine players are in their eighth season or more. … There are 18 players who are new to the team this year, and 35 who were with the team before this year. In addition to the 10 rookies, the other eight new players are: MLB Hardy Nickerson and QB Jamie Martin (unrestricted free agents); RB Anthony Johnson, C/G Jeff Smith and TE Ryan Neufeld (veteran free agents); G Brenden Stai (trade); and DE Paul Spicer and DE Michael Mason (first-year free agents). … The Jaguars have nine players who were first-round selections in the college draft, including seven of their own picks: OT Leon Searcy (1992, Pittsburgh), OT Tony Boselli (1995, Jaguars), TE Kyle Brady (1995, N.Y. Jets), LB Kevin Hardy (1996, Jaguars), DT Renaldo Wynn (1997, Jaguars), RB Fred Taylor (1998, Jaguars), S Donovin Darius (1998, Jaguars), CB Fernando Bryant (1999, Jaguars) and WR R. Jay Soward (2000, Jaguars).
In six seasons, only one Jaguar has played in all 97 games (regular season and postseason) in franchise history: P Bryan Barker (WR Jimmy Smith and PK Mike Hollis had their streaks ended this year). … The longest streak of consecutive starts is held by WLB Kevin Hardy (42), followed by OT Tony Boselli (28). … Seven players have played in 100 or more games during their careers: MLB Hardy Nickerson (194), P Bryan Barker (160), RB Anthony Johnson (153), DE Joel Smeenge (149), LB Lonnie Marts (147), OT Leon Searcy (126) and WR Keenan McCardell (109). … Nickerson has 171 career starts, followed by Searcy (111) and Marts (108). … OT Tony Boselli has started 80 games for the Jaguars, followed by QB Mark Brunell (77), WR Keenan McCardell (70) and OT Leon Searcy (63).