Jaguars ready for the road
Sunday begins a stretch of four games on the road over six weeks to end the regular season for the Jaguars.
The Jaguars are riding a three-game winning streak, joining the New York Jets and San Diego Chargers as the only AFC teams that have won their last three games. With a 6-4 record, the Jaguars are tied for first place with Indianapolis in the AFC South with six regular season games remaining.
The Jaguars rank fifth in the NFL since 2004 with a .481 winning percentage on the road. The Jaguars are 2-2 on the road in 2010 with wins at Buffalo and at Dallas.
TOP AFC ROAD RECORDS FROM 2004-2010
Final stretch to determine AFC South champion
The Jaguars are in first place in the division the latest in a season since 1999. The Jaguars face all three division foes on the road in the final five weeks.
vs. Tennessee, at Philadelphia, vs. Baltimore, at Tennessee,
at Denver, vs. Jacksonville
vs. San Diego, vs. Dallas, at Tennessee, vs. Jacksonville,
at Oakland, vs. Tennessee
at New York Giants, at Tennessee, vs. Oakland,
at Indianapolis, vs. Washington, at Houston
at Houston, vs. Jacksonville, vs. Indianapolis, vs. Houston
at Kansas City, at Indianapolis
Closer look at final six opponents
The Jaguars have two home games and four road games remaining. Five of the Jaguars' six remaining games are against teams with a record of .500 or above.
at N.Y. Giants
AFC teams with a winning record after 11 weeks (7 teams)
Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets, New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers, Indianapolis Colts, Kansas City Chiefs
NFL teams with a current three-game winning streak (8 teams)
Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets, San Diego Chargers, Atlanta Falcons (4), Green Bay Packers (4), Chicago Bears, New Orleans Saints, Philadelphia Eagles
NFL teams with four of last six games on the road (5 teams)
Jacksonville Jaguars, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams
NFL teams with winning record and minus turnover differential
Jacksonville Jaguars (6-4, -11), New York Giants (6-4, -8), New Orleans Saints (7-3, -4), Baltimore Ravens (7-3, -1)
Jones-Drew racks up 220 yards from scrimmage
Maurice Jones-Drew compiled a career-high 220 yards from scrimmage against the Browns last Sunday with 133 yards on the ground and 87 receiving yards.
The 220 yards from scrimmage tied for the sixth-most in team history and the most since Fred Taylor had 225 yards on Dec. 21, 2003 against New Orleans.
JAGUARS MOST SINGLE GAME YARDS FROM SCRIMMAGE
291 (291 rec.)
248 (234 rush, 14 rec.)
New York Jets
237 (142 rush, 95 rec.)
232 (232 rec.)
225 (194 rush, 31 rec.)
220 (133 rush, 87 rec.)
220 (220 rec.)
JONES-DREW'S TOP YARDS FROM SCRIMMAGE GAMES
220 (133 rush, 87 rec.)
184 (125 rush, 59 rec.)
181 (166 rush, 15 rec.)
vs. St. Louis
178 (133 rush, 45 rec.)
Giants defensive end Justin Tuck on Maurice Jones-Drew
"He's a little bowling ball. Normally when you say bowling ball, you think he's not that fast. But he's fast, too. He's an interesting character when he gets on that football field. When you do see him, you think he's short in stature, he's small then two seconds later he's stepping on your facemask as he's running over you.
"You've got to be prepared when you play a guy like him and this O-Line and we realize that and we know that that's what they want to do, they want to run the football."
Offensive production during winning streak
The Jaguars have averaged 416 yards of offense including 153 yards on the ground and scored 12 touchdowns during their three-game winning streak.
David Garrard is 61 of 86 passing for 856 yards with eight touchdowns and three interceptions for a 119.1 rating in the three games. Maurice Jones-Drew has 100-plus yards in all three games and is averaging 122.7 rushing yards over the last three games. Mike Thomas has a touchdown in all three games along with 17 receptions for 226 yards.
The last word
"I'd like to wish everybody out there a happy Thanksgiving. I think we have a lot to be thankful for. First, being able to live in a great country where we enjoy the freedoms that we enjoy, and then obviously being a part of a great game like this. There's a lot to be thankful for. I'd like to point out we had over 30 guys out in the community this past week. I start every Wednesday with a PowerPoint, a little acknowledgment of what the guys are doing out there. I ask guys to be selfless, to give back, to have it be about something beyond themselves, to recognize the number of families that could benefit and the number of people that help them be where they are. There was Operation Blessing where guys were donating meals to families, things like that. Greg Jones and Maurice (Jones-Drew) each fed 50 different families. So it's a great time this time of year, Thanksgiving, to pause and reflect and certainly appreciate those efforts. I wanted to share that with you."
Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio on players out in the community this week