JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars' opponents for next season are set.
The Jaguars in 2021 will play all four teams from the AFC East, all four teams from the NFC West and the fourth-place team from the AFC West and AFC North. NFL schedules are determined each season by a set, rotating formula – with teams playing an entire division from their own conference every three seasons and an entire division from the other conference every four seasons.
The Jaguars also will play all three of their AFC South rivals – the Tennessee Titans, Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans – in home and away games.
The Jaguars' home opponents for 2021: Tennessee (11-5), Indianapolis (11-5), Houston (4-12), the Buffalo Bills (AFC East, 13-3), the Miami Dolphins (AFC East, 10-6), the Arizona Cardinals (NFC West, 8-8), the San Francisco 49ers (NFC West, 6-10) and the Denver Broncos (fourth place AFC West, 5-11).
The Jaguars' away opponents for 2021: Tennessee, Indianapolis, Houston, the New England Patriots (AFC East, 7-9), the New York Jets (AFC East, 2-14), the Los Angeles Rams (NFC West, 10-6), the Seattle Seahawks (NFC West, 12-4), and the Cincinnati Bengals (fourth place AFC North, 4-11-1).
The Jaguars' opponents include three 2020 division champions – Tennessee, Seattle and Buffalo – and three more playoff teams: The Rams and Colts.
The Jaguars went 3-1 against the AFC East in 2018, the last time they played four teams from the division. They beat the Jets (31-12) and Patriots (31-20) in Jacksonville and beat the Dolphins (17-7) on the road and lost to the Bills (24-21) on the road.
They went 1-3 against the NFC West in 2017, the last time they played four teams from the division. They lost to the Rams (27-17) and beat the Seahawks (30-24) in Jacksonville and lost to the Cardinals (27-24) and 49ers (44-33) on the road.
The NFL will announce the 2021 schedule later in the offseason.