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Record-breaking day for Jones-Drew

MJD ends season in style

Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew closed out the 2011 regular season in style on Sunday, finishing with a season-high 169 rushing yards on 25 carries (6.8 avg.) with a long of 56.  Jones-Drew set the club's single-season franchise record for rushing yards and yards from scrimmage while most likely winning the NFL's rushing title in the process.  The 169 yards were the third-most of his career. 

Jones-Drew recorded his 25th career 100-yard rushing game, the second-most in team history, and his sixth in 2011.  The six 100-yard rushing games are the second-most of his career (7, 2010).  He finished the season with 100-plus rushing yards in three straight games. 

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Jones-Drew has sizeable lead heading into final NFL games

With seven NFL games remaining today, Maurice Jones-Drew leads the NFL with 1,606 yards on 343 carries (4.7 avg.). Ray Rice would need to run for 434 yards against Cincinnati to surpass Jones-Drew.  In the previous 16 seasons, the Jaguars have never had a player finish in the top three in the NFL in rushing yards.  Jones-Drew will join Mark Brunell (4,367 passing yards, 1996) and Jimmy Smith (116 receptions, 1999) as the only players in franchise history to lead the NFL in one of the main statistical categories.   

*                              2011 NFL MOST RUSHING YARDS*

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RK

PLAYER, TEAM

YARDS

RUSHES

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1.

Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville

1,606

343

2.

LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia

1,309

273

3.

Arian Foster, Houston

1,224

278

4.

Frank Gore, San Francisco

1,211

282

5.

Ray Rice, Baltimore*

1,173

267

*Through 15 games

Jones-Drew among franchise leaders

Maurice Jones-Drew*set the franchise single-season rushing record on a 56-yard run in the third quarter to break Fred Taylor's mark of 1,572 rushing yards in 2003.  Jones-Drew also set the franchise single-season record with 1,980 yards from scrimmage.  He *is the first player in franchise history with at least 1,300 rushing yards in three consecutive seasons and the only NFL player to accomplish the feat the last three seasons.  Jones-Drew owns three of the top five single-season rushing marks for yards and attempts in team history. 

*     JAGUARS SINGLE-SEASON RUSHING LEADERS*

RK

PLAYER, YEAR

YARDS (ATT)

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1.

Maurice Jones-Drew, 2011

*1,606 (343) *

2.

Fred Taylor, 2003

1,572 (345)

3.

Fred Taylor, 2000

1,399 (292)

4.

Maurice Jones-Drew, 2009

1,391 (312)

5.

Maurice Jones-Drew, 2010

1,324 (299)

JAGUARS MOST SINGLE-SEASON RUSHING ATTEMPTS

*RK     PLAYER, YEAR                                   RUSHES      *

1.        Fred Taylor, 2003                                      345

*2.        Maurice Jones-Drew, 2011                     343           *

3.        Maurice Jones-Drew, 2009                       312

4.        Maurice Jones-Drew, 2010                       299

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JAGUARS SINGLE-SEASON YARDS FROM SCRIMMAGE LEADERS

RK

PLAYER, YEAR

YARDS (RUSH/REC)

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1.

Maurice Jones-Drew, 2011

1,980  (1,606/374)

2.

Fred Taylor, 2003

1,942  (1,572/370)

3.

Maurice Jones-Drew, 2009

1,765  (1,391/374)

4.

Fred Taylor, 2002

1,722  (1,314/408)

5.

Fred Taylor, 1998

1,644  (1,223/421)

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*                      2011 NFL MOST YARDS FROM SCRIMMAGE*

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RK

PLAYER, TEAM

YARDS (RUSH/REC)

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1.

Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville

1,980 (1,606/374)

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2.

Ray Rice, Baltimore*

1,869 (1,173/696)

3.

Arian Foster, Houston

1,841 (1,224/617)

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4.

LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia

1,624 (1,309/315)

5.

Wes Welker, New England

1,599   (30/1,569)

*15 games

Touchdowns, Touchdowns

Maurice Jones-Drew owns the franchise record for touchdowns (74) and finished the season tied for the most rushing touchdowns (62).  Jones-Drew ranks second in team history in rushing yards and third in yards from scrimmage and all-purpose yards. 

                         JAGUARS MOST CAREER TDs

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RK

PLAYER, YEARS

TDS

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1.

Maurice Jones-Drew, 2006-11

74

2.

Fred Taylor, 1998-2008

70

3.

Jimmy Smith, 1995-2005

69

4.

James Stewart, 1995-99

38

5.

Keenan McCardell, 1996-2001

30

6.

Stacey Mack, 1999-2002

20

7.

Reggie Williams, 2004-08

18

8.

David Garrard, 2002-10

17

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Marcedes Lewis, 2006-11

17

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*              JAGUARS MOST CAREER RUSHING TDs*

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RK

PLAYER, YEARS

TDS

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1.

Maurice Jones-Drew, 2006-11

62

Fred Taylor, 1998-2008

62

3.

James Stewart, 1995-99

33

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*                          JAGUARS CAREER RUSHING LEADERS*

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RK

PLAYER, YEARS

YARDS

ATT

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1.

Fred Taylor, 1998-2008

11,271

2,428

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2.

Maurice Jones-Drew, 2006-11

6,854

1,484

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3.

James Stewart, 1995-99

2,951

765

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*           JAGUARS CAREER YARDS FROM SCRIMMAGE LEADERS*

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RK

PLAYER, YEARS

YARDS

GAMES

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1.

Fred Taylor, 1998-2008

13,632

140

2.

Jimmy Smith, 1995-2005

12,286

171

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3.

Maurice Jones-Drew, 2006-11

9,327

93

4.

Keenan McCardell, 1996-2001

6,393

95

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*                 JAGUARS CAREER ALL-PURPOSE YARDS LEADERS*

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RK  PLAYER, YEARS                                 YARDS        GAMES

1.     Fred Taylor, 1998-2008                          13,632            140

2.     Jimmy Smith, 1995-2005                       12,875            171

3.     Maurice Jones-Drew, 2006-11             11,510              93

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Most Valuable Player

Maurice Jones-Drew accounted for a franchise-record 47.7 percent of the Jaguars offense in 2011, the highest percentage in the NFL.  In 12 of 16 games, he accounted for at least 40 percent of the club's offense and at least 50 percent in eight games. On Sunday against the Colts, Jones-Drew registered 173 of the club's 261 total yards (66.3 pct.).  He had at least 113 yards from scrimmage in the last eight games and at least 100 yards from scrimmage in 12 of 16 games. 

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JAGUARS SINGLE-SEASON HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL OFFENSE

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RK

PLAYER, YEAR

PCT.

YARDS

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1.

Maurice Jones-Drew, 2011

47.7

1,980 of 4,149

2.

Fred Taylor, 2003

36.2

1,942 of 5,358

3.

Fred Taylor, 2002

35.5

1,722 of 4,851

4.

Maurice Jones-Drew, 2009

32.8

1,765 of 5,385

5.

Fred Taylor, 1998

31.5

1,644 of 5,214

JONES-DREW'S 2011 GAME-BY-GAME TOTAL OFFENSE PERCENTAGE

DATE

OPPONENT

PCT.

YARDS

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  9/11/11

Tennessee

30.0

97 of 323

  9/18/11

at New York Jets

52.7

107 of 203

  9/25/11

at Carolina

65.0

167 of 257

10/  2/11

New Orleans

31.7

87 of 274

10/  9/11

Cincinnati

28.7

85 of 296

10/16/11

at Pittsburgh

49.8

104 of 209

10/24/11

Baltimore

50.2

103 of 205

10/30/11

at Houston

42.5

74 of 174

11/13/11

at Indianapolis

54.6

137 of 251

11/20/11

at Cleveland

38.9

118 of 303

11/27/11

Houston

65.1

166 of 255

12/  5/11

San Diego

61.4

188 of 306

12/11/11

Tampa Bay

41.8

136 of 325

12/15/11

at Atlanta

54.6

113 of 207

12/24/11

at Tennessee

41.3

124 of 300

1/ 1/12 vs.

Indianapolis

66.3

173 of 261

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Jones-Drew vs. Colts

Maurice Jones-Drew finished with a season-high 169 yards on 25 carries against the Colts.  In 12 career games against the Colts, Jones-Drew has averaged 101.0 rushing yards, scored 13 touchdowns (9 rushing, 3 receiving, 1 return), recorded seven 100-yard rushing games and has registered 200-plus all-purpose yards in three of 12 games. He has eclipsed 100-plus rushing yards in four of the last five games including 283 yards (141.5 avg.) in the two meetings this season.

      JONES-DREW'S RUSHING TOTALS VS. COLTS

DATE

ATT

YDS

AVG

LG

TD

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  9/24/06 at IND

13

103

7.9

26

0

12/10/06 vs. IND

15

166

11.1

48t

2

10/22/07 vs. IND

13

52

4.0

12

1

12/  2/07 at IND

11

52

4.7

22

1

  9/21/08 at IND

19

107

5.6

18

1

12/18/08 vs. IND

20

91

4.6

15

0

  9/13/09 at IND

21

97

4.6

26

1

12/17/09 vs. IND

27

110

4.1

14

1

10/  3/10 vs. IND

26

105

4.0

14

1

12/19/10 at IND

15

46

3.1

12

0

11/13/11 at IND

25

114

4.6

15

1

  1/  1/12 vs. IND

25

169

6.8

56

0

TOTALS

230

1,212

5.3

56

9

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Success in the AFC South

Maurice Jones-Drew has scored 32 touchdowns (28 rushing, 3 receiving, 1 return) in 34 career division games including four in six games in 2011. Fourteen of his 25 career 100-yard rushing games have come in division play.   He averaged 107.5 rushing yards in the six division games this season with at least 97 yards in five of the six games.  

Here's a look at Jones-Drew's rushing totals since becoming the full-time starter in 2009:

*                   JONES-DREW'S RUSHING TOTALS IN*

*                        DIVISION GAMES FROM 2009-11        *

DATE

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ATT

YDS

AVG

LG

TD

  9/13/09

vs. Ind.

21

97

4.6

26

1

  9/27/09

at Hou.

23

119

5.2

61t

3

10/  4/09

vs. Ten.

6

14

2.3

9t

1

11/  1/09

at Ten.

8

177

22.1

80t

2

12/  6/09

vs. Hou.

24

76

3.2

15

0

12/17/09

vs. Ind.

27

110

4.1

14

1

10/  3/10

vs. Ind.

26

105

4.0

14

1

10/18/10

vs. Ten.

17

57

3.4

11

0

11/14/10

vs. Hou.

24

100

4.2

15

2

12/  5/10

at Ten.

31

186

6.0

37

0

12/19/10

at Ind.

15

46

3.1

12

0

  9/11/11

vs. Ten.

24

97

4.0

21t

1

10/30/11

at Hou.

18

63

3.5

10

1

11/13/11

at Ind.

25

114

4.6

15

1

11/27/11

vs. Hou.

18

99

5.5

29

0

12/24/11

at Ten.

24

103

4.3

21

1

  1/  2/12

vs. Ind.

25

169

6.8

56

0

TOTALS

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356

1,732

4.9

80t

15

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Jones-Drew sets record with 56-yard run

Maurice Jones-Drew set the single-season franchise record for rushing yards with a 56-yard run in the third quarter.  Jones-Drew finished the season with a career-high 43 rushes of 10-plus yard.  The 56-yard run was the longest of the season for Jones-Drew and the seventh-longest of his career.  

JONES-DREW'S LONGEST CAREER RUSHES

DATE

OPPONENT

RUSH

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11/  1/09

at Tennessee

80t

11/  1/09

at Tennessee

79t

12/24/06

vs. New England

74t

  9/27/09

at Houston

61t

10/14/07

vs. Houston

57t

* 1/  1/12*

vs. Indianapolis

56

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10/  7/07

at Kansas City

52t

12/10/06

vs. Indianapolis

48

10/12/08

at Denver

46t

12/15/11

at Atlanta

43

10/  2/11

vs. New Orleans

41

11/  5/06

vs. Tennessee

40

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JAGUARS MOST CAREER RUSHES OF 10-PLUS YARDS

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RK

PLAYER, YEARS

10-PLUS RUSHES

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1.

Fred Taylor, 1998-2008

326

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2.

Maurice Jones-Drew, 2006-11

175

3.

Mark Brunell, 1995-2003

84

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JAGUARS MOST SINGLE-SEASON RUSHES OF 10-PLUS YARDS

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RK

PLAYER, YEAR

10-PLUS RUSHES

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1.

Fred Taylor, 2003

45

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2.

Maurice Jones-Drew, 2011

43

3.

Fred Taylor, 2000

40

4.

Fred Taylor, 2002

38

5.

Fred Taylor, 2004

36

Fred Taylor, 2007

36

NFL LEADING RUSHERS (1978-2011)

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Year

Player

Team

Yards

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1978

Earl Campbell

Houston

1,934

1979

Earl Campbell

Houston

1,697

1980

Earl Campbell

Houston

1,934

1981

George Rogers

New Orleans

1,674

1982

Freeman McNeil

New York Jets

786

1983

Eric Dickerson

Los Angeles Rams

1,808

1984

Eric Dickerson

Los Angeles Rams

2,105

1985

Marcus Allen

Los Angeles Raiders

1,759

1986

Eric Dickerson

Los Angeles Rams

1,821

1987

Charles White

Los Angeles Rams

1,374

1988

Eric Dickerson

Indianapolis

1,659

1989

Christian Okoye

Kansas City

1,480

1990

Barry Sanders

Detroit

1,304

1991

Emmitt Smith

Dallas

1,563

1992

Emmitt Smith

Dallas

1,713

1993

Emmitt Smith

Dallas

1,486

1994

Barry Sanders

Detroit

1,883

1995

Emmitt Smith

Dallas

1,773

1996

Barry Sanders

Detroit

1,553

1997

Barry Sanders

Detroit

2,053

1998

Terrell Davis

Denver

2,008

1999

Edgerrin James

Indianapolis

1,553

2000

Edgerrin James

Indianapolis

1,709

2001

Priest Holmes

Kansas City

1,555

2002

Ricky Williams

Miami

1,853

2003

Jamal Lewis

Baltimore

2,066

2004

Curtis Martin

New York Jets

1,697

2005

Shaun Alexander

Seattle

1,880

2006

LaDainian Tomlinson

San Diego

1,815

2007

LaDainian Tomlinson

San Diego

1,474

2008

Adrian Peterson

Minnesota

1,760

2009

Chris Johnson

Tennessee

2,006

2010

Arian Foster

Houston

1,616

2011

Maurice Jones-Drew

Jacksonville

1,606

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NFL 1,600-YARD RUSHERS (1995-2011)

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Year

Player

Team

Yards

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1995

Emmitt Smith

Dallas

1,773

1997

Barry Sanders

Detroit

2,053

1997

Terrell Davis

Denver

1,750

1997

Jerome Bettis

Pittsburgh

1,665

1998

Terrell Davis

Denver

2,008

1998

Jamal Anderson

Atlanta

1,846

2000

Edgerrin James

Indianapolis

1,709

2002

Ricky Williams

Miami

1,853

2002

LaDainian Tomlinson

San Diego

1,683

2002

Priest Holmes

Kansas City

1,615

2003

Jamal Lewis

Baltimore

2,066

2003

Ahman Green

Green Bay

1,883

2003

LaDainian Tomlinson

San Diego

1,645

2003

Deuce McAllister

New Orleans

1,641

2004

Curtis Martin

New York Jets

1,697

2004

Shaun Alexander

Seattle

1,696

2004

Corey Dillon

New England

1,635

2005

Shaun Alexander

Seattle

1,880

2005

Tiki Barber

New York Giants

1,860

2005

Larry Johnson

Kansas City

1,750

2006

LaDainian Tomlinson

San Diego

1,815

2006

Larry Johnson

Kansas City

1,789

2006

Frank Gore

San Francisco

1,695

2006

Tiki Barber

New York Giants

1,662

2008

Adrian Peterson

Minnesota

1,760

2008

Michael Turner

Atlanta

1,699

2009

Chris Johnson

Tennessee

2,006

2010

Arian Foster

Houston

1,616

2011

Maurice Jones-Drew

Jacksonville

1,606

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