In Week 17, the Jaguars (5-10) host the Indianapolis Colts (7-8) in their season finale at TIAA Bank Field. This week's game will be broadcast on CBS with Spero Dedes (play-by-play) and Adam Archuleta (color) providing the commentary. Here are five notable stats and quotes surrounding the game:
Five-time Pro Bowler: DL Calais Campbell was named to his fifth overall and third consecutive Pro Bowl on Dec. 17. Campbell is the only defensive end in the AFC to make the Pro Bowl every year since 2017 and is one of two defensive ends in the entire NFL (Saints DE Cameron Jordan). The 12th-year defensive lineman has started all 15 games this season and has posted 54 tackles, 6.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one pass defended. Campbell totaled 3.0 sacks in Week 3 against Tennessee, earning AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors for his performance. Campbell joins OL Tony Boselli, WR Jimmy Smith, DT Marcus Stroud, RB Maurice Jones-Drew and QB Mark Brunell as the only six Jaguars to earn at least three Pro Bowl bids.
Quotable: "[Calais] is always positive, and it's a tough profession to come out here and be positive all the time. There's so many ups and downs, and disappointments and achievements. Calais has never been about him as the person. And I'm trying to make sure that I do a really good job for him, because the effect that he has, not just on the people that touch him, but the community and just the whole organization. If you had to map out what you were looking for, and the qualities and the things that you want in a person, forget about a football player – just in a person, I think Calais checks every category." – Head Coach Doug Marrone
Special Specialists: P Logan Cooke and K Josh Lambo continued their strong seasons in Week 16 at Atlanta, with Lambo making both of his FG attempts and Cooke booming five punts for a 46.8-yard net punting average. Cooke also became the first Jaguars punter to complete two passes in a season when he found S Cody Davis for a 7-yard gain on a fake punt last Sunday. Cooke leads the NFL with a 44.4-yard net punting average, which is the highest mark in franchise history and the fourth-highest single-season average since the stat began being tracked in 2000. Lambo, who ranks first in the NFL with a 96.8 percent conversion rate on FGs (min. 10 attempts), and Cooke, are the first teammates to lead the league in FG conversion rate and net punting average, respectively, in the same season (min. 10 punts).
Quotable: "I think Logan [Cooke's] really made a big step when you think about it ... I'm looking for the net, what yardage we're actually getting, and I think he's done a good job. I think he has a good repertoire of different types of balls that he can kick. I think he has good command. I think he's a good athlete. So, I think he's been great. I think what people probably don't – maybe aren't able to know, because they've never played – is that when you put both on a player, a young player, when he's doing kickoffs and doing the punting." – Head Coach Doug Marrone
Chark Chomping at the Bit: WR DJ Chark Jr. enters Week 17 needing 26 receiving yards to hit the 1,000-yard receiving mark for the first time in his career. In his sensational sophomore campaign, Chark has caught 69 passes for 974 yards (14.1 rec avg.) and eight TDs. If he reaches the 1,000-yard mark, he'll join former WR Allen Robinson as the only players 23-or-younger in Jaguars history to post at least 1,000 receiving yards in a single season. It would also mark the fourth time in franchise history that the Jaguars had a 1,000-yard rusher (RB Leonard Fournette) and a 1,000-yard receiver in the same season and the first time since RB Fred Taylor and WR Jimmy Smith accomplished the feat in 2004.
Quotable: "I've seen DJ Chark come in every day to work and just want to get better, even when he's had good days at practice, he comes in the next day really hungry to learn. When you have that type of athletic ability and you are able to listen to critiques and get better, the sky is the limit." - WR Chris Conley
Rewriting Rookie Records: QB Gardner Minshew II has rewritten the franchise's rookie record book in 2019. With 181 passing yards in Week 16 at Atlanta, he passed former QB Blake Bortles for the most passing yards by a rookie in Jaguars history in a single season. Minshew owns the rookie record for passing yards in a single game (374, Week 6 at Carolina), passing TDs in a single game (Week 8 vs. New York Jets) and passing TDs in a single season (18). He has thrown 18 TDs and five TDs this season, joining QB Robert Griffin (2012) and Dak Prescott (2016) as the only rookie QBs in NFL history to throw for at least 18 TDs with five-or-fewer INTs.
Quotable: "[Gardner's] fearless and that's the thing that I like about him the most. He steps up in the situation, he won't blink. And as a receiver, I feel that this room has to help him out. He's the man in this offense. So, if he wants to change the plays, whatever he wants to do, that's what we're going to do and we're going to make it work." – WR DJ Chark Jr.
Fan Appreciation: The Jaguars will celebrate the spirit of DUUUVAL on Sunday as they look to improve to 7-0 in Week 17 home contests in franchise history. There will be thousands of giveaways throughout the game featuring commemorative items, including autographed memorabilia. Upon exit, every fan in attendance will receive a 25th season poster featuring players past and present. All Fanatics stores at TIAA Bank Field will offer 40 percent off Nike apparel (excluding jerseys), 25th season merchandise and select headwear. With a victory, the Jaguars will remain the only unbeaten team in the NFL in Week 17 home games since the franchise's inception.
Quotable: "I talked to the team about appreciating this time together in a disappointing season. And having an opportunity, where it's not going to change the season, but an opportunity to play together one more time, to be together one more time .to be at home and to end this thing with what I think is the right way. Trying to do the best job we can and focus and give ourselves the best opportunity to win a game at home. And that was my message to the team." – Head Coach Doug Marrone