The Jaguars opened the 2014 NFL season with a bang. Fans, reporters and players were talking about the team's momentum leading up to Week 1. Rookie wide receiver Allen Hurns had a historic first quarter, while the Jaguars' defensive line had several sacks and turnovers early. Ultimately Jacksonville dropped by the opener, but the Jaguars players and supporters were looking to build on the positives heading into Week 2.
Didn't sleep last night! Could not turn the fire down! ITS GAME DAY YALL! JAG NATION STAND UP! #readyready — Dekoda Watson (@DekodaWatson) September 7, 2014
Gameday!! pic.twitter.com/hxzqXlPUFW — Geno Hayes (@55_AlwaysLive) September 7, 2014
J.T. Thomas had a blocked punt for a safety in the 2013 Jaguars season opener. He was looking to make more big plays to start 2014. Caption: "Truly Blessed. Eagles at 1. #gojags".
Demtrius McCray kept it simple with the caption: "Gameday #JAXvsPHI"
Jeremy Harris spent 2013 on injured reserve, so this marked his regular season debut. Caption: "Gameday! A point and time Dreams become Reality #JH31.. #SeasonOpener #Jags #StandUnited"
ESPN was having players take a Sunday Selfie. This was Marcedes Lewis' one.
Who's ready?!? Week 1 is finally here.. #SundaySelfie #Jaguars pic.twitter.com/zPfLsQkj2b — Marcedes Lewis (@MarcedesLewis89) September 7, 2014
Hurns' big first quarter set the Twittersphere on fire.
The Jaguars ended up losing the game, 34-17.
Fans were filled with optimism heading into the second year under Head Coach Gus Bradley and General Manager Dave Calwell.
A few high profile members of Duval weighed in on their excitement for Week 1.
This young fan experienced the first Jaguars game of his life. Caption: "#firstjaguarssunday #jaguars"
Caption: "It's gameday y'all!! #Jaguars #Voidlive #Chrome #NFL #Birdforlunch #JAXvsPHI #gymflow"
The defense made some plays early.