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The 1996 Jacksonville Jaguars Season was their second season of play in the NFL, and the Jaguars continued to be coached by Tom Coughlin. The season surprised many, as the Jaguars won six straight to achieve a 9-7 record and postseason berth. There, the Jagaurs would go all the way to the AFC Championship game where their improbable run ended, the team losing 20-6 to the New England Patriots.

Draft SelectionsEdit

1995 Jacksonville Jaguars Draft Selections
Round Overall Player Position College
1 2 Kevin Hardy Defensive Linebacker Illinois
2 33 Tony Brackens Defensive End Texas
2 60 Micheal Cheever Corner Georgia Tech
3 63 Aaron Beasley Cornerback West Virginia
4 110 Reggie Barlow Wide Receiver Alabama State
5 146 Jimmy Herndon Tackle Houston
6 170 John Fisher Defensive Back Missouri Western
6 185 Chris Doering Wide Receiver Florida
7 227 Clarence Jones Wide Receiver Tennessee State
7 228 Gregory Spann Wide Receiver Jackson State

Signings/TradesEdit

  • Keenan McCardell, Wide Receiver: Obtained from Cleveland Browns
  • Natrone Means, Running Back: Obtained from San Diego Chargers
  • Leon Searcy, Tackle: Obtained from Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Clyde Simmons, Defensive End: Obtained from Arizona Cardinals
  • Eddie Robinson, Linebacker: Obtained from Houston Oilers


ResultsEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record
1 September 1, 1996 Pittsburgh Steelers W 24-9 Jacksonville Municipal Stadium 1-0
2 September 8, 1996 Houston Oilers L 34-27 Jacksonville Municipal Stadium 1-1
3 September 15, 1996 Oakland Raiders L 17-3 McAfee Coliseum 1-2
4 September 22, 1996 New England Patriots L 28-25 Foxboro Stadium 1-3
5 September 29, 1996 Carolina Panthers W 24-14 Jacksonville Municipal Stadium 2-3
6 October 6, 1996 New Orleans Saints L 17-13 Louisiana Superdome 2-4
7 October 13, 1996 New York Jets W 21-17 Jacksonville Municipal Stadium 3-4
8 October 20, 1996 St. Louis Rams L 17-14 Edward Jones Dome 3-5
9 October 27, 1996 Cincinnati Bengals L 28-21 Cinergy Field 3-6
10 Bye Bye Bye Bye Bye
11 November 10, 1996 Baltimore Ravens W 30-27 Jacksonville Municipal Stadium 4-6
12 November 17, 1996 Pittsburgh Steelers L 28-3 Three Rivers Stadium 4-7
13 November 24, 1996 Baltimore Ravens W 28-25 Memorial Stadium 5-7
14 December 1, 1996 Cincinnati Bengals W 31-23 Jacksonville Municipal Stadium 6-7
15 December 8, 1996 Houston Oilers W 23-17 Houston Astrodome 7-7
16 December 15, 1996 Seattle Seahawks W 20-13 Jacksonville Municipal Stadium 8-7
17 December 22, 1996 Atlanta Falcons W 19-17 Jacksonville Municipal Stadium 9-7

PostseasonEdit

Round Date Opponent Result Game Site Record
WC December 28, 1996 Buffalo Bills W 30-27 Ralph Wilson Stadium 1-0
Div. January 4, 1997 Denver Broncos W 30-27 Mile High Stadium 2-0
AFCC January 12, 1997 New England Patriots L 20-6 Foxboro Stadium 2-1

RankingsEdit

  • Points Scored (Offense): 14th
  • Yards Gained (Offense): 3rd
  • Points Allowed (Defense): 19th
  • Yards Allowed (Defense): 15th

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