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The 2008 Jacksonville Jaguars Season was their 13th season of play as a part of the National Football League. Expectations were high,as the team was coming off a strong 2007 season, which saw the team go 11-5 and win their first playoff game in almost eight years. However, due to injuries on the offensive line, aging among players, and a declining defense, the Jags would finish a disappointing 5-11.


Draft Selections Edit

2008 Jacksonville Jaguars Draft Selections
Round Overall Player Position College
1 8* Derrick Harvey Defensive End Florida
2 52 Quentin Groves Defensive End Auburn
5 155 Thomas Williams Linebacker USC
5 159 Trae Williams Cornerback South Florida
7 213 Chauncey Washington Running Back USC

*The Jaguars swapped their first round pick (26th overall) with Baltimore's, and their two third round picks (71st, 89th) and fourth round pick (125th) to move up to the 8th overall pick and select Derrick Harvey.

Signings/Trades Edit

  • Troy Williamson, Wide Receiver- Acquired from Minnesota in exchange for 6th round draft pick.
  • Jerry Porter, Wide Receiver- Acquired as a free agent from Oakland. [1]
  • Drayton Florence, Cornerback- Acquired as a free agent from San Diego
  • Cleo Lemon, Quarterback- Acquired as a free agent from Miami.

DeparturesEdit

~Marcus Stroud, Defensive Tackle was traded to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for picks in the third and fifth round of the 2008 NFL Draft.

~Ernest Wilford, Wide Receiver left as a free agent to sign with the Miami Dolphins.

~Bobby McCray, Defensive End left as a free agent to sign with the New Orleans Saints.

~Sammy Knight, Strong Safety left as a free agent to sign with the New York Giants.

Preseason Edit

ScheduleEdit

On April 3, the Jaguars preseason schedule was announced. The preseason kicked off on Saturday, August 9, with the Jaguars defeating the Falcons, 20-17. Src

The announcement can be viewed here

Week Date Opponent Result Game Site Record
1 August 9, 2008 Atlanta Falcons W 20-17 Jacksonville Municipal Stadium 1-0
2 August 16, 2008 Miami Dolphins L 19-14 Jacksonville Municipal Stadium 1-1
3 August 23, 2008 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 23-17 Raymond James Stadium 2-1
4 August 28, 2008 Washington Redkins W 24-3 FedEx Field 3-1

Week 1: vs. Atlanta FalconsEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 0 7 10 0 17
Jaguars 7 3 7 3 20

at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium

  • Game Time: 7:30 P.M. Eastern Time
  • Game Attendance: 63,914

Summary

The Jaguars opened their preseason schedule versus the Atlanta Falcons at home. The Jaguars scored first, with a David Garrard 1-yard TD run in the first quarter. Afterwards, Atlanta tied the game with a 25-yard TD pass from Matt Ryan to Roddy White. The Jaguars regained the lead with a 37-yard field goal by Josh Scobee. They increased their lead in the third quarter with a 7-yard TD run by Chauncey Washington. After a Jason Elam field goal for Atlanta, and a Joey Harrington 1-yard TD run, the score was tied. Another Jacksonville field goal led to a 20-17 lead. A Pierson Prioleau interception of D.J. Shockely in the endzone preserved the win for the Jaguars.

Week 2: vs. Miami DolphinsEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Dolphins 7 6 3 3 19
Jaguars 0 0 0 14 14

at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium

  • Game Time: 7:30 P.M. Eastern Time
  • Game Attendance: 63,927

Summary

The Jaguars played their second game of the preseason at home, but fell flat in a loss to Miami. Miami started the scoring with a 4 yard TD run by Ricky Williams in the 1st quarter. In the second quarter, the Jagaurs fell further behind as Dan Carpenter nailed two field goals, a 31 yarder and a 46 yarder. Carpenter kicked another field goal, this time from 44 yards out in the third quarter, then finally made another one, a 37 yarder, in the 4th quarter. Down by 19 points and having yet to score, the third string offense for Jacksonville attempted to salvage the game. Chris Brown plunged into the endzone from 3 yards out to make it 19-7, then Todd Bouman later threw a 12 yard TD pass to Charles Davis to bring the game within six points. Miami would hold out for the win however.

Week 3: at Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 10 0 7 6 23
Buccaneers 0 7 3 7 17

at Raymond James Stadium

  • Game Time: 7:30 P.M. Eastern Time
  • Game Attendance: 62,696

Summary

Facing their first road trip of the preseason, the Jaguars went to Tampa Bay to take on the Buccaneers. The Jaguars got off to a fast start, scoring on a Josh Scobee 23 yard field goal then a 8 yard TD pass from David Garrard to Dennis Northcutt. In the second quarter the Buccaneers responded with a 10 yard TD pass by Jeff Garcia to Micheal Clayton. in the third quarter Jacksonville increased thier lead to 17-7 with a 4 yard TD pass from David Garrard to Marcedes Lewis. Tampa Bay would close out the third quarter with a Matt Bryant 27 yard field goal. In the fourth quarter, Josh Scobee would add two field goals, from 45 and 25 yards out to make the score 23-10. Although the Buccaneers drew close with 3 yard TD toss from Luke McCown to Chad Lucas, Jacksonville managed to preserve the win.

Week 4: at Washington RedskinsEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 7 10 0 7 24
Redskins 0 3 0 0 3

at FedEx Field

  • Game Time: 7:00 P.M. Eastern Time
  • Game Attendance: 59,076

Summary

In their final preseason game, the Jaguars traveled to Washington D.C. to take on the Redskins. Jacksonville struck first with a 3 yard TD strike from David Garrard to Reggie Williams. In the second quarter backup QB Cleo Lemon came in for the Jaguars and added another seven points with a 4 yard TD pass to Greg Estandia. The Redskins would then finally get on the scoreboard with a Shaun Suisham 46 yard field goal. Josh Scobee would close out the second half on behalf of the Jaguars with a 30 yard field goal. In the fourth quarter, Troy Williamson caught a 51 yard TD pass from Todd Bouman, giving the Jaguars final score of 24-3, and finishing out the preseason 3-1.

Regular SeasonEdit

The regular season schedule was announced on April 15 Src.

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Game site Record
1 September 7, 2008 Tennessee Titans L 17-10 LP Field 0-1
2 September 14, 2008 Buffalo Bills L 20-16 Jacksonville Municipal Stadium 0-2
3 September 21, 2008 Indianapolis Colts W 23-21 Lucas Oil Stadium 1-2
4 September 28, 2008 Houston Texans W 30-27 (OT) Jacksonville Municipal Stadium 2-2
5 October 5, 2008 Pittsburgh Steelers L 26-21 Jacksonville Muicipal Stadium 2-3
6 October 12, 2008 Denver Broncos W 24-17 Invesco Field at Mile High 3-3
7 Bye Bye Bye Bye Bye
8 October 26, 2008 Cleveland Browns L 23-17 Jacksonville Municipal Stadium 3-4
9 November 2, 2008 Cincinnati Bengals L 21-19 Paul Brown Stadium 3-5
10 November 9, 2008 Detroit Lions W 38-14 Ford Field 4-5
11 November 16, 2008 Tennessee Titans L 24-14 Jacksonville Municipal Stadium 4-6
12 November 23, 2008 Minnesota Vikings L 30-12 Jacksonville Municipal Stadium 4-7
13 December 1, 2008 Houston Texans L 30-17 Reliant Stadium 4-8
14 December 7, 2008 Chicago Bears L 23-10 Soldier Field 4-9
15 December 14, 2008 Green Bay Packers W 20-16 Jacksonville Municipal Stadium 5-9
16 December 18, 2008 Indianapolis Colts L 31-24 Jacksonville Municipal Stadium 5-10
17 December 28, 2008 Baltimore Ravens L 27-7 M&T Bank Stadium Stadium 5-11

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