The Jaguars have allowed at least one sack in 44 straight games, the longest active streak in the NFL. Over the last 44 games, six different Jaguars quarterbacks have taken a sack: Blaine Gabbert (62), Chad Henne (28), David Garrard (23), Trent Edwards (4), Luke McCown (4) and Todd Bouman (1). The St. Louis / Phoenix Cardinals (franchise moved to Arizona in 1988) hold the NFL’s longest streak of allowing at least one sack, from Week 6, 1984 to Week 16, 1988 (74 games).
Last season, J.J. Watt had more sacks on his own (20.5) than the Jaguars had as a team (20). Since 2009, the Jags have 91 total sacks, led by Jeremy Mincey's 16, and are the only team with fewer than 100.
In 2011, Maurice Jones-Drew became only the second player in NFL history (first in the modern era) to lead the NFL in rushing on a team ranked last in the league in total offense, joining Eddie Price of the 1951 New York Giants. Price led the NFL in rushing with 971 yards (80.9 YPG) that season, while the Giants' offense was worst in the league, averaging 241.7 YPG. Jones-Drew's 1,980 total net yards accounted for 47.7 percent of Jacksonville's offense.
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A rookie Jaguar is now part of an impressive streak. For the third straight year, a Texas A&M Aggie was selected in the top 10: Luke Joeckel in 2013, Ryan Tannehill in 2012 and Von Miller in 2011. Previous to this three-year stretch, Texas A&M hadn't had a player go in the top 10 since Sam Adams was drafted by the Seahawks in 1994. Joeckel is joined by fellow Aggie teammate, safety Steven Terrell, on the Jaguars.
Blaine Gabbert is 5-19 as a starting quarterback, accounting for 21 total touchdowns. As a rookie in 2011, Gabbert started 14 games and had 12 pass TDs, while last season he started 10 games and threw nine touchdowns. The last quarterback taken in the top 10 to account for fewer total TDs than starts in each of his first two seasons was the Bengals' Akili Smith, whose NFL career lasted only four seasons.
From 1995 to 2010, the Jaguars were a model of consistency with two head coaches: Tom Coughlin and Jack Del Rio. The only team with fewer men in charge during that span was the Tennessee Titans, solely led by Jeff Fisher. However, since 2011, not only have the Jags changed ownership and replaced GM Gene Smith with Dave Caldwell, but they've had four men occupy the head coach's office -- Jack Del Rio, Mel Tucker, Mike Mularkey and Gus Bradley -- the most turnover in the NFL.
Top 10 picks
The Jaguars have made a top-10 selection in the draft every year since taking Florida DE Derrick Harvey eighth overall in 2008, the longest active streak in the NFL. In the common draft era, the only team to pick in the top 10 in more consecutive drafts is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who "accomplished" the feat in seven straight years from 1985 to 1991.
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Rushing against the Steelers
In 2000, Fred Taylor rushed for a career-high 234 yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers -- a Jaguars single-game high. Not only is it a Jaguars team high, it's a high for the Steelers as well. Taylor's 234 yards are the most anyone has had against the vaunted Pittsburgh defense in their 80-year history.
Rushing against the Colts
In 2006, the Jaguars -- fueled by 131 rushing yards from Fred Taylor and 166 rushing yards from rookie Maurice Jones-Drew -- rushed for 375 yards in a game against the Colts. That total is tied for the ninth most in a single game since 1950 and the most the Colts have allowed in franchise history. The yardage also is significant because the Colts went on to win Super Bowl XLI that season, making it the most an eventual Super Bowl champion ever has allowed in NFL History.
Losing to the Titans
In 1999, the Tom Coughlin-Mark Brunell-Jimmy Smith Jaguars finished the season 14-2, which was the best record in the AFC. They beat the Dolphins 62-7 in the divisional round in what would be Dan Marino's last game, but lost in the AFC title game to the Titans. Counting playoff games, all three of the Jaguars losses that season came against the Tennessee Titans, the only time in NFL history that a team with three losses has lost all those games to the same team.
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