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1997 Jacksonville Jaguars

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11-5-0, AFC Central Division  · 1997 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 5.5, Offense: 4.4, Defense: 1.0, SoS: 0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 394 points (24.6/g), 3rd of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 318 points (19.9/g), 15th.
 Differential of 76 points (4.8/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 10.0-6.0.

Coach: Tom Coughlin (11-5-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Chris Palmer
 Defensive Coordinator: Dick Jauron

Stadium: Alltel Stadium
 Training Camp: EverBank Field (Jacksonville, Florida)

Team Info

Principal Owner Wayne Weaver
Head Coach/de facto General Manager Tom Coughlin
VP of Football Operations Michael Huyghue
Offensive Scheme Erhardt-Perkins
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 394 5424 998 5.4 20 11 18 308 313 504 3704 20 9 6.8 187 454 1720 20 3.8 103
Team Defense 318 5238 1035 5.1 29 15 21 318 320 532 3504 24 14 6.0 190 455 1734 12 3.8 107
Lg Rank Offense 3 7 2 9 9 21 4 14 1 1 11 18 2 18
Lg Rank Defense 15 23 13 7 26 18 24 22 18 22 17 13 12 11

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun August 31 boxscore W 1-0 @ Baltimore Ravens 28 27 19 411 303 108 1 22 373 301 72 3
2 Sun September 7 boxscore W 2-0 New York Giants 40 13 22 375 252 123 1 13 206 167 39 3
3 Bye Week
4 Mon September 22 boxscore W 3-0 Pittsburgh Steelers 30 21 23 343 303 40 19 306 153 153 2
5 Sun September 28 boxscore L 3-1 @ Washington Redskins 12 24 11 204 134 70 2 20 336 223 113 3
6 Sun October 5 boxscore W 4-1 Cincinnati Bengals 21 13 21 308 148 160 17 348 200 148
7 Sun October 12 boxscore W 5-1 Philadelphia Eagles 38 21 21 306 157 149 1 23 393 303 90 2
8 Sun October 19 boxscore L 5-2 @ Dallas Cowboys 22 26 15 271 229 42 1 24 337 238 99
9 Sun October 26 boxscore L OT 5-3 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 17 23 16 267 194 73 1 26 439 298 141 3
10 Sun November 2 boxscore W 6-3 @ Tennessee Oilers 30 24 17 290 155 135 2 15 302 195 107 2
11 Sun November 9 boxscore W 7-3 Kansas City Chiefs 24 10 16 332 182 150 2 22 413 265 148 5
12 Sun November 16 boxscore W 8-3 Tennessee Oilers 17 9 21 352 249 103 2 17 320 184 136 2
13 Sun November 23 boxscore L 8-4 @ Cincinnati Bengals 26 31 20 415 280 135 3 24 327 203 124
14 Sun November 30 boxscore W 9-4 Baltimore Ravens 29 27 23 404 313 91 1 17 221 163 58
15 Sun December 7 boxscore L 9-5 New England Patriots 20 26 23 341 234 107 2 16 282 227 55
16 Sun December 14 boxscore W 10-5 @ Buffalo Bills 20 14 20 388 297 91 1 24 335 192 143 3
17 Sun December 21 boxscore W 11-5 @ Oakland Raiders 20 9 20 417 274 143 19 300 192 108 1
Playoffs
WildCard Sat December 27 boxscore L 11-6 @ Denver Broncos 17 42 14 237 187 50 2 28 511 201 310 2

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
8 Mark Brunell* 27 QB 14 14 9-5-0 264 435 60.7 3281 18 4.1 7 1.6 75 7.5 7.6 12.4 234.4 91.2 33 189 6.61 6.70 7.1 1 1
16 Steve Matthews 27 qb 2 1 1-0-0 26 40 65.0 275 0 0.0 0 0.0 43 6.9 6.9 10.6 137.5 84.9 1 0 6.71 6.71 2.4
11 Rob Johnson 24 qb 5 1 1-0-0 22 28 78.6 344 2 7.1 2 7.1 40 12.3 10.5 15.6 68.8 111.9 6 29 9.26 7.79 17.6 1 1
4 Bryan Barker*+ 33 P 16 0 1 1 100.0 22 0 0.0 0 0.0 22 22.0 22.0 22.0 1.4 118.7 0 0 22.00 22.00 0.0
Team Total 26.2 16 11-5-0 313 504 62.1 3922 20 4.0 9 1.8 75 7.8 7.8 12.5 245.1 92.0 40 218 6.81 6.80 7.4 2 2
Opp Total 16 320 532 60.2 3835 24 4.5 14 2.6 7.2 6.93 12.0 239.7 86.3 48 331 6.0 5.8 8.3

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Rushing Receiving
No. Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
20 Natrone Means 25 RB 14 11 244 823 9 20 3.4 58.8 17.4 15 104 6.9 0 21 1.1 7.4 927 9 5
33 James Stewart 26 rb 16 5 136 555 8 33 4.1 34.7 8.5 41 336 8.2 1 40 2.6 21.0 891 9 0
8 Mark Brunell* 27 QB 14 14 48 257 2 15 5.4 18.4 3.4 257 2 4
11 Rob Johnson 24 qb 5 1 10 34 1 25 3.4 6.8 2.0 34 1 0
31 Daimon Shelton 25 13 0 6 4 0 2 0.7 0.3 0.5 4 0 1
49 Ty Hallock 26 FB 15 7 4 21 0 11 5.3 1.4 0.3 18 131 7.3 1 23 1.2 8.7 152 1 0
80 Willie Jackson 26 KR 16 1 3 14 0 13 4.7 0.9 0.2 17 206 12.1 2 45 1.1 12.9 220 2 1
4 Bryan Barker*+ 33 P 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 1
23 Randy Jordan 27 7 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.3 0.1 2 0 0
16 Steve Matthews 27 qb 2 1 1 10 0 10 10.0 5.0 0.5 10 0 1
87 Keenan McCardell 27 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 85 1164 13.7 5 60 5.3 72.8 1164 5 0
82 Jimmy Smith* 28 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 82 1324 16.1 4 75 5.1 82.8 1324 4 1
83 Pete Mitchell 26 TE 16 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 35 380 10.9 4 33 2.2 23.8 380 4 0
86 Derek Brown 27 te 13 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 84 10.5 1 21 0.6 6.5 84 1 0
84 Reggie Barlow 24 PR 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 74 14.8 0 29 0.3 4.6 74 0 2
88 Damon Jones 23 te 11 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 87 17.4 2 26 0.5 7.9 87 2 0
28 Dana Hall 28 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 22 22.0 0 22 0.1 1.4 22 0 0
81 Will Moore 27 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 10 10.0 0 10 0.1 0.9 10 0 0
Team Total 26.2 16 454 1720 20 33 3.8 107.5 28.4 313 3922 12.5 20 75 19.6 245.1 5642 40 17
Opp Total 16 455 1734 12 3.8 108.4 28.4 320 3504 11.0 24 20.0 219.0 5238 36 26

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
84 Reggie Barlow 24 PR 16 0 36 412 0 52 11.4 10 267 1 92 26.7 753
80 Willie Jackson 26 KR 16 1 32 653 0 38 20.4 873
32 Mike Logan 23 11 0 10 236 0 39 23.6 236
83 Pete Mitchell 26 TE 16 12 2 17 0 12 8.5 397
45 Travis Davis 24 SS 16 16 1 9 0 9 9.0 9
49 Ty Hallock 26 FB 15 7 1 6 0 6 6.0 158
81 Will Moore 27 11 0 1 36 0 36 36.0 46
39 Chris Parker 25 1 0 1 9 0 9 9.0 9
Team Total 26.2 16 36 412 0 52 11.4 58 1233 1 92 21.3 7287
Opp Total 16 29 241 0 8.3 77 1730 0 22.5

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
1 Mike Hollis* 25 K 16 0 2 2 14 12 9 8 9 7 2 2 36 31 86.1% 41 41 100.0%
4 Bryan Barker*+ 33 P 16 0 66 2964 64 0 44.9
Team Total 26.2 16 2 2 14 12 9 8 9 7 2 2 36 31 86.1% 41 41 100.0% 66 2964 64 0 44.9
Opp Total 16 25 17 68.0% 32 31 96.9% 73 3059 41.9

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
45 Travis Davis 24 SS 16 16 2.0 1 23 0 23 0 2 0 3 10 0 72 21
41 Dave Thomas 29 LCB/rcb 16 16 2 34 0 23 0 2 0 1 0 0 76 12
58 Bryan Schwartz 26 MLB 16 16 0.5 0 0 1 0 0 58 21
50 Eddie Robinson 27 RLB 16 13 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 55 20
27 Deon Figures 27 RCB 16 12 5 48 0 32 0 56 2
51 Kevin Hardy 24 LLB 13 11 2.5 48 7
90 Tony Brackens 23 de 15 3 7.0 5 0 1 0 0 41 3
96 Clyde Simmons 33 RDE 16 13 8.5 2 0 0 0 0 34 6
99 Joel Smeenge 29 16 0 6.5 0 0 2 1 0 29 3
56 Jeff Lageman 30 LDE 16 16 5.0 2 0 1 0 0 22 6
94 Kelvin Pritchett 28 ldt 8 5 3.0 0 0 1 0 0 20 12
97 Renaldo Wynn 23 LDT 16 8 2.5 0 0 1 0 0 23 5
21 Aaron Beasley 24 lcb 9 7 1 5 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 25 0
92 Don Davey 29 RDT 10 10 3.0 2 0 0 0 0 18 10
52 Brant Boyer 26 lb 16 2 1.5 18 6
93 Esera Tuaolo 29 nt 6 1 1.0 13 3
91 Seth Payne 22 rdt 12 5 12 2
28 Dana Hall 28 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 11 1
57 Jeff Kopp 26 lb 16 3 1.0 1 9 0 9 0 7 6
26 Kevin Devine 23 12 0 6 0
32 Mike Logan 23 11 0 5 0
95 Jose White 24 3 0 3 2
54 James Hamilton 23 9 0 1.0 3 0
37 Chris Hudson 26 FS 16 16 3 26 0 23 0 0 1 2 32 1
20 Natrone Means 25 RB 14 11 0 5 0 0 0
8 Mark Brunell* 27 QB 14 14 0 4 0 -5 0
64 John Jurkovic 30 dt 3 3 1 2
84 Reggie Barlow 24 PR 16 0 0 2 1 0 0
82 Jimmy Smith* 28 WR 16 16 0 1 1 0 0
4 Bryan Barker*+ 33 P 16 0 0 1 0 -19 0
22 Bucky Brooks 26 3 0 0 1
80 Willie Jackson 26 KR 16 1 0 1 0 0 0
16 Steve Matthews 27 qb 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
83 Pete Mitchell 26 TE 16 12 0 0 1 0 0
29 Ricky Parker 23 12 0 0 1
31 Daimon Shelton 25 13 0 0 1 0 0 0
79 Dave Widell 32 C 16 12 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.2 16 47.0 14 145 0 32 0 17 17 19 19 1 656 152
Opp Total 16 40 26 11

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 Mike Hollis* 25 K 16 0 41 31 134
20 Natrone Means 25 RB 14 11 9 9 54
33 James Stewart 26 rb 16 5 8 1 9 54
87 Keenan McCardell 27 WR 16 16 5 5 30
83 Pete Mitchell 26 TE 16 12 4 4 24
82 Jimmy Smith* 28 WR 16 16 4 4 24
80 Willie Jackson 26 KR 16 1 2 2 1 14
8 Mark Brunell* 27 QB 14 14 2 2 12
37 Chris Hudson 26 FS 16 16 1 1 2 12
88 Damon Jones 23 te 11 3 2 2 12
84 Reggie Barlow 24 PR 16 0 1 1 6
86 Derek Brown 27 te 13 8 1 1 6
49 Ty Hallock 26 FB 15 7 1 1 6
11 Rob Johnson 24 qb 5 1 1 1 6
Team Total 26.2 16 20 20 1 1 1 43 1 41 31 394
Opp Total 16 12 24 1 2 1 31 17 318