2008 Jacksonville Jaguars season

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2008 Jacksonville Jaguars season
Head coach Jack Del Rio
Home field Jacksonville Municipal Stadium
Results
Record 5–11
Division place 4th AFC South
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers None
Uniform
AFCS-2008-Uniform-JAX.PNG
Timeline
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< 2007 2009 >

The 2008 Jacksonville Jaguars season was the 14th season for the team in the National Football League. The Jaguars failed to improve upon their 11–5 record from 2007 and did not make the playoffs, contrary to many preseason predictions.[1]

The Jaguars struggled to a 5–11 finish, the franchise's worst record since 2003. The team's struggles were in part, the result of a rash of injuries to the team's offensive line. The Jaguars lost starting guards Vince Manuwai and Maurice Williams for the season within the first quarter of the opening game. Tackle Richard Collier's career ended in early September when he was brutally attacked and shot 14 times.[2] Center Brad Meester missed the first two months of the season and guard Chris Naeole, signed to the roster mid-season in response to these injuries, was injured in pregame warmups before playing a single snap. Against teams with smaller defensive linemen, the 2008 Jaguars offense resembled the 2007 offense, because the line was able to dominate. An example is the 23–21 victory in Indianapolis against the Colts that saw David Garrard drive the Jaguars into field goal range in the final minute and Josh Scobee boot the game winning 51-yard field goal. However, the Jaguars struggled mostly, especially in the second half of the season as evidenced by a 19–21 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals who entered the game with an 0–8 record.

Notable roster changes[edit]

2008 NFL Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick # Overall Name Position College
1 8 8 Derrick Harvey Defensive End Florida
2 21 52 Quentin Groves Defensive End Auburn
5 20 155 Thomas Williams Linebacker USC
5 24 159 Trae Williams Cornerback USF
7 6 213 Chauncey Washington Running back USC

Source:[3]

Trades and free agent signings[edit]

Richard Collier shooting[edit]

On September 2, 2008, third-year offensive tackle Richard Collier was shot outside an apartment building in Jacksonville while waiting for his girlfriend with a friend of his, former teammate Kenny Pettway, in his Cadillac Escalade.[4] He was shot 14 times, largely in his lower torso and upper legs. Five bullets lodged in his bladder, and two struck his spine, severing his spinal cord. He was critically wounded, and spent three weeks on a ventilator. He was left paraplegic, as well as having his left leg amputated below the knee due to embolisms.

Final roster[edit]

Jacksonville Jaguars 2008 final roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists

Practice Squad

Rookies in italics

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site TV NFL Recap
Final score Team record
1 August 9 7:30pm EDT Atlanta Falcons W 20–17 1–0 Jacksonville Municipal Stadium WTEV-TV Recap
2 August 16 7:30pm EDT Miami Dolphins L 19–14 1–1 Jacksonville Municipal Stadium WTEV-TV Recap
3 August 23 7:30 EDT at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 23–17 2–1 Raymond James Stadium WTEV-TV Recap
4 August 28 7:00pm EDT at Washington Redskins W 24–3 3–1 FedExField NBC Recap

Regular season[edit]

Week Date Kickoff Opponent Results Game Site TV NFL Recap
Final score Team record
1 September 7 1:00pm EDT at Tennessee Titans L 17–10 0–1 LP Field CBS Recap
2 September 14 1:00pm EDT Buffalo Bills L 20–16 0–2 Jacksonville Municipal Stadium CBS Recap
3 September 21 4:15pm EDT at Indianapolis Colts W 23–21 1–2 Lucas Oil Stadium CBS Recap
4 September 28 1:00pm EDT Houston Texans W 30–27OT 2–2 Jacksonville Municipal Stadium CBS Recap
5 October 5 8:15pm EDT Pittsburgh Steelers L 26–21 2–3 Jacksonville Municipal Stadium NBC Recap
6 October 12 4:05pm EDT at Denver Broncos W 24–17 3–3 Invesco Field at Mile High CBS Recap
7 Bye
8 October 26 4:05pm EST Cleveland Browns L 23–17 3–4 Jacksonville Municipal Stadium CBS Recap
9 November 2 1:00pm EST at Cincinnati Bengals L 21–19 3–5 Paul Brown Stadium CBS Recap
10 November 9 1:00pm EST at Detroit Lions W 38–14 4–5 Ford Field CBS Recap
11 November 16 4:15pm EST Tennessee Titans L 24–14 4–6 Jacksonville Municipal Stadium CBS Recap
12 November 23 1:00pm EST Minnesota Vikings L 30–12 4–7 Jacksonville Municipal Stadium Fox Recap
13 December 1 8:00pm EST at Houston Texans L 30–17 4–8 Reliant Stadium ESPN Recap
14 December 7 1:00pm EST at Chicago Bears L 23–10 4–9 Soldier Field CBS Recap
15 December 14 1:00pm EST Green Bay Packers W 20–16 5–9 Jacksonville Municipal Stadium Fox Recap
16 December 18 8:15pm EST Indianapolis Colts L 31–24 5–10 Jacksonville Municipal Stadium NFLN Recap
17 December 28 4:15pm EST at Baltimore Ravens L 27–7 5–11 M&T Bank Stadium CBS Recap
NOTES:
Division games are in bold text.
All games are on Sunday unless otherwise noted.

Standings[edit]

AFC South
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(1) Tennessee Titans 13 3 0 .813 4–2 9–3 375 234 L1
(5) Indianapolis Colts 12 4 0 .750 4–2 10–2 377 298 W9
Houston Texans 8 8 0 .500 2–4 5–7 366 394 W1
Jacksonville Jaguars 5 11 0 .313 2–4 3–9 302 367 L2

Regular season results[edit]

Week 1: at Tennessee Titans[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 0 7 0 3 10
Titans 3 7 0 7 17

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

With the loss, the Jaguars started their season at 0–1.

Week 2: vs. Buffalo Bills[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bills 7 3 0 10 20
Jaguars 0 3 10 3 16

at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium, Jacksonville, Florida

With the loss, the Jaguars started their season at 0–2.

Week 3: at Indianapolis Colts[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 0 10 7 6 23
Colts 7 7 0 7 21

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

With the win, the Jaguars improved to 1–2.

Week 4: vs. Houston Texans[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Texans 3 7 7 10 0 27
Jaguars 7 3 7 10 3 30

at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium, Jacksonville, Florida

With the win, the Jaguars improved to 2–2.

Week 5: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Steelers 7 13 0 6 26
Jaguars 14 0 0 7 21

at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium, Jacksonville, Florida

With the loss, the Jaguars fell to 2–3.

Week 6: at Denver Broncos[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 3 7 14 0 24
Broncos 7 0 3 7 17

at Invesco Field at Mile High, Denver, Colorado

With the win, the Jaguars went into their bye week at 3–3.

Week 8: vs. Cleveland Browns[edit]

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

at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium, Jacksonville, Florida

With the loss, the Jaguars fell to 3–4.

Week 9: at Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 0 3 0 16 19
Bengals 7 7 7 0 21

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

With the loss, the Jaguars fell to 3–5.

Week 10: at Detroit Lions[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 3 21 7 7 38
Lions 7 0 0 7 14

at Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan

With the win, the Jaguars improved to 4–5.

Week 11: vs. Tennessee Titans[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Titans 3 0 14 7 24
Jaguars 0 14 0 0 14

at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium, Jacksonville, Florida

With the loss, the Jaguars fell to 4–6.

Week 12: vs. Minnesota Vikings[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 17 0 3 10 30
Jaguars 7 3 0 2 12

at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium, Jacksonville, Florida

With the loss, the Jaguars fell to 4–7.

Week 13: at Houston Texans[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 0 0 3 14 17
Texans 10 0 6 14 30

at Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas

With the loss, the Jaguars fell to 4–8.

Week 14: at Chicago Bears[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 3 0 0 7 10
Bears 10 10 0 3 23

at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

With the loss, the Jaguars fell to 4–9.

Week 15: vs. Green Bay Packers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 3 10 0 3 16
Jaguars 7 0 0 13 20

at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium, Jacksonville, Florida

With the win, the Jaguars improved to 5–9.

Week 16: vs. Indianapolis Colts[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 0 7 7 17 31
Jaguars 7 10 7 0 24

at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium, Jacksonville, Florida

With the loss, the Jaguars fell to 5–10.

Week 17: at Baltimore Ravens[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 7 0 0 0 7
Ravens 3 21 3 0 27

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

With the loss, the Jaguars finished the season at 5–11 and last place in the AFC South.

Notes and references[edit]