2015 Jacksonville Jaguars season

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2015 Jacksonville Jaguars season
Jacksonville Jaguars wordmark.svg
Head coach Gus Bradley
General manager David Caldwell
Owner Shahid Khan
Home field EverBank Field
Results
Record 5–11
Division place 3rd AFC South
Playoff finish Did not qualify
Pro Bowlers WR Allen Robinson
Uniform
Jaguars13 uniforms.png

The 2015 Jacksonville Jaguars season was the franchise's 21st season in the National Football League and the third under head coach Gus Bradley. The Jaguars improved on their 3–13 record in 2014, finishing with a 5–11 record and winning their most games in a season since 2011. While they improved upon their previous 2 seasons, the Jaguars were eliminated from playoff contention before their Week 16 loss to the New Orleans Saints when the Houston Texans defeated the Tennessee Titans earlier in the day.

Roster changes[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Acquisitions[edit]

Departures[edit]

Trades[edit]

2015 draft class[edit]

2015 Jacksonville Jaguars Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
1 3 Dante Fowler, Jr. DE Florida
2 36 T. J. Yeldon RB Alabama
3 67 A. J. Cann G South Carolina
4 104 James Sample S Louisville
5 139 Rashad Greene WR Florida State
6 180 Michael Bennett DT Ohio State
7 220 Neal Sterling WR Monmouth
229 Ben Koyack TE Notre Dame

Notes

  • The Jaguars traded their fourth-round selection (No. 103 overall) to the New York Jets for the Jets' No. 104, and No. 229 overall draft picks.
  • Fowler tore his ACL on the first day of mini-camp and missed the entirety of his rookie season.[3][4]

Undrafted rookie free agents[edit]

The following is a list of notable rookie free agents signed by the Jaguars after the 2015 NFL Draft:

Player Position College Status
Thurston Armbrister Linebacker Miami (FL) Made 53-man roster
Corey Grant Running back Auburn Made 53-man roster
Nick Marshall Cornerback Auburn Made 53-man roster
Chris Reed Guard Minnesota State–Mankato Made practice squad
Todd Thomas Linebacker Pittsburgh Made practice squad

Staff[edit]

2015 Jacksonville Jaguars staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

Final roster[edit]

2015 Jacksonville Jaguars 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
53 Active, 13 Inactive, 10 Practice squad

Schedule[edit]

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 14 Pittsburgh Steelers W 23–21 1–0 EverBank Field Recap
2 August 22 at New York Giants L 12–22 1–1 MetLife Stadium Recap
3 August 28 Detroit Lions L 17–22 1–2 EverBank Field Recap
4 September 3 at Washington Redskins W 17–16 2–2 FedExField Recap

Regular season[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 13 Carolina Panthers L 9–20 0–1 EverBank Field Recap
2 September 20 Miami Dolphins W 23–20 1–1 EverBank Field Recap
3 September 27 at New England Patriots L 17–51 1–2 Gillette Stadium Recap
4 October 4 at Indianapolis Colts L 13–16 (OT) 1–3 Lucas Oil Stadium Recap
5 October 11 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 31–38 1–4 Raymond James Stadium Recap
6 October 18 Houston Texans L 20–31 1–5 EverBank Field Recap
7 October 25 Buffalo Bills W 34–31 2–5 Wembley Stadium (London, England) Recap
8 Bye
9 November 8 at New York Jets L 23–28 2–6 MetLife Stadium Recap
10 November 15 at Baltimore Ravens W 22–20 3–6 M&T Bank Stadium Recap
11 November 19 Tennessee Titans W 19–13 4–6 EverBank Field Recap
12 November 29 San Diego Chargers L 25–31 4–7 EverBank Field Recap
13 December 6 at Tennessee Titans L 39–42 4–8 Nissan Stadium Recap
14 December 13 Indianapolis Colts W 51–16 5–8 EverBank Field Recap
15 December 20 Atlanta Falcons L 17–23 5–9 EverBank Field Recap
16 December 27 at New Orleans Saints L 27–38 5–10 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
17 January 3 at Houston Texans L 6–30 5–11 NRG Stadium Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: vs. Carolina Panthers[edit]

Week One: Carolina Panthers at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Panthers 3 7 7320
Jaguars 3 6 009

at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Game information

Week 2: vs. Miami Dolphins[edit]

Week Two: Miami Dolphins at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Dolphins 3 10 7020
Jaguars 10 10 0323

at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Game information

Week 3: at New England Patriots[edit]

Week Three: Jacksonville Jaguars at New England Patriots – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jaguars 0 3 7717
Patriots 10 10 171451

at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

Game information

Week 4: at Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Week Four: Jacksonville Jaguars at Indianapolis Colts – Game summary
1 2 34OTTotal
Jaguars 3 10 00013
Colts 3 7 03316

at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana

Game information

Week 5: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

Week Five: Jacksonville Jaguars at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jaguars 0 14 10731
Buccaneers 3 17 11738

at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

Game information

Week 6: vs. Houston Texans[edit]

Week Six: Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Texans 7 3 02131
Jaguars 0 7 7620

at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

  • Date: October 18
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: 73 °F (23 °C), 0% chance of rain
  • Game attendance: 58,085
  • Referee: Brad Allen
  • TV announcers (CBS): Tom McCarthy and Adam Archuleta
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Week 7: vs. Buffalo Bills[edit]

NFL International Series

Week Seven: Buffalo Bills at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bills 3 10 01831
Jaguars 0 27 0734

at Wembley Stadium, London, England

Game information

Week 9: at New York Jets[edit]

Week Nine: Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Jets – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jaguars 3 7 31023
Jets 14 0 7728

at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Game information

Week 10: at Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Week Ten: Jacksonville Jaguars at Baltimore Ravens – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jaguars 7 3 3922
Ravens 0 14 0620

at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore, Maryland

  • Date: November 15
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 60 °F (16 °C), partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 70,837
  • Referee: Pete Morelli
  • TV announcers (CBS): Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots and Chris Fischer
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Week 11: vs. Tennessee Titans[edit]

Week Eleven: Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Titans 3 3 7013
Jaguars 0 6 31019

at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Game information

Week 12: vs. San Diego Chargers[edit]

Week Twelve: San Diego Chargers at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Chargers 0 21 3731
Jaguars 6 3 31325

at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

  • Date: November 29
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 75 °F (24 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 59,477
  • Referee: Jerome Boger
  • TV announcers (CBS): Spero Dedes and Solomon Wilcots
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Week 13: at Tennessee Titans[edit]

Week Thirteen: Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jaguars 0 12 72039
Titans 7 14 02142

at Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee

Game information

Week 14: vs. Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Week Fourteen: Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Colts 3 10 3016
Jaguars 3 6 212151

at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

  • Date: December 13
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 79 °F (26 °C), clear
  • Game attendance: 62,372
  • Referee: Carl Cheffers
  • TV announcers (CBS): Tom McCarthy and Adam Archuleta
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Week 15: vs. Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Week Fifteen: Atlanta Falcons at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Falcons 7 10 0623
Jaguars 0 3 14017

at EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Game information

Week 16: at New Orleans Saints[edit]

Week Sixteen: Jacksonville Jaguars at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jaguars 0 6 13827
Saints 14 10 7738

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Date: December 27
  • Game time: 4:05 p.m. EST/3:05 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 73,064
  • Referee: Ron Torbert
  • TV announcers (CBS): Andrew Catalon, Steve Beuerlein and Steve Tasker
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Week 17: at Houston Texans[edit]

Week Seventeen: Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jaguars 0 3 306
Texans 3 17 01030

at Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas

  • Date: January 3, 2016
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 71,899
  • Referee: Terry McAulay
  • TV announcers (CBS): Spero Dedes and Solomon Wilcots
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

Standings[edit]

Division[edit]

AFC South
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(4) Houston Texans 9 7 0 .563 5–1 7–5 339 313 W3
Indianapolis Colts 8 8 0 .500 4–2 6–6 333 408 W2
Jacksonville Jaguars 5 11 0 .313 2–4 5–7 376 448 L3
Tennessee Titans 3 13 0 .188 1–5 1–11 299 423 L4

Conference[edit]

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division Leaders
1[a] Denver Broncos West 12 4 0 .750 4–2 8–4 .500 .479 W2
2[a] New England Patriots East 12 4 0 .750 4–2 9–3 .473 .448 L2
3[a] Cincinnati Bengals North 12 4 0 .750 5–1 9–3 .477 .406 W1
4 Houston Texans South 9 7 0 .563 5–1 7–5 .496 .410 W3
Wild Cards
5 Kansas City Chiefs West 11 5 0 .688 5–1 10–2 .496 .432 W10
6[b] Pittsburgh Steelers North 10 6 0 .625 3–3 7–5 .504 .463 W1
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7[b] New York Jets East 10 6 0 .625 3–3 7–5 .441 .388 L1
8[c] Buffalo Bills East 8 8 0 .500 4–2 7–5 .508 .438 W2
9[c] Indianapolis Colts South 8 8 0 .500 4–2 6–6 .500 .406 W2
10 Oakland Raiders West 7 9 0 .438 3–3 7–5 .512 .366 L1
11 Miami Dolphins East 6 10 0 .375 1–5 4–8 .469 .469 W2
12[c] Jacksonville Jaguars South 5 11 0 .313 2–4 5–7 .473 .375 L3
13[c] Baltimore Ravens North 5 11 0 .313 3–3 4–8 .508 .425 L1
14 San Diego Chargers West 4 12 0 .250 0–6 3–9 .527 .328 L2
15[c] Cleveland Browns North 3 13 0 .188 1–5 2–10 .531 .271 L3
16[c] Tennessee Titans South 3 13 0 .188 1–5 1–11 .492 .375 L4
Tiebreakers[d]
  1. ^ a b c Denver finished ahead of New England and Cincinnati for the No. 1 seed based on head-to-head sweep. New England finished ahead of Cincinnati for the No. 2 seed based
    on record vs. common opponents — New England's cumulative record against Buffalo, Denver, Houston and Pittsburgh was 4–1, while Cincinnati's cumulative record against
    the same four teams was 2–3.
  2. ^ a b Pittsburgh finished ahead of the New York Jets for the No. 6 seed and qualified for the last playoff spot based on record vs. common opponents — Pittsburgh's cumulative
    record against Cleveland, Indianapolis, New England and Oakland was 4–1, while the Jets' cumulative record against the same four teams was 3–2.
  3. ^ a b c d e f The tiebreaker was based on head-to-head victory.
  4. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Oehser, John. "'15 free agency: Thomas, Odrick, Parnell, Skuta, House, Brown finalize deals". Jaguars.com. Archived from the original on 2016-01-05. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  2. ^ DiRocco, Mike. "Jaguars trade kicker Josh Scobee to Steelers". ESPN.com. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  3. ^ Payne, Marissa (May 8, 2015). "Jaguars first-round pick Dante Fowler reportedly out for season after injuring knee". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 8, 2015.
  4. ^ Wilhalme, Matt (May 8, 2015). "Video: Jaguars first-rounder Dante Fowler Jr. tears ACL in practice". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 8, 2015.

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