2015 Schedule Features Back-to-Back Home Games to Open Season, Jaguars Host Prime Time Game Against Tennessee
The Jacksonville Jaguars’ 2015 schedule is highlighted by back-to-back games at EverBank Field to begin the season, a trip to London to play the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, October 25 and a nationally-televised home game on NFL Network against the Tennessee Titans on Thursday, November 19. The Jaguars open the season at home on Sunday, September 13 against the Carolina Panthers.
The Jaguars have back-to-back home games to open the season for the fifth time in franchise history (1996, 2001, 2006, 2007). Three of the club’s first four games are against 2014 playoff teams and five of the first six games are against teams that finished .500 or above in 2014.
Fifteen of the Jaguars’ 16 regular season games will be played on Sundays, with 13 scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Eastern kickoffs, one at 9:30 a.m., one at 4:05 p.m. and one at 8:25 p.m. The Jaguars play consecutive games at EverBank Field three times and consecutive road games three times including a stretch of three straight games in the first five weeks.
The 2015 schedule for the Jaguars features four teams that qualified for the 2014 postseason – the Panthers (Sept. 13), New England (Sept. 27), the Colts twice (Oct. 4, Dec. 13) and the Ravens (Nov. 15). The Jaguars will play on NFL Network for the seventh time in the last eight seasons when they host the Titans. The Jaguars have played in 34 nationally-televised prime time games in their 20 seasons with at least one each season and eight overall on Thursday night.
The Jaguars open the 2015 season and 21st season in franchise history at home for the 12th time overall as they host Carolina on Sunday, September 13. It marks the fifth time in franchise history and second consecutive season the club will open the season against an NFC team (1998, 2003, 2012, 2014). The Jaguars own a 3-2 mark against the Panthers including a 2-0 record at EverBank Field. In week two, the Jaguars play a second consecutive home game as they battle the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, September 20 at 4:05 p.m. It marks the second straight season and seventh time overall the clubs will meet in the regular season.
The Jaguars face a slate of three straight road games with trips to defending Super Bowl champion New England (Sept. 27), Indianapolis (Oct. 4) and Tampa Bay (Oct. 11). It marks the seventh time in franchise history the club will face a Super Bowl defending champion, with the last coming in 2007 against the Colts. The Jaguars open AFC South play against the Colts for the third straight season in week four.
Following a home game against division foe Houston on Sunday, October 18, the Jaguars won’t return to EverBank Field for 31 days. The Jaguars travel to London for a battle with the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, October 25 with kickoff scheduled for 9:30 a.m. ET. It marks the third game of a four-year commitment by the Jaguars to play one regular season game in the United Kingdom, all at Wembley Stadium. The game will be the first to be distributed over a digital platform that will be available worldwide, in addition to local broadcasts in Jacksonville and Buffalo on CBS.
The Jaguars’ open date is scheduled for Sunday, November 1. Following the bye week, the Jaguars finish the regular season with five road games and four home games. The Jaguars open up November with back-to-back road games beginning on Sunday, November 8 against the New York Jets followed by a tilt with Baltimore on Sunday, November 15. The Jaguars and Ravens are meeting for the second straight season at M&T Bank Stadium. Four days later, the Jaguars welcome Tennessee to EverBank Field on Thursday, November 19 for an 8:25 kickoff on NFL Network. It marks the second straight season the teams will meet on a Thursday night in Jacksonville.
San Diego visits EverBank Field on Sunday, November 29, the third straight season the clubs will meet in the regular season and fourth time in the last five seasons. Following a visit to Tennessee on Sunday, December 6, the Jaguars wrap up the home portion of their schedule with back-to-back games against the Colts on Sunday, December 13 and the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, December 20.
The Jaguars close out the 2015 regular season schedule with back-to-back road games, at New Orleans on Sunday, December 27 and at Houston on Sunday, January 3. The Jaguars and Saints are meeting for the first time since 2007 and only the third time overall in New Orleans. The Jaguars conclude the regular season against the Texans for the second straight year and it marks the ninth time in the last 10 seasons the Jaguars finish on the road.
In an effort to provide the best ticket value for fans, the Jaguars are introducing a dynamic pricing system for single game tickets for the 2015 season. Utilizing advanced pricing software, the Jaguars will be able to adjust single game ticket prices in real-time based on ticket availability and changing factors such as league standings, opposing team, rivalries, star players, day of the week, supply and demand.
Dynamic pricing empowers fans by providing more options during their ticket purchasing process as well as delivering ticket prices that better reflect actual market value. Similar to the travel and entertainment industries, fans who purchase their tickets early are more likely to get the best value and best locations.
Jacksonville Jaguars season ticket and mini-plan holders will still pay the best price for their seats. Fans will be able to purchase single game tickets online through jaguars.com and at the Jaguars ticket office at EverBank Field.
Preseason schedule notes
The Jaguars will play two preseason games on Friday, one on Saturday and conclude the preseason on a Thursday. The Jaguars open the preseason at home against Pittsburgh on Friday, August 14, the first-ever meeting between the teams in the preseason. The Jaguars will visit the New York Giants on Saturday, August 22, the eighth preseason meeting between the clubs. Detroit visits EverBank Field on Friday, August 28 for a game nationally televised on CBS. The Lions and Jaguars are meeting in the preseason for the second straight year with both games coming in Week Three. The preseason wraps up with a road game at Washington on Thursday, September 3.
The Jaguars play two home games in September when they host Carolina (Sept. 13) and Miami (Sept. 20). The Jaguars have had five games with temperature at kickoff of 88 degrees or higher in franchise history, with three at home and two on the road. Five of the Jaguars' seven home games in 2014 were played with temperatures at 70 degrees or higher with a season-high of 85 degrees in week three against Indianapolis on September 21.
Three-game stretch looms for Jaguars
Following back-to-back home games to open the season, the Jaguars will play three straight road games as they visit New England (Sept. 27), Indianapolis (Oct. 4) and Tampa Bay (Oct. 11). It marks the seventh time (1997, 1998, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2011) in franchise history the Jaguars will face a three-game road stretch during a season.
Jaguars game in London to be distributed over digital platform
The Jaguars will play host to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, October 25 at London’s Wembley Stadium. It marks the third game of a four-year commitment by the Jaguars to play one regular season game in the United Kingdom, all at Wembley Stadium. The game will be the first to be distributed over a digital platform that will be available worldwide. The game, which is scheduled for a 9:30 a.m. ET kickoff, will also be broadcast on free, over-the-air television channels in Buffalo and Jacksonville. It marks the first time the NFL plans to use a distributor other than a television network for a national game.
Jaguars to battle NFC South
The Jaguars will face all four NFC South teams in 2015 for the fourth time (2003, 2007, 2011) in franchise history. The club last faced the NFC South in 2011 and finished 1-3. The Jaguars host Carolina (Sept. 13) on Kickoff Weekend and Atlanta visits EverBank Field on Dec. 20. The Jaguars will visit Tampa Bay (Oct. 11) and New Orleans (Dec. 27). The Jaguars open and close the home portion of their schedule against NFC South foes.
Super Bowl participants
The Jaguars will face Super Bowl champion New England on Sunday, September 27. It marks the 15th time in franchise history the club will play a participant from the previous Super Bowl in the regular season. The Jaguars have faced six Super Bowl defending champions including the Colts in 2007.
First in franchise history
The Jaguars will open a season with two straight home games and conclude the season with consecutive road games for the first time in franchise history. The Jaguars have back-to-back home games to begin the season for the fifth time in franchise history (1996, 2001, 2006, 2007). It marks only the fourth time in franchise history the Jaguars will finish a regular season with back-to-back road games (1997, 2000, 2009). The Jaguars visit Houston in the regular season finale for the second straight year and it marks the ninth time in the last 10 seasons the Jaguars finish on the road.
On the road again
While the Jaguars open the season with two home games, the club will be away from EverBank Field in six of the first nine weeks of the regular season. Following a home game against Houston on Sunday, October 18, the Jaguars don’t return to EverBank Field for a stretch of 31 days until they host Tennessee on Thursday, November 19.
Thursday prime time game
The Jaguars host the Tennessee Titans on Thursday, November 19 in a game nationally televised on NFL Network, the second straight season the teams will meet on Thursday night. The Jaguars have played on NFL Network in six of the last seven seasons and own a 3-5 record on Thursday night with seven of the games coming at EverBank Field.
The Jaguars have played in 34 nationally televised prime time games in their 20 seasons with at least one each season with 26 at home and eight on the road and own a 16-18 mark. Of the 34 games, 15 were on Monday night, 11 on Sunday night and eight on Thursday night. In prime time the Jaguars have appeared on the following networks: ESPN (18), ABC (8), NFL Network (6), TNT (1) and NBC (1).
Ending in division play
The Jaguars will conclude the regular season against an AFC South rival for the fifth consecutive season. The Jaguars visit Houston on Sunday, January 3, the fourth time the two teams will meet in the regular season finale. The Jaguars finish the regular season on the road for the ninth time in the last 10 seasons.
One game in domed stadium
The Jaguars will play one regular season game in a domed stadium in 2015, Sunday, December 27 at New Orleans, after not playing a regular season game in a domed stadium in 2014. The Jaguars have played a game in a domed stadium 16 of the previous 20 regular seasons in team history. The only seasons the team did not play in a domed stadium were 1997, 2009, 2010 and 2014. Houston and Indianapolis have retractable roofs.
Grass vs. turf in 2015
The Jaguars will play 14 of their 20 games, including the preseason, on grass. The week two preseason game at the New York Giants (Aug. 22) will be played on artificial turf, and during the regular season at New England (Sept. 27), at Indianapolis (Oct. 4), at New York Jets (Nov. 8), at Baltimore (Nov. 15) and at New Orleans (Dec. 27) will be on turf.
Chargers becoming familiar opponent
The Jaguars will not travel to the west coast in 2015 but will host the San Diego Chargers on Sunday, November 29. The Jaguars and Chargers are meeting for the third straight season and fourth time in the last five seasons.
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