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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.

Notable roster changes

2008 NFL Draft picks

Round Pick # Overall Name Position College
1 8 8 Derrick Harvey Defensive End Floridamarker
2 21 52 Quentin Groves Defensive End Auburnmarker
5 20 155 Thomas Williams Linebacker USCmarker
5 24 159 Trae Williams Cornerback USFmarker
7 6 213 Chauncey Washington Running back USCmarker
Source:

Trades and free agent signings



Richard Collier shooting

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. 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

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

Preseason

Week Kickoff Date Opponent Result Record Game Site TV NFL.com Recap
1 7:30 p.m. August 9, 2008 Atlanta Falcons W 20-17 1-0 Jacksonville Municipal Stadiummarker WTEVmarker Recap
2 7:30 p.m. August 16, 2008 Miami Dolphins L 14-19 1-1 Jacksonville Municipal Stadiummarker WTEV Recap
3 7:30 p.m. August 23, 2008 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 23-17 2-1 Raymond James Stadiummarker WTEV Recap
4 7:00 p.m. August 28, 2008 Washington Redskins W 24-3 3-1 FedEx Fieldmarker NBC Recap
All times Eastern


Regular season

Week Kickoff Date Opponent Result Record Game Site TV NFL.com Recap
1 1:00 p.m. September 7, 2008 Tennessee Titans L 10-17 0-1 LP Fieldmarker CBS Recap
2 1:00 p.m. September 14, 2008 Buffalo Bills L 16-20 0-2 Jacksonville Municipal Stadiummarker CBS Recap
3 4:15 p.m. September 21, 2008 Indianapolis Colts W 23-21 1-2 Lucas Oil Stadiummarker CBS Recap
4 1:00 p.m. September 28, 2008 Houston Texans W 30-27 OT 2-2 Jacksonville Municipal Stadiummarker CBS Recap
5 8:15 p.m. October 5, 2008 Pittsburgh Steelers L 21-26 2-3 Jacksonville Municipal Stadiummarker NBC Recap
6 4:05 p.m. October 12, 2008 Denver Broncos W 24-17 3-3 Invesco Fieldmarker CBS Recap
7 Bye
8 4:05 p.m. October 26, 2008 Cleveland Browns L 23-17 3-4 Jacksonville Municipal Stadiummarker CBS Recap
9 1:00 p.m. November 2, 2008 Cincinnati Bengals L 21-19 3-5 Paul Brown Stadiummarker CBS Recap
10 1:00 p.m. November 9, 2008 Detroit Lions W 38-14 4-5 Ford Fieldmarker CBS Recap
11 4:15 p.m. November 16, 2008 Tennessee Titans L 24-14 4-6 Jacksonville Municipal Stadiummarker CBS Recap
12 1:00 p.m. November 23, 2008 Minnesota Vikings L 30-12 4-7 Jacksonville Municipal Stadiummarker Fox Recap
13 8:30 p.m. December 1, 2008 Houston Texans L 30-17 4-8 Reliant Stadiummarker ESPN Recap
14 1:00 p.m. December 7, 2008 Chicago Bears L 23-10 4-9 Soldier Fieldmarker CBS Recap
15 1:00 p.m. December 14, 2008 Green Bay Packers W 20-16 5-9 Jacksonville Municipal Stadiummarker Fox Recap
16 8:15 p.m. December 18, 2008 Indianapolis Colts L 31-24 5-10 Jacksonville Municipal Stadiummarker NFLN Recap
17 4:15 p.m. December 28, 2008 Baltimore Ravens L 27-7 5-11 M&T Bank Stadiummarker CBS Recap
All times Eastern


Standings

Regular season results

Week 1: at Tennessee Titans

at LP Fieldmarker, Nashville, Tennesseemarker

The Jaguars began their 2008 season on the road against their AFC South rival, the Tennessee Titans. In the first quarter, Tennessee scored first with a 47 yard Rob Bironas field goal. In the second quarter, the Jaguars responded with Quarterback David Garrard completing a 1-yard touchdown pass to Greg Jones. Vince Young would then complete a 7-yard touchdown pass to Chris Johnson. After a scoreless third quarter, the Titans pulled away with running back LenDale White scoring from 1-yard out. Jacksonville's only response would be kicker Josh Scobee's 27-yard field goal and Jacksonville began the season at 0-1.

David Garrard, who threw only 3 interceptions in 2007, was intercepted twice by Titans CB Cortland Finnegan.

Week 2: vs. Buffalo Bills

at Jacksonville Municipal Stadiummarker, Jacksonville, Floridamarker

Hoping to rebound from their divisional home loss to the Titans, the Jaguars played their Week 2 home opener against the Buffalo Bills. In the first quarter, Jacksonville trailed early as Bills Running back Marshawn Lynch got an 11-yard touchdown run. In the second quarter, Jacksonville responded with kicker Josh Scobee making a 28-yard field goal. Buffalo would close out the half with a 21 yard Rian Lindell field goal. In the third quarter, Jacksonville took the lead with Maurice Jones-Drew getting a 2-yard touchdown run, along with Scobee's 50-yard field goal. In the fourth quarter, the Jags increased their lead with another Scobee field goal, this one 39-yards. The Bills would rally as quarterback Trent Edwards completed a 7-yard touchdown pass to Wide Receiver James Hardy, along with Lindell nailing a 45-yard field goal.

With yet another disappointing loss, the Jaguars fell to 0-2.

Week 3: at Indianapolis Colts

at Lucas Oil Stadiummarker, Indianapolis, Indianamarker

Still looking for their first win of the season, the Jaguars flew to Lucas Oil Stadiummarker for a Week 3 AFC South duel with the Indianapolis Colts. In the first quarter, Jacksonville trailed early as QB Peyton Manning completed a 4-yard TD pass to WR Marvin Harrison. In the second quarter, the Jags took the lead with kicker Josh Scobee getting a 26-yard field goal, along with CB Rashean Mathis returning an interception 61 yards for a touchdown. Indianapolis would reclaim the lead prior to halftime as RB Joseph Addai got a 3-yard TD run.

In the third quarter, the Jaguars reclaimed the lead as RB Maurice Jones-Drew got a 6-yard TD run. In the fourth quarter, Jacksonville increased its lead with Scobee kicking a 21-yard field goal. However, the Colts got the late lead with Addai getting a 2-yard TD run. Fortunately, the Jags got a late drive and won as Scobee nailed the game-winning 51-yard field goal.

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

Week 4: vs. Houston Texans

at Jacksonville Municipal Stadiummarker, Jacksonville, Floridamarker

Coming off their last-second divisional road win over the Colts, the Jaguars went home for a Week 4 AFC South duel with the Houston Texans. In the first quarter, the Jags drew first blood with FB Montell Owens taking a fake punt and running 41 yards for a touchdown. The Texans would respond with kicker Kris Brown getting a 27-yard field goal. In the second quarter, Houston took the lead with QB Matt Schaub completing a 30-yard TD pass to RB Steve Slaton. Jacksonville ended the half with kicker Josh Scobee getting a 46-yard field goal.

In the third quarter, the Jaguars regained the lead with QB David Garrard completing a 16-yard TD pass to WR Matt Jones. The Texans would tie the game with Schaub completing a 5-yard TD pass to WR Kevin Walter. In the fourth quarter, the Jags jumped out again with Scobee getting a 40-yard field goal. However, Houston retook the lead with Schaub completing an 8-yard TD pass to Walter. Afterwards, Jacksonville regained the lead with Garrard getting a 5-yard TD run, yet the Texans tied the game with Brown's 47-yard field goal. In overtime, Jacksonville prevailed as Scobee nailed the game-winning 37-yard field goal.

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

Week 5: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

at Jacksonville Municipal Stadiummarker, Jacksonville, Floridamarker

Coming off their divisional home win over the Texans, the Jaguars stayed at home for a Week 5 Sunday night duel with the Pittsburgh Steelers. In the first quarter, the Jags pounced first as CB Rashean Mathis returned an interception 72 yards for a touchdown. The Steelers would respond with QB Ben Roethlisberger completing a 1-yard TD pass to TE Heath Miller, yet Jacksonville answered with RB Maurice Jones-Drew getting a 1-yard TD run. In the second quarter, Pittsburgh took the lead with kicker Jeff Reed getting a 38-yard field goal, Roethlisberger completing a 48-yard TD pass to WR Nate Washington, and Reed making a 23-yard field goal.

After a scoreless third quarter, the Jaguars regained the lead in the fourth quarter as QB David Garrard completed a 24-yard TD pass to TE Marcedes Lewis. However, the Steelers got their lead back as Roethlisberger completed an 8-yard TD pass to WR Hines Ward (with a failed 2-point conversion). The Jags tried to get a late-game rally, but Pittsburgh's defense stiffened enough for the win.

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

Week 6: at Denver Broncos

at Invesco Field at Mile Highmarker, Denver, Coloradomarker

Hoping to rebound from their Sunday night home loss to the Steelers, the Jaguars flew to INVESCO Field at Mile Highmarker for a Week 6 duel with the Denver Broncos. In the first quarter, the Jags trailed early as Broncos QB Jay Cutler completed an 11-yard TD pass to WR Brandon Stokley. Jacksonville would respond with kicker Josh Scobee getting a 48-yard field goal. In the second quarter, the Jaguars took the lead as RB Maurice Jones-Drew got a 1-yard TD run.

In the third quarter, the Jags increased their lead as Jones-Drew got a 46-yard TD run. Denver tried to reply as kicker Matt Prater nailed a 39-yard field goal, yet Jacksonville answered QB David Garrard completing a 30-yard TD pass to TE Marcedes Lewis. In the fourth quarter, the Broncos tried to comeback as Cutler completed an 11-yard TD pass to TE Daniel Graham, yet the Jags' defense stiffened to hold Denver down for the rest of the game.

With the win, the Jaguars entered their bye week at 3-3.

Week 8: vs. Cleveland Browns

at Jacksonville Municipal Stadiummarker, Jacksonville, Floridamarker

Coming off their bye week, the Jaguars went home for a Week 8 duel with the Cleveland Browns. In the first quarter, the Jags trailed early as Browns QB Derek Anderson completed a 3-yard TD pass to WR Donté Stallworth. In the second quarter, Jacksonville responded with QB David Garrard completing a 5-yard TD pass to WR Reggie Williams. Cleveland would answer with RB Jamal Lewis getting a 2-yard TD run, along with kicker Phil Dawson getting a 32-yard field goal.

In the third quarter, the Jaguars began to creep back into the game as Garrard completed an 8-yard TD pass to WR Matt Jones. In the fourth quarter, Jacksonville tied the game as kicker Josh Scobee made a 53-yard field goal. The Browns would reply with Dawson nailing a 20-yard and a 42-yard field goal. The Jags did manage to get a late-game drive going, but three incompletions from deep in Cleveland's territory spelled Jacksonville's doom.

With another disappointing loss, the Jaguars fell to 3-4.

Week 9: at Cincinnati Bengals

at Paul Brown Stadiummarker, Cincinnati, Ohiomarker

Hoping to rebound from their home loss to the Browns, the Jaguars flew to Paul Brown Stadiummarker for a Week 9 duel with the 0-8 Cincinnati Bengals. In the first quarter, the Jags trailed early as Bengals QB Ryan Fitzpatrick completed a 2-yard TD pass to WR Chad Ocho Cinco. In the second quarter, Jacksonville continued to trail as Fitzpatick hooked up with Ocho Cinco again on a 10-yard TD pass. The Jaguars closed out the half with kicker Josh Scobee getting a 52-yard field goal.

In the third quarter, Cincinnati increased its lead with RB Cedric Benson getting a 7-yard TD run. In the fourth quarter, the Jags tried to mount a rally as Scobee nailed a 26-yard field goal, FB Montell Owens returned a fumbled kickoff 18 yards for a touchdown, and RB Maurice Jones-Drew getting a 1-yard TD run. However, the following 2-point conversion failed, allowing the Bengals to pick up their first win of the season.

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

Week 10: at Detroit Lions

at Ford Fieldmarker, Detroit, Michiganmarker

Coming off their embarrassing loss to the previously-winless Bengals, the Jaguars flew to Ford Fieldmarker for a Week 10 interconference duel with the winless Detroit Lions. In the first quarter, the Jags drew first blood as kicker Josh Scobee got a 34-yard field goal. The Lions would respond as QB Drew Stanton completed a 1-yard TD pass to TE John Owens. In the second quarter, Jacksonville took a huge lead as RB Maurice Jones-Drew got a 6-yard, a 1-yard, and an 8-yard TD run.

In the third quarter, the Jaguars increased their lead as QB David Garrard completed a 7-yard TD pass to WR Jerry Porter. In the fourth quarter, Jacksonville pulled away as Garrard completed a 10-yard TD pass to WR Troy Williamson. Detroit would close out the game with RB Kevin Smith getting a 1-yard TD run.

With the win, the Jaguars improved to 4-5. This was the first Jaguars' game this season decided by more than 7 points.

Week 11: vs. Tennessee Titans

at Jacksonville Municipal Stadiummarker, Jacksonville, Floridamarker

Coming off their road win over the winless Lions, the Jaguars went home for a Week 11 AFC South rematch with the Tennessee Titans. In the first quarter, the Jags trailed early as Titans kicker Rob Bironas nailed a 32-yard field goal. In the second quarter, Jacksonville took the lead as RB Maurice Jones-Drew got a 2-yard and a 1-yard TD run. In the third quarter, Tennessee regained the lead as QB Kerry Collins completed a 13-yard TD pass to WR Brandon Jones and a 56-yard TD pass to WR Justin Gage. In the fourth quarter, the Titans pulled away as Collins hooked up with Gage again on a 38-yard TD pass.

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

Week 12: vs. Minnesota Vikings

at Jacksonville Municipal Stadiummarker, Jacksonville, Floridamarker

Hoping to rebound from their loss to the Titans and keep any possible playoff hope alive, the Jaguars stayed at home for a Week 12 interconference duel with the Minnesota Vikings. In the first quarter, the Jags immediately trailed as Vikings LB Napoleon Harris returned a fumble 27 yards for a touchdown, along with RB Chester Taylor's 3-yard TD run. Jacksonville responded with QB David Garrard completing an 8-yard TD pass to WR Reggie Williams. Minnesota would answer with kicker Ryan Longwell getting a 54-yard field goal. In the second quarter, the Jaguars tried to keep pace as kicker Josh Scobee got a 21-yard field goal.

In the third quarter, the Vikings replied with Longwell making a 22-yard field goal. In the fourth quarter, Minnesota pulled away as Longwell nailed a 22-yard field goal, while RB Adrian Peterson got a 16-yard TD run. Jacksonville was given a safety when Minnesota punter Chris Kluwe ran out the back of his own end zone.

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

Week 13: at Houston Texans

at Reliant Stadiummarker, Houston, Texasmarker

Hoping to rebound from their home loss to the Vikings, the Jaguars flew to Reliant Stadiummarker for a Week 13 AFC South rematch with the Houston Texans. In the first quarter, Jacksonville trailed early as Texans QB Sage Rosenfels completed a 31-yard TD pass to WR Andre Johnson, along with kicker Kris Brown getting a 38-yard field goal. Following a scoreless second quarter, the Jaguars' defect increased in the third quarter as Brown made a 50-yard field goal. The Jags would get on the board as kicker Josh Scobee got a 29-yard field goal, but Houston answered with Brown nailing a 20-yard field goal. In the fourth quarter, the Texans began to pull away as RB Steve Slaton got a 7-yard TD run. The Jaguars tried to rally as RB Fred Taylor got a 4-yard TD run. However, Houston pulled away as Slaton got a 40-yard TD run. Jacksonville closed out the game with QB David Garrard completing an 18-yard TD pass to WR Reggie Williams.

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

On a positive note, Fred Taylor (9 carries for 6 yards and 1 TD) surpassed former Jags WR Jimmy Smith for the most career touchdowns in franchise history with his 70th TD.

Week 14: at Chicago Bears

at Soldier Fieldmarker, Chicago, Illinoismarker

Trying to snap a four-game losing streak, the Jaguars flew to Soldier Fieldmarker for a Week 14 interconference duel with the Chicago Bears. Jacksonville struggled early in the first quarter as Bears QB Kyle Orton completed a 2-yard TD pass to TE Desmond Clark. Despite the Jaguars answering with a 42-yard field goal from kicker Josh Scobee, Chicago answered right back with a 22-yard field goal from kicker Robbie Gould. In the second quarter, Jacksonville's season-long struggles continued as Gould gave the Bears a 36-yard field goal, along with Orton completing a 22-yard TD pass to TE Greg Olsen.

After a scoreless third quarter, the Jaguars tried to rally as QB David Garrard completed a 4-yard TD pass to RB Maurice Jones-Drew. However, following Gould's 35-yard field goal, Chicago's defense would shut down any possible comeback attempt from Jacksonville.

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

Side Note : Fred Taylor went on injury reserve shortly after this game, ending his season and possibly his career as a Jaguar.

Week 15: vs. Green Bay Packers

at Jacksonville Municipal Stadiummarker, Jacksonville, Floridamarker

Hoping to snap a five-game losing streak, the Jaguars went home for a Week 15 interconference duel with the Green Bay Packers. In the first quarter, Jacksonville delivered the first scratch as quarterback David Garrard completed a 30-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Dennis Northcutt. The Packers would respond with a 22-yard field goal from kicker Mason Crosby. Green Bay would take the lead in the second quarter as quarterback Aaron Rodgers completed a 4-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Greg Jennings, along with Crosby getting a 23-yard field goal. After a scoreless third quarter, the Jaguars regained the lead in the fourth quarter as Garrard completed a 14-yard touchdown pass to running back Maurice Jones-Drew. The Packers would retake the lead as Crosby nailed a 38-yard field goal, yet Jacksonville got the last laugh with Jones-Drew getting a 2-yard touchdown run (with a failed 2-point conversion).

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

Week 16: vs. Indianapolis Colts

at Jacksonville Municipal Stadiummarker, Jacksonville, Floridamarker

Coming off their win over the Packers, the Jaguars stayed at home for a Week 16 AFC South rematch with the Indianapolis Colts. In the first quarter, Jacksonville scored first as quarterback David Garrard completed a 28-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Dennis Northcutt. In the second quarter, the Jaguars added onto their lead as Garrard got a 2-yard touchdown run. The Colts would respond with quarterback Peyton Manning completing a 41-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Reggie Wayne. Jacksonville would end the half with a 44-yard field goal from kicker Josh Scobee.

Indianapolis tried to catch up in the third quarter as Manning completed a 10-yard touchdown pass to running back Dominic Rhodes, yet the Jaguars answered with running back Montell Owens getting a 2-yard touchdown run. However, in the fourth quarter, the Colts took the lead with Manning's 1-yard touchdown pass to tight end Dallas Clark, kicker Adam Vinatieri's 45-yard field goal, and defensive back Keiwan Ratliff's 35-yard interception return for a touchdown. Jacksonville would get a late-game drive deep into Indianapolis territory, but defensive end Dwight Freeney sacked Garrard to let time run out.

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

Prior to the game, former offensive tackle Richard Collier (who was shot and paralyzed during the offseason) was honored and even took part in the pregame coin flip as an honorary captain.

===Week 17: at Dallas Cowboys

at M&T Bank Stadiummarker, Dallas, Texasmarker

Hoping to end a disappointing season on a high note, the Jaguars closed out the season at M&T Bank Stadiummarker in a Week 17 duel with the Dallas Cowboys. Jacksonville would trail early as Cowboy's kicker Matt Stover got a 32-yard field goal. The Jaguars would respond with quarterback David Garrard completing a 23-yard touchdown pass to running back Alvin Pearman. However, in the second quarter, Dallas took control as running back Marion Barber got a 5-yard touchdown run, followed by running back Willis McGahee's 13-yard touchdown run and McClain's 1-yard touchdown run. The Cowboys would close out the scoring in the third quarter as Stover nailed a 41-yard field goal. Afterwards, Dallas's defense prevented any Jacksonville comeback.

With the loss, the Jaguars finished their season at 5-11.

Notes and references

  1. http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/preview08/team?team=jac



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