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The Jacksonville Jaguars have been outscored at home 126-34 in four games at EverBank Field. What is going on?

Sam Greenwood

The Jacksonville Jaguars are 0-4 at EverBank Field during the 2012 season and have been dominated in each matchup. The team has been outscored 126-34 at home, which is the worst scoring differential since the 1999 Cincinnati Bengals were -100 after four games.

Does anyone have an explanation for what the problem is? Who has an answer?

"I don’t . I wish I did; I would have said something five weeks ago. I can’t explain it. I haven’t been a part of (anything like) this. I don’t know if anybody has. I’d call them," Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey told reporters after the game on Sunday when asked about the problems at EverBank Field.

"I know our guys are glad to be home. I know the fan base is glad that they’re back. I know our guys wanted to do well. It’s important to our guys to play well," Mularkey continued. "They want to show off what they are capable of doing. That’s why they’re disappointed. I’m not embarrassed; I am disappointed."

Again, it's not just the fact that the Jaguars are 0-4 at home on the season. They've been utterly destroyed and the entire team plays like crap.

Here's just a couple of key areas where you can see a massive difference in play:

Player/Stat Home Away
Blaine Gabbert 59.7%, 601 passing yards, 4TD/5INT 56.2%, 828 passing yards, 5TD/0INT
Points scored avg. 8.5 per game 20.75 per game
Points allowed avg. 31.5 per game 22.25 per game
Total offense avg. 199.25 yards per game 309.5 yards per game
Total defense avg. 445.75 yards per game 353.75 yards per game

Big Cat contributor Jon (@Jpon) asked me on Twitter if this was a characteristic of Mike Mularkey coached teams, or just limited to the 2012 Jaguars. I thought it was an interesting thought, so I decided to check Mularkey's time with the Buffalo Bills and the answer is... No. The 2004/2005 Buffalo Bills were actually bad on the road but decent at home.