As the teams prepare for a Week 4 matchup, the Jets have a 1-2 record, coming off of a surprising win against the Miami Dolphins, while the Jags are 2-1 for the first time in ten years.
The Jets aren’t a real AFC contender, but may be a better team than people think. I wrote earlier this week about how Sunday’s contest could be a potential trap game for the Jaguars, and one other thing to note about this week’s matchup is that the Jaguars and Jets have had a competitive series throughout the years.
All-time regular season series record: Jaguars lead 6-5
Postseason record: Jets lead 1-0 (1998-1999 season)
Last Jaguars win: Nov. 15, 2009 (24-22)
Last Jets win: Nov. 8, 2015 (28-23)
Current Streak: Jets have won three straight
Biggest Jaguars win: 41-0 (Oct. 8, 2006)
Biggest Jets win: 32-3 (Sept. 18, 2011)
Interesting takeaway: The Jaguars beat the Jets in five out of six games from 1999 through 2009, including three straight wins from 2005 to 2009, but the Jets have won the previous three meetings by a combined score of 77 to 36.
Quick thoughts: While the series itself is very close, the two clubs seem to go on winning streaks before the other team pulls off another W. The first four meetings saw a two-to-two win split, but the Jags then won four of the following five games, and the Jets have now taken the last three. So it seems to be a series of streaks, or periods of time where one team is dominating the other. The Jags will look to break New York’s current winning streak against them on Sunday
Date: Nov. 8, 2015
Location: MetLife Stadium
Team Stats: Jacksonville — 381 passing yards, 98 rushing yards, 19 first downs
New York — 272 passing yards, 29 rushing yards, 14 first downs
Quick recap: The Jaguars actually dominated this game, significantly out-gaining the Jets through the air and on the ground. Jacksonville held Chris Ivory and the New York rushing attack to 29 rushing yards on 28 attempts (1.03 yards per carry). But in typical Jaguars fashion, they turned the ball over four times — Blake Bortles had three of which, throwing two interceptions and fumbling twice, losing once. The Jets were able to capitalize.
Date: Dec. 9, 2012
Location: Everbank Field
Team Stats: Jacksonville — 185 passing yards, 123 rushing yards, 17 first downs
New York — 111 passing yards, 166 rushing yards, 14 first downs
Quick recap: Only three points were scored in the first half, as the Jaguars led by a Josh Scobee field goal at halftime. Shonn Greene scored the game’s first touchdown from one-yard-out in the third quarter. The Jets added 10 more points, going on a 17-0 run in the second half. Montell Owens (remember him?) then busted a 32-yard run for the Jaguars’ only touchdown of the game. Chad Henne couldn’t piece together a game-tying drive with under two minutes left.
Through the Decades
1990s: Series tied 2-2 (one playoff win for Jets)
2000-2010: Jaguars dominated 4-1
2011-Present: Jets have dominated 3-0
Quick thoughts: When looking at this series by decade, there’s really three different stories here. A couple of close, competitive matchups in the ‘90s, followed by Jacksonville owning New York throughout the first decade of the 2000s, and currently the Jets having Jacksonville’s number. Half of the games in the series have been decided by seven points or less, including each of the last two meetings. Only four games were decided by 14 points or more and the remaining two games were both decided by ten points (including the playoff game). The Jaguars outscored the Jets 129 to 58 in the five meetings during the 2000s.
The Jaguars are the much more talented team in 2017, and this is a game they should win, but crazier things have happened. Josh McCown is completing nearly 70 percent of his passing attempts and the Jets defense shut down the Dolphins last week.
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