This year marks the 25th season for the Jacksonville Jaguars. To celebrate, we’re counting down 100 days from our regular season kickoff with the top 100 moments in franchise history.
Yesterday it was Blake Bortles to Allen Hurns to beat the Buffalo Bills in London.
Today? Probably the nicest moment in franchise history — retiring Dan Marino.
RE TIR ING DAN— Chris (@hovaaaaaaa) June 26, 2019
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The Jaguars were one of the most dominating teams during the 1999 NFL regular season and that carried over at then Alltell Stadium, as the Jaguars jumped all over the Dolphins from the start with an 8-yard touchdown pass from Mark Brunell to Jimmy Smith. Dolphins great Dan Marino was picked off on the very next play leading to a field goal.
A few plays later, Fred Taylor broke off a 90-yard touchdown run, Tony Brackens returned a fumble for a touchdown and the domination was on to the tune of 24-0 in the first quarter.
It didn’t stop, however, as the Jaguars poured on the pressure and the points ending the day winning 62-7. Taylor ran for 135 yards, Brunell threw just nine passes before being replaced for Jay Fiedler. Fiedler himself threw for 172 yards and two touchdowns. Marino finished the day with just 95 passing yards on 25 attempts before being knocked out of the game with an injury, which ultimately would be the final game of his Hall of Fame career.
Our friends at The Mothership did a great piece on this game and the postgame highlights are a treat — there are some absolute GEMS that I totally forgot about. If you have a few minutes, give them a watch.
Send us your favorite moments and we’ll dig into each one until the Jaguars kick off on September 8th — including whatever video, audio, or stories we can find.
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