The Jaguars and teams across the NFL have officially released their upcoming schedule for the 2021 NFL regular season, along with its slate of preseason games. The new schedule will feature an extra game, making the total regular-season games at 17, as per the league’s new collective bargaining agreement.
Last season, the league’s schedule release was delayed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and this year was no different, releasing nearly a week after it was just last year.
Another change that was made in the new CBA was the league’s preseason games. All 32 teams will now play just three preseason games as opposed to four. For the Jaguars, two of the preseason games will be away.
While last year the league announced it would have to suspend its international play due to the coronavirus pandemic, this year the league has stated it will try to play its London international series as long as the plans remain unchanged as we move forward into the fall.
As a result, out of the 10 home games - including preseason - the team was slated to play at home, 9 of them will be in Jacksonville.
The Jaguars will be hosting the Miami Dolphins in its London series, bringing back the tradition Jacksonville has undertaken since 2013 when it played its first home game in London under owner Shad Khan.
The game will take place on Sunday, Oct. 17 at 9:30 a.m. ET, and will take place at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
“The Jaguars are honored to return to London, our home away from home, and continue in our mission to grow the NFL and promote Jacksonville in the UK and beyond,” said Khan.
“With Urban Meyer as our head coach, we’ll be arriving with an entirely new look and attitude that I’m confident will meet the approval of our Union Jax supporters. I’m also hoping that many of our loyal fans in Jacksonville can join us in London for a great experience and to ratchet up the homefield advantage. Go Jags!”
- Week 1: Jaguars vs. Browns (TBD), TBD
- Week 2: @ New Orleans Saints (Aug. 23), 8 p.m. ET
- Week 3: @ Dallas Cowboys (TBD), TBD
Regular Season Schedule
- Week 1: Jaguars @ Texans (Sept. 12), 1 p.m. ET, CBS
- Week 2: Jaguars vs. Broncos (Sept. 19), 1 p.m. ET, CBS
- Week 3: Jaguars vs. Cardinals (Sept. 26), 1 p.m. ET, CBS
- Week 4: Jaguars @ Bengals (Sept. 30), Thursday Night Football, NFL
- Week 5: Jaguars vs. Titans (Oct. 10), 1 p.m. ET, CBS
- Week 6: Jaguars vs. Dolphins (Oct. 17), London, 9:30 a.m. ET, CBS
- Week 7: Bye (Oct. 24)
- Week 8: Jaguars @ Seahawks (Oct. 31), 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS
- Week 9: Jaguars vs. Bills (Nov. 7), 1 p.m. ET, CBS
- Week 10: Jaguars @ Colts (Nov. 14), CBS
- Week 11: Jaguars vs. 49ers (Nov. 21), 1 p.m. ET, FOX
- Week 12: Jaguars vs. Falcons (Nov. 28), 1 p.m. ET, CBS
- Week 13: Jaguars @ Rams (Dec. 5), 4:35 p.m. ET, CBS
- Week 14: Jaguars @ Titans (Dec. 12), 1 p.m. ET, CBS
- Week 15: Jaguars vs. Texans (Dec. 19), 1 p.m. ET, CBS
- Week 16: Jaguars @ Jets (Dec. 26), 1 p.m. ET, CBS
- Week 17: Jaguars @ Patriots (Jan. 2), 1 p.m. ET, CBS
- Week 18: Jaguars vs. Colts, (Jan. 9) 1 p.m. ET, CBS
- The new era of Jaguars football will officially get kickstarted against the Texans in Houston. Lawrence and new head coach Urban Meyer will get their first attempt to see the field when the games count. The first week of the season doesn’t determine the end, but it should give a glimpse of what the team wants to accomplish.
- Jaguars return to London for the first time since 2019. Typically, the team would play at Wembley Stadium, however, they’ll be playing in Tottenham instead this season.
- The top two picks will face off against each other on Dec. 26 when the Trevor Lawrence-led Jaguars travel to New York to face off against Zach Wilson and the New York Jets.
- Jaguars will compete in seven games – Tennessee (twice), Indianapolis (twice), Seattle, Buffalo and the L.A. Rams – against teams that qualified for the 2020 postseason.
- Jaguars will face off against former Jacksonville cornerback Jalen Ramsey for the first time since he was traded on Dec. 5 as they take on the LA Rams.
- Jacksonville will play just 1 prime-time game in 2021, Week 4 against the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday Night Football. Sunday Night Football games are eligible to be flexed starting Week 5-17.