JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - At 2-9 the Jacksonville Jaguars have five games in left in what will be remembered as a disappointing 2016 season. With all hopes of the playoffs likely dashed the team is instead focusing on specific goals for each remaining game.
Jacksonville has lost six straight overall and is winless in four games at EverBank Field this season. The Jaguars win in London against the Indianapolis Colts was technically a home game, but their last victory in Jacksonville was on Dec. 13, 2015.
“We would love to win at home,” said Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles. “It has been painful. It has been rough not winning at home. I know the fans aren’t happy about it and neither are we. We are excited to get a chance to come back after two away games to come play at home. We feel as though, offensively, there are some good things going on, so we would like to continue that and bring it here and hopefully win at home in front of our crowd.”
Sunday the Jaguars will face a Denver team that is fighting for a playoff spot. The reigning Super Bowl Champion Broncos have lost two of their last three on the road.
This will be the Jaguars seventh straight game against an opponent that is currently at or above .500. However in the Jaguars past four games they’ve either held a lead or were within a score during the first quarter. Now it’s a matter of the Jaguars finishing.
“It’s very important to get a win here at home,” said Jaguars left tackle Kelvin Beachum. “We don’t have many opportunities left in the season. It would be awesome and great for us to get a win here at home. Not because of who we’re playing. We have a chance to do something special for our fans and win in front of them which is what you always want to do."
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