Jaguars 2013 schedule released

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jaguars open the 2013 season with five of the first eight games away from EverBank Field including the four longest trips of the season for road games as they travel to Oakland (Sept. 15), Seattle (Sept. 22), St. Louis (Oct. 6) and Denver (Oct. 13). It marks the first time in franchise history the club will open with four of their first six games on the road.

The Jaguars travel to London to face San Francisco (Oct. 27) in week eight.

The Jaguars are scheduled to log 19,446 miles to their eight regular season road games, the most in franchise history, and 27,926 total miles including their trip to London (8,480 miles) to face the 9ers. The Jaguars traveled 15,296 miles to their eight regular season road games in 2012, the fourth-most in team history. Oakland traveled an NFL-high 28,692 miles to their eight road games in 2012.

Friday, August 9                 MIAMI DOLPHINS    7:30 pm
Saturday, August 17     at New York Jets7:30 pm   
Saturday, August 24  PHILADELPHIA EAGLES       7:30 pm
Thursday, August 29       at Atlanta Falcons7:30 pm
Sunday, September 8      KANSAS CITY CHIEFS1 pm
Sunday, September 15    at Oakland Raiders4:25 pm
Sunday, September 22      at Seattle Seahawks 4:25 pm
Sunday, September 29       INDIANAPOLIS COLTS1 pm
Sunday, October 6               at St. Louis Rams1 pm
Sunday, October 13             at Denver Broncos4:05 pm
Sunday, October 20             SAN DIEGO CHARGERS1 pm
Sunday, October 27       SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (at London)1 pm
Sunday, November 3-- bye ---
Sunday, November 10      at Tennessee Titans1 pm
Sunday, November 17  ARIZONA CARDINALS 1 pm
Sunday, November 24    at Houston Texans1 pm
Sunday, December 1   at Cleveland Browns    1 pm
Thursday, December 5       HOUSTON TEXANS8:25 pm
Sunday, December 15        BUFFALO BILLS 1 pm
Sunday, December 22     TENNESSEE TITANS    1 pm
Sunday, December 29     at Indianapolis Colts1 pm

Seven of the club's nine games away from EverBank Field are outside the Eastern Time Zone with trips to Denver (2,880), Oakland (4,700), St. Louis (1,506), Seattle (4,880), Houston (1,628), Tennessee (968) and London (8,480).

In 18 seasons, the Jaguars have had at least one game on the west coast in nine seasons (1996, 1997, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013).

Head Coach Gus Bradley had these comments on the schedule:

"I think this is a fair and very competitive schedule that our fans and players will enjoy.  Every game in the NFL is a challenge and this is the only day we want to look ahead and see our opponents.  We want our players to focus on the present and get better each day.  I know we are all excited  to be kicking off the season at home in front of our fans.  The back-to-back west coast games are a great opportunity for our young players and our team as a whole to bond right away.  We will most likely stay on the west coast following the Raiders game so we will be spending a lot of time together.  Obviously you have four of the first six away from EverBank Field and that will be a great challenge for our guys.  We just finished a great three-day minicamp and to get the schedule today just culminates a great week for the Jaguars."

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