Jaguars 2017 schedule released

For first time in franchise history, Jaguars have no prime-time games

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The NFL released the 2017 schedules Thursday night. The Jaguars will start and end the season on road trips, and for the first year in franchise history, the Jaguars will have no prime-time games.

1 Thu, Aug. 10
  • @
  • New England Patriots
7:30 p.m. 
2 Thu, Aug. 17
  • vs
  • Tampa Bay
8 p.m.
3 Thu, Aug. 27
  • vs
  • Carolina Panthers
7:30 p.m. 
4 Thu, Aug. 31 TBD
1 Sun, Sept. 10 1 p.m.
2 Sun, Sept. 17 1 p.m.
3 Sun, Sept. 24 9:30 a.m.
4 Sun, Oct. 1 1 p.m.
5 Sun, Oct. 8 1 p.m.
6 Sun, Oct. 15 4:05 p.m.
7 Sun, Oct. 22 1 p.m.
9 Sun, Nov. 5 1 p.m.
10 Sun, Nov. 12 1 p.m.
11 Sun, Nov. 19 1 p.m.
12 Sun, Nov. 26 4:25 p.m.
13 Sun, Dec. 3 1 p.m.
14 Sun, Dec. 10 1 p.m.
15 Sun, Dec. 17 1 p.m.
16 Sun, Dec. 24 4:05 p.m.
17 Sun, Dec. 31 1 p.m.

BACK-TO-BACK DIVISIONAL RIVALS TO START 2017: To begin the season, the Jaguars travel to Houston to face the Texans in Week 1 and host Tennessee in the home opener in Week 2. This marks the first time in franchise history the Jaguars will face back-to-back AFC South opponents to begin the season. In 2016, the Jaguars were 2-4 against divisional opponents.

ACROSS THE POND: The Jaguars will face the Baltimore Ravens on Sept. 24 in Jacksonville’s fifth matchup abroad in London’s Wembley Stadium. Jacksonville, which has played a home game at Wembley Stadium since 2013, is looking for its third consecutive win in the U.K., having won the last two games (Oct. 2, 2016 vs. Indianapolis, 30-27 and Oct. 25, 2015 vs. Buffalo, 34-31) in London.

MARCH TO METLIFE: The Jaguars will travel to East Rutherford, N.J. to face the Jets for the 12th time in the team’s regular season history on Oct. 1, 2017. The Jaguars lead the regular season series against the Jets, 6-5. Jacksonville is looking for its first road win against the Jets since capturing a 24-22 win on Nov. 15, 2009.

STEEL CITY CONTEST: The Jaguars will face the Pittsburgh Steelers for the 23nd time in the regular season when Jacksonville travels to Pittsburgh on Oct. 8, 2017. The overall series between the two teams is tied at 11-11.

COAST-TO-COAST: The Jaguars will host both Los Angeles franchises during the 2017 season. The Jaguars will face the Rams for just the second time at EverBank Field in franchise history. The Rams last traveled to Jacksonville on Oct. 18, 2009, when then-K Josh Scobee made a 36-yard game-winning FG in overtime to defeat the Rams, 23-20. The Jaguars are 1-3 all-time against the Rams. 

BYE: The last time the Jaguars’ bye week fell during Week 8 was in 2015, and it is only the second time in franchise history that the team will have their bye week at the half-way point of the season.

BIG CATS IN DUVAL: Jacksonville hosts Cincinnati at EverBank Field for the first time since 2005 when the Bengals come to town on Sunday, Nov. 5. The Jaguars lead the overall series, 11-9, including a 7-3 record at home.

EN ROUTE TO ‘THE LAND’: The Jaguars will travel to Cleveland’s First Energy Stadium to face the Browns for the 17th time in franchise history on Nov. 19, 2017, with the Jaguars leading the series, 11-5 (6-2 on the road).

CHILLY IN CLEVELAND: Jacksonville last played at FirstEnergy Stadium on Dec. 1, 2013, defeating the Browns, 32-28, in 40-degree temperatures. That marked the last game the Jaguars played with temperatures below 41 degrees.

DUEL IN THE DESERT: The Jaguars will face Arizona on the road for only the second time in team history. This year’s game marks the fifth matchup between the two teams, with the overall regular season series tied at 2-2. The Jaguars have lost their last two games against the Cardinals, but won their only matchup at Arizona, 24-17, on Nov. 27, 2005.

FIRST-TIME VISITORS: The Jaguars will make their first-ever visit to both University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. (Nov. 26 at Arizona) and Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. (Dec. 24 at S.F.) in 2017.

SEAHAWKS TRAVEL EAST: The Jaguars will face the Seattle Seahawks for the eighth time in the regular season and the first time since Sept. 22, 2013. The Seahawks lead the regular season series, 5-2.

THREE OF A KIND: The Jaguars will host three straight home games at EverBank Field to begin December (Dec. 3 vs. Indianapolis, Dec. 10 vs. Seattle, Dec. 17 vs. Houston). The last time that the team hosted three straight homes games was in 2013, when the team went 1-2, beating Houston on Dec. 5, but dropping their last two contests against Buffalo on Dec. 12 and Tennessee on Dec. 22.

WRAPPING UP 2017 ON THE ROAD: The Jaguars finish the season at San Francisco on Christmas Eve and Tennessee on New Year's Eve, marking the fifth time in team history that Jacksonville concludes the regular season with two games on the road.

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