After a 6-10 season left the Jaguars last in a combative AFC South, they will look to 2020 to be a step forward as second-year quarterback Gardner Minshew takes the starting job to start the season.
With the recent news that no international games will be played in 2020, the Jaguars’ two games over at London, UK’s Wembley Stadium are now being played at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville.
Many local fans in Jacksonville will be excited to see two more local home games on the schedule, but it is a hit to revenue for the team and owner Shad Khan.
- Carolina Panthers
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- @Washington Redskins
- @Atlanta Falcons
Regular Season Schedule
- Week 1: Indianapolis Colts
- Week 2: @Tennessee Titans
- Week 3: Miami Dolphins [TNF]
- Week 4: @Cincinnati Bengals
- Week 5: @Houston Texans
- Week 6: Detroit Lions
- Week 7: BYE
- Week 8: @Los Angeles Chargers
- Week 9: Houston Texans
- Week 10: @Green Bay Packers
- Week 11: Pittsburgh Steelers
- Week 12: Cleveland Browns
- Week 13: @Minnesota Vikings
- Week 14: Tennessee Titans
- Week 15: @Baltimore Ravens
- Week 16: Chicago Bears
- Week 17: Indianapolis Colts
Final Eight Games Will Test Jaguars
Goodness, that stretch after Jacksonville’s Week 7 bye week is looking pretty difficult at an early glance.
For one, the Jaguars will have to take the road against the Packers, Vikings and Ravens in a six-week span, who all made the playoffs last season and have established home atmospheres.
On top of that, the Week 9 trip to face the Chargers has been historically difficult, as the Jaguars have never beaten the Chargers as the road time.
Looking towards the home schedule though, things are slightly easier. The return of QB Nick Foles to Jacksonville makes Week 16 interesting, but shouldn’t affect the contest as long as Bears QB Mitch Trubisky stays on his feet.
The other out-of-division home games include the Browns and Steelers, who are both vying for a playoff spot this season in the AFC North. While both teams related to the Jaguars in terms of missing the playoffs, it’s likely that one or both teams are in playoff contention.
As for the divisional games, there is a major from the Jacksonville perspective: no road games. That being said, the Texans, Titans were all in contention for playoff spots last year, so any divisional game will be difficult.
However, if the Jaguars can walk away with a win or two from three divisional road games to open the season, being able to welcome the rest of the AFC South for important late-season games is something to be appreciated.
@E_Dilla Leaks Jaguars Schedule Several Hours Before Release
Dilla, a prominent member of the Bold Take Podcast and “Jaguars Twitter” dropped news about how a familiar face will be returning to Jacksonville in December.
That was just a taste for Jaguars fans though, because shortly after, Dilla posted the Jaguars’ entire 2020 schedule.
Records against 2020 Opponents
- Tennessee Titans (All-Time: 21-30. Home: 12-14, Current Streak: 1L)
- Indianapolis Colts (All-Time: 14-24. Home: 9-10. Current Streak: 1W)
- Houston Texans (All-Time: 13-23. Home: 8-10. Current Streak: 4L)
- Detroit Lions (All-Time: 3-3. Home: 2-1. Current Streak: 2L)
- Chicago Bears (All-Time: 3-4. Home: 1-2. Current Streak: 1W)
- Cleveland Browns (All-Time: 12-5. Home: 5-3. Current Streak: 3W)
- Pittsburgh Steelers (All-Time: 14-12. Home: 7-6. Current Streak: 2W)
- Miami Dolphins (All-Time: 5-4. Home: 3-3. Current Streak: 2W)
- Tennessee Titans (All-Time: 21-30. Away: 9-16. Current Streak 1L)
- Indianapolis Colts (All-Time: 14-24. Away: 5-14. Current Streak 1W)
- Houston Texans (All-Time: 13-23. Away: 5-13. Current Streak 4L)
- Green Bay Packers (All-Time: 2-4. Away: 1-1. Current Streak 2L)
- Minnesota Vikings (All-Time: 1-5. Away: 1-3. Current Streak 4L)
- Baltimore Ravens (All-Time: 12-9. Away: 5-6. Current Streak 1W)
- Cincinnati Bengals (All-Time: 13-9. Away: 5-6. Current Streak 2W)
- Los Angeles Chargers (All-Time: 3-8. Away: 0-4. Current Streak 1L)
Evan Reier is a sportswriter covering the San Francisco 49ers for Heavy.com and local sports for the Montana Standard in Butte, MT. Reach out to him on Twitter at @evanreier and join our 49ers community at Heavy on 49ers on Facebook.