Jaguars Among The Best Since 95

The NFL recently released the 2008 Record and Fact Book (click that link for some awesomeness). was so kind to give the Jaguar fans a readers digest version of it.

Here are some highlights:

Over the past two seasons, the Jaguars’ defense ranks second in the NFL in points allowed (578, 18.1), fourth in fewest total yards allowed (9,559, 298.7) and fourth in fewest rushing yards allowed (3,065, 95.8).

Fred Taylor ranks second among active rushers with 10,715 yards, trailing only Edgerrin James of Arizona with 11,607 yards. Taylor and Philadelphia’s Brian Westbrook are tied with the highest average per rush among the top 20 active rushers at 4.7.

Fred Taylor is tied for third place with the most touchdowns by a rookie, as he had 17 in 1998.

Former Jaguars receiver Jimmy Smith is tied for second place with nine seasons of 1,000 or more receiving yards. Smith ranks 10th in career receptions (862) and 13th in career receiving yards (12,287).

The Jaguars have played in only eight overtime games in their 13-year history and own a 5-3 record. Since 1974, 17 NFL overtime games have been decided by an interception return for a touchdown, including a 41-yard interception return by Rashean Mathis at Pittsburgh on Oct. 16, 2005.

San Diego’s LaDainian Tomlinson has averaged 52 rushing yards in three games against the Jaguars, the fewest against any NFL opponent he has played three or more tim

That is pretty impressive for a team who has only been around for almost 13 years.

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