The Jacksonville Jaguars posted their worst franchise outing ever during the 2012 season with a 2-12 record. Mike Mularkey, the Jaguars head coach for that season, lost his job on Thursday because of it. As Jags fans we all know about how terrible the Jaguars were this season, but how bad was the team compared to other Jaguar seasons? Here are some of the highlights (lowlights?) of the Jaguars’ 2012 campaign as compared to other seasons.
- Worst Record 2-14 (Tied 31st in league)
- Worst Offensive Yards (29th in league)
- Worst Offensive Points (30th in league)
- Worst Defensive Points (29th in league)
- Worst Defensive Yards (30th in league)
- Worst Point Differential (-185, 31st in league)
- Worst Yardage Differential (32nd in league)
That’s an awful lot of worsts, even for a first-year head coach who is struggling with injuries and a talentless roster. The 2012 season was kind of a perfect storm for Mularkey. All he could really do was weather it and hope for the best. Unfortunately, the Jaguars need much more than hope right now. The sad thing is that while these stats are the worst the franchise has ever seen, there is still one or two steps lower the Jags could have gone this season in some of these categories. Fortunately for the Jags there will always be the Kansas City Chiefs and the Oakland Raiders to continue to bog down NFL statistics.
We’ll miss you Mike!…just not statistically, obviously.
- Luke N. Sims
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