Dec 22, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley and quarterback Chad Henne (7) lok up against the Tennessee Titans during the first half at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
The 2014 NFL regular season schedule was announced on Wednesday night and the Jacksonville Jaguars got a tough draw to start the season.
We already knew who the Jaguars’ opponents were in 2014, and they actually have the 4th easiest schedule according to strength of schedule. They play 3 playoff teams in the first 4 games however before hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers in week 5.
Here’s how some of the fans on Twitter reacted:
The Jaguars start the season with two away games, but it’s likely not because of the scoreboards. I would imagine those are going to be completed by the time the preseason begins at the very least. Still, I find it odd that that Jaguars have to wait until week 3 to play a game at home.
Thanks to a bye week and the game in London, fans in Jacksonville have a long stretch of time where they won’t be seeing their home team.
I disagree with Hays here and I think the Jaguars do have a very difficult stretch to begin the season. They could conceivably start out 1-4, with the Washington Redskins looking like the most winnable game in that early stretch. Again, that’s without knowing how the draft will shake out. The Jaguars could be a significantly improved team with a competent quarterback.
Not the least bit surprising is the big spread on the week 1 game versus the Philadelphia Eagles. Chip Kelly was able to put together a pretty potent offense in just one season, so logically he should be able to get even more out of his team in season 2. I think that number will go down as the season approaches.
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