Breaking down the newly released Jacksonville Jaguars 2018 regular season schedule

PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 14: Yannick Ngakoue
PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 14: Yannick Ngakoue /

The journey to Super Bowl 53 has been set for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2018.

Thursday was a big day for the black and teal. On the day the Jacksonville Jaguars unveiled a brand new look in the form of a fresh and classic uniform change, the entire regular season schedule for the league in 2018 has been announced.

The opponents on the schedule for the Jaguars have longed been known, but we now know the dates and times of the matchups:

Like last season, Jacksonville will hit the road in week one, and will take on the New York Giants in the essential ‘Tom Coughlin Bowl’. Jalen Ramsey vs. Odell Beckham Jr. is a great way to kick off the season.

The first home game is a doozy in week two, which brings us the highly-anticipated rematch of the AFC Championship game against the New England Patriots. In what will certainly be the premiere head to head of the week in the league, the game will kick off at 4:25 and should garner CBS’s broadcasting A-team, Jim Nantz and Tony Romo.

The other much-touted rematch is a Sunday Night Football game, broadcasting nationally on NBC in week 11. The Steelers arrive in town, after dropping not one, but two home games to Jacksonville last season. The Bank will be rocking for that one on November 18th, with both teams assuredly deep in the playoff race by that point of the season.

Other notables

Three of the first four games of the season are at home, from weeks two through four.

The annual London game will be at 9:30 a.m. on October 28th, and will be against the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles.

Jacksonville has one other primetime game, which is another Thursday night matchup with the Tennessee Titans, occurring on December 6th. (Ten teams have five primetime games in 2018, but the conference runner-up Jaguars aren’t one of them, which just doesn’t seem right.)

The regular season concludes the same way last season started, on the road against the Houston Texans.

Bring on football season.