Here’s a look at some Jacksonville Jaguars’ past playoff performances.
The 2020 NFL playoffs are about to start, but not for the Jacksonville Jaguars. They are too busy rebooting the team with their general manager and head coaching search and getting ready for Trevor Lawrence to arrive.
However, that doesn’t mean we cannot look back at what this Jacksonville team has done throughout its history in the postseason. There are actually some incredible performances, legendary upsets, and dominant beatdowns. Believe it or not, it’s a tough top five to crack, but let’s take a look at the five best playoff performances in Jaguars history.
5. Jaguars cornerback Rashean Mathis at Pittsburgh – January 5, 2008
The Jaguars have a storied history against the Pittsburgh Steelers and this wild card round matchup against them was no different. They, to no surprise, were underdogs heading into the game but they matched the Steelers blow for blow. In the end, cornerback Rashean Mathis’ two-interception performance was the difference in this game.
Five minutes into the second quarter, he changed the game with a 63-yard interception return for a touchdown. It was a momentum turner that gave the Jaguars the spark they needed to hang with the big ole Steelers and Mathi’s second interception in as many drives put the ‘Jags’ up 14-7.
Mathis also added three pass breakups and four total tackles throughout the game to go along with his two interceptions. He was truly a shutdown corner and a massive difference-maker in a 31-29 game. Everyone remembers quarterback David Garrard’s scramble on fourth and two and rightfully so, but Mathis’s total game performance in this one was a game for the history books.