3. Running back Natrone Means at Buffalo – December 28, 1996
Natrone Means was one of the’ OGs’ in Jacksonville and cemented his legacy in the team’s first-ever playoff game ever. It wasn’t his only amazing postseason performance, but it is probably the most memorable.
Means was the bell-cow for the Jaguars ground game rushing the ball 31 times for 175 yards and one touchdown. He was the constant for the Jaguars offense and although he only scored once, his ability to consistently help this offense move the ball downfield was the X-factor in this 30-27 upset.
Going up against the 90’s Buffalo Bills was no easy task. This team made four straight Super Bowls and had one hell of a team in quarterback Jim Kelly, running back Thurman Thomas, wide receiver Andre Reed, and defensive end Bruce Smith.
At the time, no one really thought much of the upstart Jaguars and this game helped put them on the map. You always remember your first playoff win in franchise history and Means’ performance in the contest won’t be forgotten either. Shoutout to left tackle Tony Boselli who helped anchor down the offensive line. Moreover, he owned one of the best pass rushers ever in Smith and clear lanes for Means to run through.