Jacksonville Jaguars get only one primetime game in 2021 regular season

Jaxson de Ville, mascot of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images)
Jaxson de Ville, mascot of the Jacksonville Jaguars (Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images) /

The Jacksonville Jaguars have spent the offseason making changes to their coaching staff and roster after winning just one game last year. They now know who they will be facing every week of the 2021 regular season, as the NFL has released the full schedule, and one of the things that stood out is that they only got one game in Primetime.

Before the NFL released the schedule, CBS shared the Week 1 slate and the Jags will be taking on the Houston Texans in the season opener. Then, Ryan O’Halloran of the Denver Post reported that Jacksonville will have their first home game against the Denver Broncos in Week 2. Also, the league announced there will be two games in England as part of this year’s international series.

The Atlanta Falcons will play against the New York Jets in Week 5 and the Jags will face off against the Miami Dolphins in Week 6. After a day of leaks and sneak peeks, the NFL officially released the full schedule at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday night.

Keep in mind, this will be the first 17-game season in NFL history. Previously, there were 17 weeks in the season but every team had a Bye Week. This time, instead of holding four preseason games, they will have three and an additional regular-season matchup. Without further ado, here’s the Jaguars’ 2021 schedule, via the team’s official PR account on Twitter:

The Jacksonville Jaguars won’t play any Sunday nor Monday night games.

Ok, the Jaguars got two Sunday evening games, their Week 8 matchup game against the Seattle Seahawks and the Week 13 matchup versus the Tennessee Titans. Alas, they only got one game in prime time, their Thursday Night Football game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Last season, Jacksonville also had a TNF game (Week 3), but other than that, they are stuck in neutral as they didn’t get any Monday nor Sunday Night Football games and they should have.

Think about it, it would’ve been great to see rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence make his NFL debut on SNF. Also, the fact college legend Urban Meyer is now the Jaguars head coach and is making the transition to the pros would have been a great selling point.

On the other hand, this Jacksonville team didn’t get many primetime games because they weren’t good at playing football last season and nobody wants to tune in to see a team get blown out 40-3. While it would be great to see the Jags face a playoff contender like the Buffalo Bills on Sunday night and see how much they have improved this offseason, the NFL wants the avoid the risk of airing a potential boomer at that time.

Looking at the schedule, there’s not much the Jaguars can do to change things. However, if they want to appear on MNF, they will have to earn it this season and how can they do it? They must win some [expletive] games.

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