1999 Jacksonville Jaguars season

1999 Jacksonville Jaguars season
Head coach Tom Coughlin
Home field ALLTEL Stadium
Record 14–2
Division place 1st AFC Central
Playoff finish Won Divisional Playoffs (Dolphins) 62–7
Lost AFC Championship (Titans) 33–14

The 1999 Jacksonville Jaguars season was the team's fifth year in the National Football League. Wide receiver Jimmy Smith set a franchise record for most receptions and receiving yards in one season. Smith would finish second in the NFL in receiving yards with 1,636 yards.[1] The Jaguars' regular season record of 14–2 still stands as their best record in franchise history. Both losses during the regular season were to the Tennessee Titans and they lost also to Tennessee in the AFC Championship Game making the Titans the only team to beat them the entire season.

The Jaguars received a break in the schedule by not having to face the eventual Super Bowl champion St. Louis Rams during the regular season. Jacksonville defeated the other four teams in the NFC West at the time, including a 41–3 destruction of the San Francisco 49ers on opening day.

The Jaguars hired former Carolina Panthers head coach Dom Capers to be their defensive coordinator. Under Capers, the team went from 25th in 1998 to 4th in 1999 in total defense.[2] The Jaguars defense yielded the fewest points in the NFL with 217 (an average of 13.6 points per game).[2]



1999 Jacksonville Jaguars staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Jerry Palmieri
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Greg Finnegan

Regular season

Week 17 against the Cincinnati Bengals.


Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 12, 1999 San Francisco 49ers W 41–3
2 September 19, 1999 at Carolina Panthers W 22–20
3 September 26, 1999 Tennessee Titans L 19–20
4 October 3, 1999 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 17–3
5 October 11, 1999 at New York Jets W 16–6
6 October 17, 1999 Cleveland Browns W 24–7
7 Bye
8 October 31, 1999 at Cincinnati Bengals W 41–10
9 November 7, 1999 at Atlanta Falcons W 30–7
10 November 14, 1999 Baltimore Ravens W 6–3
11 November 21, 1999 New Orleans Saints W 41–23
12 November 28, 1999 at Baltimore Ravens W 30–23
13 December 2, 1999 Pittsburgh Steelers W 20–6
14 December 13, 1999 Denver Broncos W 27–24
15 December 19, 1999 at Cleveland Browns W 24–14
16 December 26, 1999 at Tennessee Titans L 14–41
17 January 2, 2000 Cincinnati Bengals W 24–7


AFC Central
(1) Jacksonville Jaguars 1420.875396217W1
(4) Tennessee Titans 1330.813392324W4
Baltimore Ravens 880.500324277L1
Pittsburgh Steelers 6100.375317320L1
Cincinnati Bengals 4120.250283460L2
Cleveland Browns 2140.125217437L6



Round Date Opponent Result Attendance
Divisional January 15, 2000 Miami Dolphins (6) W 62–7
AFC Championship January 23, 2000 Tennessee Titans (4) L 14–33

AFC Divisional vs Miami Dolphins

AFC Divisional Game: Miami Dolphins at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Dolphins 0 7 007
Jaguars 24 17 14762

at Alltel Stadium, Jacksonville, FL

  • Date: January 15, 2000
  • Game time: 12:35 p.m. EDT

The Jaguars number one defense forced 7 Miami turnovers as the Jaguars won in one of the most lopsided games in NFL playoff history. The Jaguars were up 24–0 after the 1st quarter. The game was so one-sided that the Jaguars were up 41–0 in the 2nd quarter before the Dolphins were finally able to score. The highlight of the game was Fred Taylor's 90-yard touchdown run in the 2nd quarter. This was the last game for both Dan Marino and coach Jimmy Johnson.

AFC Championship Game vs Tennessee Titans

AFC Championship Game: Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Titans 7 3 16733
Jaguars 7 7 0014

at Alltel Stadium, Jacksonville, FL

  • Date: January 23, 2000
  • Game time: 12:42 p.m. PDT

The Jaguars became the first team in NFL history to lose 3 games to the same team in the same season, where the 3rd loss coming as the home team (every team until this point had lost the 3rd game while on the road). Even though the Titans had 4 turnovers, the Jaguars had 6 which proved to be their downfall. The Jaguars failed to score in the 2nd half, in part due to the Titans defense which forced 4 turnovers after halftime. The game started to fall out of the Jaguars reach when in the 3rd quarter, with the Titans up 17–14, Mark Brunell was sacked in the end zone for a safety. Then on the next play, Derrick Mason returned the kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown, giving the Titans 9 points in just 17 seconds, putting them up 26–14. The Jaguars never recovered. The Jaguars finished the season 15–0 versus the rest of the league, but 0–3 versus the Titans.

Awards and records


  1. 1 2 NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 440
  2. 1 2 NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p.92
  3. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York, NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2
  4. 1 2 3 4 NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 52
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