Jacksonville Jaguars' losing streak hits 20 games, with league record in sight

JACKSONVILLE (Fla.) -- It's been 392 days since Jacksonville Jaguars won a game.
This is a streak of 20 consecutive losses -- the second-longest losing streak ever recorded in NFL history -- and it also means that the league's futility record is very close to being broken. After losing 26 of their first 26 games in 1976, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers now hold this record.

After the Jaguars' defeat to the Tennessee Titans, 37-19, James Robinson ran back and said that "you can't get your head around it." "We have to find a way we can win.

"We are a great team. Although our record isn't perfect, we have a lot of great players in the locker room. We just need to find something that works for us.

Since the 2020 season opener, in which they beat Indianapolis 27-20 at TIAA Field, the Jaguars haven’t won a single game. 13 of their 20 losses were by double figures, which includes five home games.

The streak was pretty consistent with Sunday's loss against the Titans

In key situations, the defense did not make enough plays. For example, Shaquill Griffin, cornerback, dropped a pick-6, and there were many blown coverages that allowed Tennessee QB Ryan Tannehill to complete easy passes.

It was costly mistakes like Dan Arnold's fumble at tight end that resulted in a TD only a minute into game.

Robinson was not on the field for the Jaguars' first-and-goal at the Titans' 5-yard-line. This is questionable playcalling. Robinson ran for a career-high of 149 yards and Carlos Hyde was stopped for a three-yard loss on fourth down.

Problems with special teams Josh Lambo is having trouble with his confidence so Matthew Wright, a kicker, was the replacement. Wright failed to make a 53-yard field kick attempt and he threw a PAT off of the right upright.

Players walked off the field, and were again confronted with questions about their inability to accomplish something that the New York Jets had done three times, and the Detroit Lions five times, since the Jaguars last lost a game.

Griffin stated, "It's difficult." It's a feeling I don't believe anyone wants. There are many things we need to work out. The offense performed very well. The defense could have done more, I think. The mistakes we made shouldn't have happened, and we need to make them right. This must be fixed immediately. It's been a difficult feeling so far. It's not something you want. You have to do something about it. We've got to do it. It's important to remember that you have to believe and continue to believe. That's the most difficult part.

"Continuing to convince everyone is the hardest part. It's not me. It cannot be one person believing in something. This is the part where we need to continue to communicate, continue to discuss, and get everyone to believe we can win these games.

The Jaguars (0-5), are a real threat to the Bucs' record. They will play the Miami Dolphins in London before their bye week and then travel to Seattle, where they have never won (0-3). Next is a home match against Buffalo, followed by a road trip through Indianapolis and back-toback home games against San Francisco (and Atlanta)

They're down to 26 games. Their next game? Los Angeles Rams.

Trevor Lawrence, quarterback, said that "We don’t really talk about [losing streak]". "I don’t believe that it’s healthy to talk about this. You can't get desperate. It's important to keep working. We will win some games. We are going to win some games. Everyone thought that today would be the day they got their first win.

"We didn’t execute enough down that stretch, but it’s something we’re going to fix. This will be a turning point. We'll have a lot more fun once we do. We want to win. All the men. Our team is full of hard workers, and everyone is so invested. This is not a team with guys who aren't committed or care less. It'll happen because everyone's committed.