Jaguars announce 2022 schedule
NOTES ON THE 2022 CALENDAR:This season, “flexible scheduling” for Sunday night can be used twice between weeks 5-10 and during weeks 11-15 and week 17. During the weeks of the season eligible for “flexible scheduling”, matches listed for the Sunday night window are tentative and subject to change. Only Sunday afternoon matches can be moved to Sunday evening, in which case the tentatively scheduled Sunday evening match would be moved to Sunday afternoon.
Flexible programming will not be applied to games broadcast on Thursday or Monday evenings.
In week 18, two games will be played on Saturday (4:30 p.m. ET and 8:15 p.m. ET) and the rest will be played on Sunday afternoon (1:00 p.m. ET and 4:25 p.m. ET) and one match against se will play Sunday night (8:20 p.m. ET). Specific dates, start times and networks for Week 18 matches will be determined and announced after the end of Week 17.
TICKET INFORMATION: Season passes including suites and premium seats, group and single match tickets for the 2022 season are now available for purchase by visiting www.jaguars.com/tickets. Jaguars Season Passes offer exclusive experiences, privileged access and year-round entertainment, along with a convenient and flexible payment plan. The lower tier 100 and 200 season tickets should be sold out. Members of the Jaguars sales team are available at (904) 633-2000 or [email protected] after the schedule is announced to answer fan questions.
START IN THE TOWNSHIP:The Jaguars will kick off the NFL preseason against the Las Vegas Raiders on August 4 in Canton, Ohio at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Two days later, Jaguars legend Tony Boselli would become the first in franchise history to be honored with entry into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Boselli, the team’s first-ever draft selection who has started 90 of 91 career games for the Jaguars and was a five-time Pro Bowl selection, will be honored throughout the weekend.
The game will also feature the coaching debuts of Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels and Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson with their respective new teams.
This season will mark the second time the Jaguars have entered the Hall of Fame Game as Jacksonville first played in the contest in 1995 against the Carolina Panthers to kick off both teams’ inaugural seasons in the NFL.
Jacksonville will complete its preseason roster with the Browns and Steelers coming to TIAA Bank before wrapping up in Atlanta.
KILOMETERS TRAVELED: The Jaguars will clock 25,534 miles in the 2022 season, the third most miles by an NFL team, according to Bill Speros of the Boston Herald. The team’s trip to London is the longest of the season (4,250) followed by Los Angeles (2,153).
The Jaguars will be on the road for three of their first four regular season games.
DOUG’S BEGINNINGS:Coach Pederson will make his debut as Jaguars regular-season head coach at the Washington Commanders in Week 1 on Sept. 11. The season opener marks Jacksonville’s fourth time playing Washington in franchise history and its first season opener against the Commanders. It will be the first time the Jaguars have opened on the road against an NFC opponent since 2018 when they beat the New York Giants, 20-15.
Pederson went 6-4 against the Commanders in his five seasons as head coach in Philadelphia (2016-20) and went 3-2 at FedEx Field. With a victory, he would become the second head coach in franchise history (Doug Marrone) to win his first game with the team.
Pederson went 4-1 in season openers in his five seasons as Eagles head coach, including two wins over the Commanders on kickoff weekend.
BACK TO THE BANK: The Jaguars will open their divisional game with a Week 2 tilt against the Colts in the team’s home opener on Sept. 18. Jacksonville has beaten Indianapolis in seven straight home games, including a 26-11 victory in their last game at TIAA Bank Field on Jan. 9, 2022. The Jaguars played their first home game against the Colts three times in the franchise history, most recently in 2020 when they scored a 27-20 win over Indianapolis.
Jacksonville will wrap up its season streak against the Colts at Indianapolis in Week 6, marking the first time both teams have completed their season streak since the AFC South’s inception in 2002.
FAMILY ENEMIES: The Jaguars will face the Texans in Weeks 5 and 17 and the Titans in Weeks 14 and 18. The Jaguars have played both teams 94 times in franchise history.
Week 14 marks the last season opener between the Jaguars and Titans in series history.
The Jaguars are 8-0 in home games concluding their regular season. Since the franchise’s inception in 1995, they’ve been the only NFL team to go undefeated in all home contests in Weeks 17 and 18.
BACK TO PHILLY: Head Coach Doug Pederson will return to Lincoln Financial Field in Week 4 for the first time since serving as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles from 2016-2020. While with the Eagles, Pederson has posted a 42-37 record in the regular season and a 4-2 record in the playoffs.
Pederson led the Eagles to the Super Bowl LII title with a 41-33 win over New England, scoring the team’s first Lombardi Trophy. From 2016 to 2020, Pederson racked up a 26-13-1 record at Lincoln Financial Field.
The Jaguars have nine coaches, including Coach Pederson, on their 2022 coaching staff who played or coached with Philadelphia.
ONE GIANT STEP: Jacksonville will host the New York Giants at TIAA Bank Field on October 23 for the first time since 2014 and will look to stay perfect against the Giants at home.
In three games against the Giants at TIAA Bank Field, the Jaguars outshot the Giants, 91-47. Jacksonville defeated the Giants at TIAA Bank Field, 25-24, on November 30, 2014, in the team’s biggest comeback in franchise history (21 points) and had previously defeated the Giants, 40-13, on September 7, 1997, and , 26-10, on November 20, 2006. The Giants are the only NFL team to never beat the Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field.
Head coach Doug Pederson went 8-2 against the Giants, including a 5-0 record in home games.
THE LONDON CALL: The Jaguars will return to historic Wembley Stadium in London in 2022 to face the Denver Broncos in Week 8, marking Jacksonville’s ninth league-leading game in the NFL International Series. Of Jacksonville’s last eight appearances in London, seven of them have been at Wembley Stadium.
The Jaguars beat the Miami Dolphins last year in the UK, with QB Trevor Lawrence becoming the first rookie quarterback to win a game in London. Lawrence posted the first game-winning drive of his career and threw for 319 yards and a touchdown.
For only the second time in franchise history, the Jaguars will not have a bye week after their game in London.