The National Football League franchise located in Jacksonville, Florida, a medium-sized city in the southeast United States. The team was created in November, 1993, as the NFL's 30th franchise.
The team's home is Alltel Stadium, formerly known as the Gator Bowl. The facility was reconstructed between early 1994 and 1995. The team played their first campaign during the 1995 season.
After a 4-12 won-loss record in their inaugural season, the Jaguars made the playoffs with a 9-7 season in 1996. After upsetting the Buffalo Bills and the Denver Broncos in the playoffs, the Jaguars' miracle season ended with a loss to the New England Patriots in the 1997 AFC Championship Game.
The Jaguars subsequently made playoff appearances every year until the 2000 season, when injuries to key players led to a 7-9 season record.
The Jaguars are coached by Tom Coughlin. Current (2001) key players include Mark Brunell (quarterback), Fred Taylor (running back), Jimmy Smith and Keenan McCardell (wide receivers), Tony Boselli (offensive tackle), Kevin Hardy and Hardy Nickerson (linebackers), and Gary Walker (defensive tackle).