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Jaguars will get an extra week on the road

A passenger pulls a suitcase past a window in Terminal 4 of Barajas airport during an Iberia strike in Madrid Reuters

The Jaguars were already racking up the frequent flier miles, thanks to their “home game” in London.

Now, they’ll get a few extra Marriott points too.

According to John Oehser of the team’s official website, Jaguars coach Gus Bradley has decided to keep his team on the West Coast for the week between early games.

The Jags play at the Raiders on Sept. 15, then go to Seattle for a Sept. 22 game. Rather than fly back to Florida to prepare for the Seahawks game, they’ll stay in California, and head to Seattle closer to the weekend.

That’s just part of a brutal travel schedule for the Jags, who come home for one week to play the Colts, then have back-to-back road games at St. Louis and Denver.

They do get another home game with the Chargers before they “host” the 49ers at Wembley Stadium on Oct. 27, but come out of the bye with three of four on the road.

Of course, they volunteered for the annual trip to London, which dampens any sympathy they deserve for their travel schedule. But when the league’s scheduling rotation sends them to play the AFC West and NFC West, it makes for some long stretches away from home.

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  1. dnelson21 says: Jul 11, 2013 9:25 AM

    Really wouldn’t be all that big of a deal if it wasn’t the same team that was traveling to London as well to play. Wish they would’ve constructed a better schedule that doesn’t give a slight disadvantage before the season even starts.

  2. somethingsmellsrotten says: Jul 11, 2013 10:07 AM

    Boo hoo…at least they get to play in the afternoon…unlike the west coast teams that travel to the east coast and play in the morning.

  3. Exiled1 says: Jul 11, 2013 10:13 AM

    This whole London thing is so stupid. Why would they even think that this is a good idea? (I know $$$)

    I know the EPL teams come over and play “friendlies” with MLS teams as an exhibition ,but to have two NFL teams play a REGULAR season game overseas is unfair to the teams ,and the “Home” team’s fans and ticket holders.

  4. eatitfanboy says: Jul 11, 2013 10:14 AM

    somethingsmellsrotten says:
    Jul 11, 2013 10:07 AM
    Boo hoo…at least they get to play in the afternoon…unlike the west coast teams that travel to the east coast and play in the morning.

    No east coast NFL games are ever played in the morning.

  5. johnnyjagfan says: Jul 11, 2013 10:15 AM

    It’s a brutal first 8 games schedule wise.

  6. trollhammer20 says: Jul 11, 2013 10:22 AM

    Lucky for the Jags the leagues changed the travel rules so they only have two games on the far west coast.

    We can thank the Jets and Brett Farve for that. Jets went 0-4 in San Diego, Oakland, SF, and Seattle a few years back, with Favre at QB. Jet owner complained to the league, PRESTO, rules changed almost immediately so that precious baby East Coast teams might get to spend a total of 6-8 hours a year less in the air, on those rare years they play both Western Divisions.

    Meanwhile, West Coast teams and their fans still get stuck with 10 AM kickoffs ninety percent of the times they travel east of Denver. Hey, Roger, ever think that ratings might be a little higher if you had those games start at a better hour for fans of the visitors? If the league finds out they might make more money, the rule would change instantly….

  7. twilson962 says: Jul 11, 2013 10:23 AM

    I wonder if the Jags will tout only having 7 games blacked out in 2013…

  8. akzane says: Jul 11, 2013 10:36 AM

    Wow blackout jokes! Do you even know how stupid that sounds? The Jags haven’t had a blackout since 2009. You need to work on your trolling!

  9. nationalmediacansuckit says: Jul 11, 2013 10:58 AM

    @twilson962
    How original. How inaccurate. How misinformed. How sad. Before you decide to make an attempt at yet another lame blackout joke (which is zero since the 2009 season) at least have some facts so at least we can all fall out of our chair with laughter. By the way tickets are selling and have continued to sell at record pace b/c Jag fans are excited with this new owner and regime.
    So copy and paste your lame blackout jokes for teams that actually have had blackouts since 2009 like Tampa, Miami, Buffalo, San Diego, Arizona, Cincy, Oakland, Kansas City, Indy(before they threw the season before Luck arrived), Minnesota, Detroit and St Loius. See you around my friend.

  10. beelicker says: Jul 11, 2013 11:09 AM

    Welp, there goes a big chunk of those frequent flier miles …

    @eatitfanboy – just because the west coast players might set their watches back 3 hours doesn’t mean their internal clocks don’t still tell them it’s 10 am ‘their’ time @ 1pm est kickoff … same as for their fans watching back home

  11. jagwires says: Jul 11, 2013 11:20 AM

    Buts the jaggyuares has tarpsz and becoz they do they aren’t as goods.

    The Jags went 2-14 and had a higher attendance per game average than 11 other teams, including Pukesburgh and Chicago. Suck it mis-informed fans.

  12. schmitty2 says: Jul 11, 2013 11:33 AM

    trollhammer20 says:Jul 11, 2013 10:22 AM

    Meanwhile, West Coast teams and their fans still get stuck with 10 AM kickoffs ninety percent of the times they travel east of Denver. Hey, Roger, ever think that ratings might be a little higher if you had those games start at a better hour for fans of the visitors? If the league finds out they might make more money, the rule would change instantly….

    Unless you’re sleeping off a hangover or going to church I don’t think any true West coast fan has a problem with a 10 AM game IMO

  13. briang123 says: Jul 11, 2013 11:45 AM

    I desperately want the high comedy of watching the league try to take a home game from the Eagles, Steelers, Packers, Giants, Jets, or Broncos and have them play it in London. May I live ling enough to see that move!

  14. hawkstradamus says: Jul 11, 2013 12:10 PM

    The home team season ticket holders should get some sort of deal that pays them the difference between what they paid for their tickets and what they re-sell for in London.

  15. azcardsfan88 says: Jul 11, 2013 12:26 PM

    nationalmediacansuckit says:
    Jul 11, 2013 10:58 AM
    @twilson962
    How original. How inaccurate. How misinformed. How sad. Before you decide to make an attempt at yet another lame blackout joke (which is zero since the 2009 season) at least have some facts so at least we can all fall out of our chair with laughter. By the way tickets are selling and have continued to sell at record pace b/c Jag fans are excited with this new owner and regime.
    So copy and paste your lame blackout jokes for teams that actually have had blackouts since 2009 like Tampa, Miami, Buffalo, San Diego, Arizona, Cincy, Oakland, Kansas City, Indy(before they threw the season before Luck arrived), Minnesota, Detroit and St Loius. See you around my friend.

    Cool story bro about your blackout comeback. Cardinals have had a new stadium since 2006 and have sold out every game.

  16. digrojones says: Jul 11, 2013 12:56 PM

    I am a transplanted East Coast fan who lives in Cali now and I will say that I hate the 10 o’clock games. Unless I want to get DirecTV and all the bs that comes with it, I have to go to a bar at 9:45 to watch my Eagles. Sometimes I AM sleeping off a hangover on Sunday morning (as I’m sure most of you are at least SOME Sunday’s in the fall) but even if I stay in on a Saturday to make my Sunday experience better, it’s still whacky that Sunday is the only day of the week I need an alarm clock!
    I know for sure that the league would be more popular out West if they made more of an effort to get the West Coast teams to play at 1:15 PDT (4:15 EST). Niners fans don’t even watch if the game starts before noon, but Niners “fans” are embarrassingly weak anyway.

  17. ndnut says: Jul 11, 2013 1:00 PM

    Minnesota sells out the ThunderDome week in week out. It might take extensions sometimes, but we do it.

  18. jmblosser82 says: Jul 11, 2013 1:18 PM

    Jags average attendance us high, but what % of the stadium is filled? Ever Bank Field gas 67.2k-76.8k seat(I assume the 9k difference is the seats they tarp)where as Pittsburgh only has 65k seats. So yes if the Jags sell out and have 100% attendance and Pittsburgh does the same then yes Jags have a higher average due to more seats. Look at hienz field, no tarps. If the steelers had a 76k stadium they would still not need tarps.

  19. phishan says: Jul 11, 2013 1:30 PM

    California Bengals fan here. I love 10am kick off, by 1:30 my teams game is over and I can go about my day.

  20. ravensbob says: Jul 11, 2013 2:07 PM

    The NFL can thank tagliaboob for giving a team to a city that can’t be big league.

  21. controllerzero says: Jul 11, 2013 2:10 PM

    They might want to consider staying in San Jose or SF rather than Oakland for a week. Just a suggestion.

  22. pioniere says: Jul 11, 2013 2:17 PM

    Jacksonville sells out all of their games because there is nothing else to do there.

    HeeHaw Hell.

  23. japadacktle49 says: Jul 11, 2013 2:27 PM

    @ Digrojones
    Well pal most 9er fans are watching 10am starts in the comforts of home on the local networks no reason for a trip to the bar. Stay classy Philly fan and go have another drink.

  24. steelerben says: Jul 11, 2013 3:25 PM

    I’m so tired of the Jaguars fans claiming they are more popular in Jacksonville than the Steelers are in Pittsburgh.

    Everbank Stadium seats 76,867 and the average attendance for 2012 was 64,984 leaving 11,883 open seats, including private boxes and all that. Keep in mind the average low temperature in Jacksonville, FL ranges from 70 in September to 51 in November.

    Heinz Field seats 65,050 and the average attendance for 2012 was 61,188 leaving 3,762 open seats, including the private boxes and all that. Keep in mind that the average temperature in Pittsburgh, PA ranges from 53 in September to 34 in November.

    Fun fact: The Pittsburgh Steelers have sold out every game since November, 1972.

    Fun fact: The Jaguars have avoided blackouts since the end of the 2009 season by giving tickets to local charities, offering “Teal Deals” on coupon sites for $3000 worth of tickets at $50, and the team purchasing it’s own tickets (with the help of sponsors) at 34 cents on the dollar.

  25. granadafan says: Jul 11, 2013 4:27 PM

    I have no feelings positive or negative about the Jags or their fans, but this is a brutal schedule that certainly isn’t conducive towards their re-building. The team will either bond very well or fight like brothers on a long road vacation.

  26. luxinterior78 says: Jul 11, 2013 8:34 PM

    @steelerben

    So you have sold out every game since 1972, but guess who is the ONLY team to ever beat you twice in the same season at your sold out house? Yep, the JAGS, in 2007. Put you out of the playoffs. Theres a fun fact for you homie!

  27. section112 says: Jul 11, 2013 11:51 PM

    @steelerben…I would like to know when the temp in Jacksonville has been 70 degrees in September. ANO WAY !!! Opening day day has been hotter than hades the last several years. Better check your

  28. dadsource says: Jul 12, 2013 12:51 AM

    So let me get this straight as a Jaguars fan who suffered through this horrible 2- 14 season now we have to take this show on the road and show it off to not only another country but the entire West Coast as well? If the NFL can pull that off, then the problems they have with Hernandez and the DUIs is nothing if they can sell this product!

  29. steelerben says: Jul 16, 2013 12:51 PM

    @section112 – I was looked up the statistics at Weather Channel’s website. Average temp, not specific temp.

    @luxinterior78 – And what does that have to do with attendance numbers?

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