Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Jaguars Hopeless at Home; Jags Remain Winless at EverBank; 1-8 Start Is Worst in Team History

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Jaguars Hopeless at Home; Jags Remain Winless at EverBank; 1-8 Start Is Worst in Team History

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Byline: Ryan O'Halloran

For their first four home games, the Jaguars could lose badly but fly under the radar. They were irrelevant around the league, most folks unaware of just how poorly they had played at EverBank Field.

That changed Thursday night.

Playing in their only prime-time game of the year, the Jaguars served up another stinker, losing 27-10 to the Indianapolis Colts and becoming an NFL embarrassment in the process.

The 1-8 start, including six consecutive losses, is the worst in franchise history and the Jaguars continue to build on their worst home start.

In five home games, they've been outscored 150-47. For teams that lost their first five home games, the minus-103 point differential is the sixth-highest in league history.

And the Jaguars showed zero composure.

They were called for six 15-yard penalties, including one by coach Mike Mularkey for throwing his headset and play-sheet during an on-field fit.

"We were hoping not to come out and have some of the things that happened that have been happening for the first eight games. And they happened immediately," Mularkey said.

The Jaguars sunk to the bottom of the league standings until at least Monday night, when 1-7 Kansas City plays at Pittsburgh.

Quarterback Blaine Gabbert left the game with 13:21 remaining when he landed on his already-dinged left (non-throwing) shoulder. He finished 18-of-31 passing for 209 yards and an interception that was returned for a touchdown by cornerback Darius Butler (who had two picks).

"I don't think it was worth the risk to put him back out there," Mularkey said.

The Colts, meanwhile, continue to surge. The league's biggest surprise improved to 6-3, getting two rushing touchdowns from rookie quarterback Andrew Luck (who also had 227 yards passing) and eight catches from veteran receiver Reggie Wayne.

The lone Jaguars' bright spots came from receiver Laurent Robinson (career-high nine catches) and Dawan Landry's first interception of the year. …

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