The regular season kicks off on Sunday afternoon, as the Jacksonville Jaguars will head to Minnesota to play the Vikings. The Jaguars are much improved offensively from a year ago, and on paper, this is a game that the Jaguars should win. Personally, Iâ€™m not really a believer that the past plays a part in the present with sports. Yet, itâ€™s still worth a look. With that said, is history on the side of the Jaguars in the regular season opener?
Jacksonville has played Minnesota four times. The Jaguars are 1-3 against the Vikings all-time, with Minnesota outscoring Jacksonville 110-71 (28-18 average game score, in favor of the Vikings).
When playing in Minnesota, the Jaguars are 1-2.
In their first road game of the year, the Jaguars are 7-10 (.412) all-time, with the average score of 20-16 in favor of the opponent.
In 10 of their 17 seasons as a franchise (59%), when the Jaguars have won the preseason finale, they have lost the regular season opener, and vice-versa.