MATCHUP: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-0) at Jacksonville Jaguars (0-1)
WHERE: ALLTEL Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida
WHEN: Friday, August 20, 2004 at 7:30 p.m. ET
TV ANNOUNCERS: Chris Myers and Ron Jaworksi
RADIO: WDAE, Flagship station (103.5 FM, 620 AM)
RADIO ANNOUNCERS: Gene Deckerhoff and Scot Brantley
BUCCANEERS OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR: Jon Gruden
BUCCANEERS DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR: Monte Kiffin
BUCCANEERS SPECIAL TEAMS COACH: RIchard Bisaccia
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS OFFENSE (2003 rankings):
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS DEFENSE (2003 rankings):
JAGUARS HEAD COACH: Jack Del Rio
JAGUARS OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR: Bill Musgrave
JAGUARS DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR: Mike Smith
JAGUARS SPECIAL TEAMS COACH: Pete Rodriguez
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS OFFENSE (2003 rankings):
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS DEFENSE (2003 rankings):
LAST SEASON: In head coach Jack Del Rio’s first season in Jacksonville, the Jaguars finished the 2003 season with a 5-11 record and in third place in the AFC South Division. The Jaguars were 5-3 in regular season games played at home last season.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers went 7-9 in 2003 and missed the playoffs for the first time since 1998. The Bucs were 4-4 on the road during the ’03 regular season.
THE LAST TIME THESE TWO TEAMS MET: Tampa Bay and Jacksonville met in Week 15 last season. The visiting Bucs were downed by the hometown Jags, 17-10.
BUCS-JAGUARS SERIES: Tampa Bay is 2-0 all-time in the preseason against the Jacksonville Jaguars. That includes a 1-0 record in exhibition games played in Jacksonville.
DID YOU KNOW?: The Bucs are 8-2 in preseason contests played under head coach Jon Gruden? Buccaneers merchandise in the world.