Dec 30, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) runs for a touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports
NASHVILLE, Tn. -- The worst season in franchise history has ended in a fitting way.
The Jaguars had a 14-7 lead over the Titans late in the 2nd quarter, but the Titans proceded to score on two interception returns and two punt returns over the course of the next few minutes.
This season's (2-14) record is the worst in franchise history. The previous worst record was in the inaugural season of 1995 when the Jaguars finished (4-12).
Because of their poor record, the Jaguars will have the second overall pick in April's NFL Draft. They have the same record as the Kansas City Chiefs, but the Chiefs will have the first pick because of a tiebreaker.
General manager Gene Smith is expected to be fired on Monday. The Florida Times-Union reports that Smith and Jaguars owner Shad Khan will meet on Monday. This ESPN report suggests that Smith's firing is imminent. Smith has been with the organization for all 18 seasons in Jaguars history, but he has been the main person in charge of personnel for the last 4 seasons. During these 4 seasons, the Jaguars have a combined record of (22-42).
Mike Mularkey's job might not be safe either. Although this was his first season with the Jaguars, his combined record as an NFL head coach which includes two years in Buffalo is (16-32).
For the stats from the Jaguars' loss at Tennessee on Sunday, click here: http://content.usatoday.com/sportsdata/football/nfl/game/jaguars_titans/2012/12/30#box-score
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