JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - When asked about last year's miserable season opener, Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts III shook his head and tried to recall the score.
He asked, "That was it, 28-2? I thought it was like 40-2."
Nope, just a 26-point loss - at home.
It was the worst opener in the franchise's 19-year history, a debacle against Kansas City in which Jacksonville managed 178 yards, punted 11 times and allowed six sacks.
The beatdown set the tone for Jacksonville's 4-12 season, which included eight double-digit losses in the first eight games and 10 total.
The Jaguars are looking for considerably better - and more competitive - results this time around, beginning Sunday at Philadelphia.