The butt of jokes for years, the Jacksonville Jaguars finally stole the show.

Shad Khan's team clinched a playoff berth with Sunday's 45-7 victory over the Houston Texans. It's the Jags first postseason appearance since 2007. Since Khan bought the team in November of 2011, Jacksonville had never even earned more than five wins in any year.

"I've been through life when I was a laughingstock, whatever business I was in -- auto parts, what have you -- and then you have to stay with it, and success comes," the owner said after the playoff-clinching win, via ESPN. "It's a story of perseverance."

In Khan's first five full seasons as owner, the Jags were laughably 17-63. Sunday's victory pushed Jacksonville to 9-4, with an inside track to its first division title since 1999.