Jaguars owner Shad Khan has experienced a lot of losing since buying the Jacksonville franchise in 2012. On Sunday, he watched the team take a major step in its remarkable turnaround. The Jaguars beat the Texans, 45-7, in front of the home fans at EverBank Field. The win clinched the Jaguars' first playoff berth since 2007. The sold out crowd erupted with a chant of "Playoffs! Playoffs!" during the fourth quarter of the game. It was a far cry from the half-empty, frustrated fourth-quarter audiences of the past few years. "It’s been awesome," Khan said about the attendance after the game. "We’ve had standing room only tickets today, which certainly hasn’t happened in the almost six years I’ve been here, so it’s wonderful. The energy in this stadium, you can’t replace that, and that’s why we need the fans.” The team was 17-63 under Khan's ownership entering this season. In January, Khan made the move to bring back former head coach Tom Coughlin as the team's vice president of football operations. From there, Coughlin and general manager Dave Caldwell hired Doug Marrone as the team's head coach.
Owner Shad Khan on the Jaguars' turnaround: 'It's a story of perseverance'
First Coast News | Dec 17