JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars haven't won a lot of games in general over the last five-plus seasons, but they've really struggled when it comes to playing at EverBank Field.
In fact, they have the worst winning percentage at home from the start of the 2012 season until now: 9-28 (.243). That's five games worse than the Cleveland Browns, who are just 3-16 in their last 19 games at FirstEnergy Stadium.
The Jaguars (3-2) lost their only game at EverBank Field this season (37-16 to Tennessee on Sept. 17) and will play their first game there in nearly a month on Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams (3-2). A victory will put them two games over .500 for the first time since December 2010.
"We have to play well at home [to] earn that right to have home-field advantage," coach Doug Marrone said. "I don’t think you can just go out there and say, 'Hey, listen, you put it on all the fans.' You say, 'Hey, listen, we need you to do this, we need you to do that.' They [fans] are coming out and they’re paying good money to see a good product on the field and seeing some wins.
"For me, I think you have to earn that first. I spoke to the team about it [Monday]. We have to do a better job of playing at home.”
According to ESPN Stats & Information, the Jaguars are one of nine teams that have losing records at home (not including games played in London or Mexico City):
Jacksonville: 9-28 (.243)
Cleveland: 14-29 (.326)
Tampa Bay: 15-28 (.349)
Tennessee: 15-27 (.357)
Chicago: 17-26 (.395)
Los Angeles Chargers: 19-24 (.442)
Oakland: 18-22 (.450)
Los Angeles Rams: 19-22 (.463)
Washington: 21-23 (.477)