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NFL Exaggerates Numbers, Yahoo's Broadcast Averaged Just 1.64M Viewers

Oct 27, 2015 2:23 PM

The NFL initially disclosed that 33.6 million watched Yahoo's stream of the Jacksonville Jaguars-Buffalo Bills Game, but that quickly was adjusted to 15.2 million unique viewers.

Roger Goodell said on ESPN Radio that “over 15 million people were viewing the game.”

The Bills-Jaguars game on Yahoo averaged, according to SportsBusiness Journal, 1.64 million viewers. In contrast, the Jets-Dolphins game from London, broadcast on CBS in the 9:30 a.m. ET window, had an average audience of 9.86 million. 

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Yahoo Draws 15.2M Unique Viewers For Jaguars-Bills

Oct 26, 2015 12:45 PM

Yahoo's stream of Sunday's game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills had 15.2 million unique viewers.

"It's been a great opportunity to partner with the NFL and deliver a truly exceptional global live streaming experience for our users," said Adam Cahan, Yahoo's SVP of Product and Engineering, said in a release. "We're seeing a dramatic shift in the industry as audiences' primary video watching moves away from TV. We were thrilled to join the NFL in setting a new standard for sports programming for our users and advertisers."

Thirty-three percent of streams were from international users.

"We're a lot closer to the internet being a real, legitimate distribution platform for NFL games than we were one or two years ago," NFL executive vice president of media Brian Rolapp told The MMQB's Peter King.

"We're thrilled with the results of our initial step distributing an NFL game to a worldwide audience and with the work of our partner, Yahoo," said Hans Schroeder, Senior Vice President, Media Strategy, Business Development & Sales for the NFL. "We are incredibly excited by the fact that we took a game that would have been viewed by a relatively limited television audience in the United States and by distributing it digitally were able to attract a global audience of over 15 million viewers."

The NFL averages 17.6 million unique viewers for Thursday Night Football and 13.5 million for Monday Night Football.

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Gus Bradley's Job With Jaguars Safe This Season, Next Season

Oct 25, 2015 10:44 AM

The job of Gus Bradley as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars is safe this season and likely next year as well.

"I'm told by sources informed of the Jaguars' thinking that Gus Bradley is safe, not just this season, but, barring a 1-15 type collapse that would feature a player mutiny -- essentially like the Dolphins had -- Gus Bradley will be safe for next season as well," Ian Rapoport said. "The reason why: no one with the Jaguars thought this would be just a three-year rebuilding process.

"Bradley may have taken over the worst roster in the NFL, so they are going to exhibit patience with him and with their regime. They fixed the offense this year, expect them to focus on the defense next year."

Bradley was hired by the Jaguars in 2013 after several seasons as defensive coordinator of the Seattle Seahawks.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

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TruMedia Networks Hires Dean Oliver As VP Of Data Science

Oct 14, 2015 1:14 PM

Dean Oliver has been hired by Tony Khan's TruMedia Networks as Vice President of Data Science.

Oliver was most recently in the front office of the Sacramento Kings and is considered one of the best minds in the world of sports analytics. 

Khan is SVP, Football Technology & Analytics for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

TruMedia Networks is an engineering firm specializing in sports analytics solutions for leagues, franchises and media partners.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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Jaguars Were Unaware Of Bernard Pierce's Concussion

Oct 13, 2015 12:36 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars were unable to determine Bernard Pierce suffered a concussion in Week 5.

Pierce could have very well have been experiencing concussion symptoms during the play in which he blocked a Bucs player instead of making the tackle in punt coverage.

Jaguars medical personnel were unaware that he was experiencing concussion symptoms until Pierce told them about an hour after the game.

"There was no in-game information provided to the team that indicated these symptoms," Jaguars spokesman Tad Dickman said.


After being examined, Pierce was placed in the NFL's concussion protocol. The Jaguars studied the game film on Monday and were unable to determine if Pierce suffered the concussion on a single play or if it was the result of multiple blows to the head.

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Jaguars Starting T.J. Yeldon At Running Back

Sep 8, 2015 1:53 PM

T.J. Yeldon is at the top of the Jacksonville Jaguars' depth chart at running back.

Yeldon was a second round pick by the Jaguars out of Alabama.

Yeldon will be the starter over Denard Robinson.

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Julius Thomas Could Miss Four Weeks With Finger Surgery

Aug 31, 2015 8:20 PM

Julius Thomas is considering undergoing surgery on his finger, which would rule him out for at least four weeks.

The Jacksonville Jaguars signed Thomas in the offseason.

David Caldwell confirmed Monday that Thomas will receive a second medical opinion Tuesday before deciding whether to undergo the surgery.

A source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that Thomas is expected to undergo the surgery.


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Julius Thomas To Miss Remainder Of Preseason

Aug 15, 2015 7:35 PM

Julius Thomas will miss the rest of the preseason with a stable fracture in his left hand.

"The good news is that it's quick healing ... The tough news is that he is going to be out probably the rest of preseason," Gus Bradley said. "But hopefully, if everything works alright, he'll be back ready for the first game."

The Jacksonville Jaguars gave Thomas a five-year, $46 million contract in the offseason to sign him away from the Denver Broncos.


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NFL Partners With Yahoo On First-Ever Global Stream Of Game

Jun 3, 2015 2:00 PM

The NFL and Yahoo! Inc. announced Wednesday a first-ever partnership that will exclusively digitally deliver the NFL's International Series game in London between the Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars on October 25 to fans around the world for free on any device.

"The NFL has always been committed to being at the forefront of media innovation. Through this partnership with Yahoo -- one of the world's most recognizable digital brands -- we are taking another important step in that direction as we continue to closely monitor the rapidly evolving digital media landscape," said Roger Goodell, Commissioner of the National Football League.

"We're thrilled that the NFL has chosen Yahoo for this historic opportunity," said Marissa Mayer, President and CEO of Yahoo. "It marks a significant change in the way users can access this amazing content. The NFL and Yahoo have both long engaged football fans around the world. Our partnership provides the ultimate football experience -- with digital availability, designed for the modern fan."

The NFL also reached agreement on a deal with YouTube earlier this year to make their channel viewable on Google searches.


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Jaguars Have Youngest Offense In NFL

May 26, 2015 1:11 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars have the youngest offensive roster in the NFL with an average age of 23.91 ahead of the St. Louis Rams at 24.18.

The Jaguars ranked 31st in offense in 2014.

The Jaguars' top four receivers are all second-year players plus rookie Rashad Greene.

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Jaguars Sign Dante Fowler To Full Guaranteed Contract Despite ACL Tear
Dante Fowler tore his ACL in his first practice with the Jaguars.

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Jets, Jags, Fins, Eagles, Raiders Each Spent Over $100M In Free Agency
The Jets spent $179.3 million in contracts in free agency.

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Dante Fowler Tears ACL, Out For Remainder Of 2015
Dante Fowler was selected with the third overall pick by the Jaguars.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Cardinals, Buccaneers, Jaguars In Running For Peterson; Cowboys Out
The number of teams who realistically might trade for Adrian Peterson are less than what has been previously reported.

Charles Robinson/Yahoo! Sports

Blake Bortles' Arm 'Deteriorated' During Rookie Season
Blake Bortles spent the first part of the offseason without a football in his hand, working on improving his mechanics.

Dan Hanzus/NFL.com

Cardinals, Falcons, Cowboys, Jags, Chargers, Bucs In Mix For Peterson
The Vikings could entice a team to trade for Adrian Peterson once Melvin Gordon and Todd Gurley are drafted.

Chris Tomasson/Pioneer Press

Greg Jennings Meets With Jaguars
Greg Jennings has also had visits with the Panthers and Dolphins.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Dante Fowler Jr. Expects To Be Picked By Jaguars At No. 3
Dante Fowler Jr. is a perfect fit for the Jaguars' leo spot, which is a hybrid end/linebacker whose main responsibility is rushing the passer, because that's what he did during his three seasons at

Mike DiRocco/ESPN

Jaguars Claim Bernard Pierce Off Waivers
Bernard Pierce was released on Wednesday by the Ravens after an arrest on a DUI charge.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Julius Thomas Signs With Jaguars On Five-Year, $46 Deal
Julius Thomas will receive $21 million in guaranteed money and $28.3 million in the first three years.

Albert Breer/NFL.com

Julius Thomas Agrees To Sign With Jaguars
The Raiders, Seahawks and Broncos also strongly pursued Julius Thomas.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Maurice Jones-Drew Retires From NFL
Maurice Jones-Drew, 5-foot-7, 210 pounds, completed his career with 8,167 rushing yards.

Bill Williamson/ESPN

Jaguars Interested In Trading Down From No. 3
The 2015 NFL Draft is quarterback-heavy, but the Jaguars believe they have their quarterback of the future in Blake Bortles.

Conor Orr/NFL.com

Doug Marrone Looking Ahead At Work With Jaguars
Doug Marrone acknowledged that he was baffled at a former assistant coach's claims that he was self-centered, selfish and greedy.

Michael DiRocco/ESPN

Seahawks Have Best Super Bowl 50 Odds
The Seahawks, Patriots and Packers have the best odds of winning the Super Bowl next season.


All Three 2015 London Games Will Have 9:30 AM EST Kickoff
The NFL will have a 9:30 AM EST kickoff for all three London games in 2015.

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Doug Marrone Hired By Jaguars As Offensive Line Coach
Doug Marrone still will be paid $4 million by the Bills for 2015.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Jaguars Fire Offensive Coordinator Jedd Fisch
Gus Bradley said there were philosophical differences with Jedd Fisch related to how much the team asked of Blake Bortles

Michael DiRocco/ESPN

Denard Robinson Believes He Can Be One Of NFL's Top Backs
Denard Robinson has rushed for 329 yards on 57 carries over the past three weeks.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Paul Posluszny Out For Season With Torn Pec
Paul Posluszny is in his fourth season with the Jaguars and eighth overall.

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