Jacksonville Jaguars Are So Trash They Got an Odd Penalty That Hasn't Been Called in 18 Years

The Jaguars have lost eight straight games this season, have the league's third-worst record of 2-11.

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The Jaguars' struggles continue this season, and to be fair, that's nothing new concerning the perennial basement dwellers of the NFL standings. They currently hold the NFL's third worst record at 2-11 and have lost eight straight games. As if things couldn't have gotten any worse for the Jaguars, they went a step beyond to go from bad to really, really bad when their kicker cost their team a rare penalty at the start of the game, which hasn't been called since 1998 when the Bengals played the Broncos.

Jacksonville kicker Jason Myers was hit with a delay of game on the kickoff. Yes, that's an actual violation in the NFL rulebook. It's rarely called because teams have from the time after they score until the official blows their whistle for a kickoff to occur to get the play-call in, and then there is an additional 25 seconds for the receiving team to start their series. No play action after that 25-second limit is a delay of game penalty.

But for the Jaguars to once again pulled off the unthinkable by digging deep for violations that no one besides the refs knew even existed is pretty sad.

Jaguars just had a delay of game on the kicker.... only in Jacksonville

— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) December 11, 2016

First time I ever saw this in a football game.

Jacksonville just go a delay of game on the kickoff

— Northern Star (@Northernstar126) December 11, 2016

Lmao jaguars got a delay of game on a kickoff

— MrOriole (@Mroriole_) December 11, 2016

In one of the oddest penalties of the season, the Jaguars got called for a delay of game... on a… https://t.co/E7lkzBOIpU #reddit #nfl

— NFL on Reddit (@NFLonReddit) December 11, 2016

I didn't know you can receive a Delay of Game penalty on a kickoff...Shame on you @Jaguars

— Dwight Schrut (@MoneyAvenger) December 11, 2016

Jaguars are so bad, they had a delay of game on their kickoff unit 😂

— Andrew Thill (@thilliam94) December 11, 2016

In today's @Vikings game, I've seen the @Jaguars commit a false start on their QB and a delay of game on their kicker. #PenaltiesYouNeverSee

— Taylor (@TBecker_5) December 11, 2016

They lost to the Vikings 25-16, and let's just say it's a rebuilding decade year for the Jaguars.

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