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The Jacksonville Jaguars had their opportunities to beat the Cincinnati Bengals and end the longest losing streak in the NFL. Instead, Jacksonville is climbing up the NFL record books in futility. 

Thanks to Evan McPherson's 35-yard field goal as time expired, the Bengals defeated the Jaguars 24-21 and sent Jacksonville to its 19th consecutive loss. Jacksonville is just the fifth team in NFL history to lose 19 consecutive games, tying the 2007-2009 Detroit Lions for the second-longest losing streak in the Super Bowl era. The 1961-1962 Oakland Raiders also lost 19 consecutive games in the AFL.

The 1976-1977 Tampa Bay Buccaneers have the longest losing streak in the Super Bowl era at 26 games. The 1942-1945 Chicago Cardinals lost an NFL record 29 consecutive games, also splitting the 1944 season with the Pittsburgh Steelers as the Chicago/Pittsburgh Cardinals-Steelers (due to player shortages from World War II). 

Jacksonville can become the second team in the Super Bowl era and third team in NFL history to lose 20 consecutive games with a loss to the Tennessee Titans in Week 5. Jacksonville plays Tennessee and the Miami Dolphins at home before heading into the bye week. 

Here are the Jaguars' next eight games:

  • Week 5 -- vs. Titans
  • Week 6 -- vs. Dolphins
  • Week 7 -- Bye week
  • Week 8 -- at Seahawks
  • Week 9 -- vs. Bills
  • Week 10 -- at Colts
  • Week 11 -- vs. 49ers
  • Week 12 -- at Falcons
  • Week 13 -- at Rams

Certainly not an easy schedule for the Jaguars. Urban Meyer, Trevor Lawrence, and Co. have a tough road ahead.