Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis
The Jaguars end a seven-game losing streak with a hard fought home victory over the division rival Titans.
In a game featuring two of the NFL's worst defenses, defense was what controlled the play all day. The Titans managed to rack up seven sacks after entering the game with just 16 and the Jags stifled Jake Locker and the Titans offense throughout.
With the loss, Tennessee's already slim playoff hopes have evaporated with their seventh loss. They fall to 4-7 on the year and are 0-3 in the division. Jacksonville improves to 2-9 and appear to have a promising duo at receiver.
Tennessee responds quickly after a 31-yard Chris Johnson run and a six-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Britt, it's a two-point game again.
Jaguars easily move down field to pick up their third touchdown of the game and make it a two-score game again 21-12.
The Titans take advantage of the Jaguars suddenly depleted secondary to drive down the field, but still fail to score a touchdown. Bironas puts through his fourth field goal of the day.
Another promising Tennessee drive ends in a field goal as the Titans make it a one-score game again. Jags lead 14-9 in the third quarter.
Cecil Shorts continues to terrorize NFL corners as he pulls in an easy 59-yard pass for a score. Jags are starting to look like a good team.
This unsurprisingly dull first half draws to a close with a Titans 40-yard field goal to bring the combined score to 13.
After a couple of horrendous drives concluding with an interception and a punt, the Jaguars move the ball methodically to pick up a touchdown and the lead.
TEN - 19
JAX - 24
After today's game both team's fans can officially start focusing on mock drafts.
Okay folks let the Mike Munchak witch hunt officially begin.
After two of the saddest attempts at trickery the Titans are going to lose to Jaguars after an intercepted hail mary pass.
Q4 0:29 - TEN 19 - JAX 24
Josh Scobee field goal makes it a touchdown game with barely any time to play.
Jake Locker's pass is tipped and intercepted by Dwight Lowery quickly ends the Titans hopes of a comeback. Prepare to watch the Titans defenders play pinball.
The Titans pick up their seventh sack to end the Jaguars drive. They'll get the ball back with about three and a half minutes remaining.
Q4 4:57 - TEN 19 - JAX 21
Titans take two minutes to drive down and finally score a touchdown of their own to make it a two-point game again. This one is still mildly interesting folks.
Q4 6:57 - TEN 12 - JAX 21
Seven-yard touchdown pass from Chad Henne to Justin Blackmon likely puts this game on ice and gives the Jaguars their second win of the season.
Big 23-yard completion to Shorts on third down, with a 15-yard roughing the passer penalty tacked on to it, keeps the Jags drive alive.
Q4 10:09 - TEN 12 - JAX 14
Jaguars defense holds again and the more field goals the Titans kick, the more Bironas' miss sticks out. Titans could have 15 and the lead right now.
Titans offense comes to life and then there's the announcement that both of the Jaguars' starting corners are out with injury.
The Jaguars waste a great opportunity to put the game out of reach after starting the drive at midfield, but are forced to punt instead.
The Titans now have a whopping six sacks in today's game, yet still trail in the match-up.
The Titans have hit self-destruct with a negative 12 yard run followed by a delay of game penalty. Guess what comes next .... Punt.
Q3 3:34 - TEN 9 - JAX 14
The Jaguars have done a great job of keeping the Titans out of the end zone as the Titans put through their third field goal of the day.
Can anyone explain Darius Reynaud's thinking on returns today? His heels were basically out of the back of the end zone and he still tried to return the kickoff to no avail.
Q3 8:49 - TEN 6 - JAX 14
Jags open up the biggest lead of the game on a 59-yard touchdown pass to Cecil Shorts. What the heck was Griffin doing on the play?
The Titans have come out at the beginning of the third quarter trying to get Chris Johnson going. So far so good.
What do you think happens to the Titans' coaching staff if owner Bud Adams has to watch his team lose to the 1-9 Jaguars?
Q2 0:15 - TEN 6 - JAX 7
Rob Bironas manages to make the 40-yard try to pull the Titans to within one.
Henne's pass is incomplete and the Titans will now get the ball with all three time outs near mid-field.
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