Tennessee Titans beat Jacksonville Jaguars: top the AFC South

 

Karen Christensen, Tennessee Titans Reporter

By Karen Christensen // @ksc47 

Titans 9 – 6 Jaguars

While no one can say it was a shoot out, the Tennessee Titans vs Jacksonville Jaguars game definitely had some drama.

Photo from George Walker, IV of the Tennessean

The Titans won the coin toss and deferred to the Jaguars who got the ball first. After several snaps, Tennessee linebacker Wesley Woodyard sacked the Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles and the Titans were looking good. They prevented Jacksonville from scoring on their opening drive. It was the start fans were looking for.

QB Blaine Gabbert was in for the Titans at the start of the game with QB Marcus Mariota on the sidelines dealing with a lingering elbow injury from  the first game of the the season. However, Mariota being sidelined didn’t last long.

After Gabbert was sacked during the first quarter and placed under concussion protocol, Mariota was back in action, sporting a two fingered glove that was presumably to assist with the numbness he has been having in his fingers.  

A game where no touchdowns are scored is not the most exciting thing to watch, but here is a little bit of social media coverage to spice up the game review a bit.

Photo by Phelan M. Ebenhack from TitansOnline.com

The game was a hard fight for both the defenses, and not much going on with the offense except for the kickers.  

Titans wide receiver Corey Davis did have two receptions for a total of 34 yards with one catch out of bounds in the end zone. Yet, as a whole, all of the Titans receivers were dropping too many balls.

Running back Derrick Henry had 18 carries for 57 yards and running back Dion Lewis had 9 carries and 3 receptions for a total of 40 yards. It was not a stellar day for the running game. 

Next week the Titans will be back in Nashville playing the reigning Super Bowl champs the Philadelphia Eagles at Nissan Stadium. The Eagles are 2-1 with their only loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  The Titans defense is ready, the offense needs to really put in some work this week to prevent another low scoring game and to show the fans that they are capable.

 

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