It feels good, doesn't it?
Chris Johnson had a franchise record 228 yards as he guided the Titans to a 30-13 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars for their first win since last December. The Titans held the ball for more than 39 minutes, had no turnovers, and outgained the Jaguars by 100 yards.
The highly anticipated start of Vince Young went wonderfully, going 15 of 18 for 125 yards and one touchdown as well as 32 yards rushing. He finished with a 114.1 passer rating, higher than Kerry Collins has gotten in any game this season.
The Titans defense played one of their best games of the season, sacking Jacksonville QB David Garrard four times. Compared to the 323 yards the Titans gave up to David Garrard in the last match-up, Garrard only threw for 139 yards and two interceptions to Cortland Finnegan and Rod Hood. Maurice Jones-Drew rushed for 177 yards and 2 touchdowns, the only two that the Titans gave up.
Newly signed punter Brett Kern made life a lot easier for the Titans defense by giving the Jaguars bad field position all day long. He put three of his four punts inside the 20, compared to only one in four games by former Titans punter Reggie Hodges. The Titans also blocked a punt on the Jaguars second touchdown. The returning duties were handled mainly by Michael Griffin and Kevin Kaesviham. Both did not fumble the ball once.
This is a real confidence booster for this team. "I'm going to tell you like this," WR Nate Washington said, I'm not making any predictions or guarantees, but this team went 10-0 last year. I feel like the weapons we have in this locker room are doing nothing but making us better, so we'll see what happens this season. (This win) is big."
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