After an embarrassing loss to the Jets, the Titans needed something positive coming out of their trip to Jacksonville. Thankfully, the 0-4 Jaguars were just what the doctor ordered.
The Titans took care of business today on the road, beating Urban Meyer’s Jaguars 37-19.
Kevin Byard kicked off the fireworks in Jacksonville, scooping up a Dan Arnold fumble and returning it for the first touchdown of the day. James Robinson quickly provided an answer, popping off a big run to set up his own touchdown run.
Defense was optional in the first half, as each side traded long touchdown drives. Derrick Henry capped off one for the Titans, and MyCole Pruitt scored on the next. Trevor Lawrence found Jacob Hollister to keep pace.
Finally late in the second quarter, the Titans came up with a stop and Matthew Wright missed his field goal attempt. That opened the door for Tennessee to take control of the game, which they were able to do with a Randy Bullock field goal.
The Titans took a 24-13 lead into the halftime break.
Todd Downing came out of the halftime break and fed Derrick Henry, and Henry responded with his second touchdown of the day. The Titans established a 31-13 lead to open the third quarter, eyeing their third win of the 2021 season.
Both teams traded punts to end the third quarter before the Jaguars finally punched in another score to open the fourth quarter. Lawrence ran in from four yards out, but failed to convert the two-point conversion. Our new score was 31-19.
Jacksonville got the stop they needed, but the Titans answered the call on defense. The Jaguars got to the one yard line, but they were stuffed on a fourth down attempt with ten minutes remaining. The score remained 31-19, and the Titans were in total control.
Lawrence was stopped again on the next drive, failing to convert on fourth and four with under five minutes to play.
Henry scored one more time, putting this game on ice.
Final Score: Titans 37, Jaguars 19
The Titans moved to 3-2, picking up a key divisional win with the Bills and Chiefs looming next. Henry ran for 130 yards and three scores, while Tannehill threw for 197 and a touchdown.