The Tennessee Titans cruised to a 20-0 victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday which gave the Titans their first home shutout since the year 2000. The loss drops Jacksonville to 2-11 on the year.
Pretty much nothing went well for the Jaguars. Between improper play-calling and questionable decision-making, they couldn’t sustain any offensive drives and failed to at all threaten this Titans team.
The biggest nail in the coffin was the only eight attempted rushing plays on the day with only six of those going to star running back James Robinson. The alienation of Robinson from this offense has been one of the most damning elements to this coaching scheme. This Jags team completely lacks offensive weapons, and on a day where Trevor Lawrence struggled mightily, I find it perplexing that Robinson wasn’t utilized more extensively.
Lawrence had an incredibly forgetful day on the football field. He completed only 24 passes despite attempting a whopping 40. He had 221 yards and four interceptions. Again, with the game script the way it was, I’m not sure why you ask this rookie to throw 40 times.
Only two receivers had any notable production for Jacksonville. Marvin Jones Jr. hauled in six catches for 70 yards while Laquon Treadwell caught the ball four times for 68 yards.
The Titans, on the other hand, were the epitome of balance on offense. Ryan Tannehill went 20 for 31 passing and posted 191 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions. He added four carries on the ground for 29 yards and one touchdown.
Three different running backs carried the ball for the Titans. D’Onta Foreman assumed the lead back role, and he carried the ball 13 times for 47 yards and one touchdown.
D’Onta Foreman is IN!
Touchdown #Titans 💪
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None of their receivers had as impressive of a day as the leading Jags receivers, but nine different Titans registered at least one reception on the day compared to seven for the Jags.
Randy Bullock made up the rest of the offense by converting two of three field goals and two of two extra points. The four interceptions were made by Buster Skrine, Jayon Brown, Rashaan Evans, and Kristian Fulton.
In Week 15 the Jaguars will return to Jacksonville to host the Houston Texans. This will be a bottom-of-the-barrel, in-division matchup. If the Jaguars cannot manage to have offensive success against the reeling Texans, then they won’t project to compete against anybody else in this league.
With all the behind-the-scenes drama coming to light, tensions flaring as Urban Meyer seems to have lost not only the locker room but also the trust of his coaching staff, the remaining slate of games for the Jaguars project to be ugly.