Sunday, December 5, 2010
Rapid Reaction: Jaguars 17, Titans 6
By Paul Kuharsky
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Thoughts from the Jaguars’ 17-6 win against the Titans at LP Field:
What it means: Jacksonville’s atop the AFC South at 7-5 awaiting Indianapolis’ result against Dallas. The Jaguars hold a head-to-head tiebreaker over the Colts. The Jaguars have matched last season’s win total. The Titans are 5-7, in last in the division based on a head-to-head result with Houston.
What I liked, Jaguars: They came out hell bent on running it and got success right from the start with a nice combination of Maurice Jones-Drew and Rashad Jennings. Jacksonville ran it 53 times for 258 yards, with Jones-Drew stiff-arming Michael Griffin out of relevance on a 37-yard scamper on his last touch. The Jaguars made the Titans appear tired and worn down from the start.
What I didn’t like, Titans: Big drops from Bo Scaife (twice) Randy Moss and Nate Washington. Scaife had one near the goal line that really could have changed the complexion of the game and given the Titans a chance. The defense tackled at an unacceptable level.
Opposite directions: The Titans won in Jacksonville on Oct. 18 by a 30-3 score. The scoreboard makes this one seem closer, but it had the same blowout feel very early.
Injury of note: The Jaguars lost safety Courtney Greene early to a shoulder injury that did not look good. He was out of pads in a hurry and in significant pain. Sean Considine replaced him.
What’s next: The Jaguars host the Oakland Raiders at EverBank Field. The Titans have a quick turnaround for a Thursday night matchup with Indianapolis.