RTC: Same problems hurt Jaguars

December, 23, 2013
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Put aside all the good feelings around the attempted touchdown pass to center Brad Meester and it was a disappointing loss for the Jaguars on Sunday at EverBank Field.

The Jaguars were opportunistic on offense in the first half, but managed just three points and five first downs in the second half. The defense played well in the first half, but wore down because of injuries and allowed the Titans to rush for 114 yards. The result was a second consecutive 1-7 record at home, which the Florida Times-Union's Ryan O'Halloran writes needs to be fixed before hopes of improvement can seem realistic.

"This is the second week we’ve had the opportunity to give ourselves some distance from a team and we weren’t able to get anything going,” right guard Uche Nwaneri said. "We can do it, because we’ve seen ourselves do it numerous times over the last half of the season. But this is disappointing for us."

Here are some additional pieces of Jaguars content from around the Web in our daily Reading the Coverage feature:

O'Halloran reviews how well the Jaguars accomplished the four keys to the game in his Four Downs Analysis.

The T-U's Vito Stellino writes that running back Maurice Jones-Drew isn't thinking about his contract situation and whether or not he'll be back with the Jaguars in 2014. He also writes that Sunday's game turned south for the Jaguars when the Titans turned to their running game.

T-U columnist Gene Frenette gives the Jaguars average grades in his report card.

The T-U's Hays Carlyon breaks down Meester's almost-touchdown catch, which was a play the Jaguars put in to honor Meester in his final home game before he retires. Frenette writes that a victory would have been the perfect way to honor Meester.

Here's my story on Meester's pass play, which includes a lot of good-natured ribbing by his teammates.

Here's video of the play, courtesy of CBSSports.com.

Here's the T-U's Monday Morning Quarterback, in which fans sound off about Sunday's game.

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ESPN Jacksonville Jaguars reporter

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