Jags More Competitive In Loss

The Jaguars get another chance to prove they can win on the road Sunday when they face the Titans in Nashville. The Jaguars fell to 2-3 on the road this season after suffering a disheartening 24-20 loss to the New York Giants in a game in which they led 17-6 at halftime.

The only consolation for the Jaguars is that their other two road losses were by a 38-13 margin at San Diego and a 42-20 loss at Kansas City.

They now have lost eight consecutive road games after Thanksgiving and 11 of their last 12.

This time, they were in position to win -- only until they gave up 15 points in the fourth quarter to the Giants.

The loss ended a three-game winning streak, dropped their record to 6-5 and left the Jaguars one game ahead of the Titans and Houston, who are tied for third at 5-6. By virtue of the Colts' loss Sunday night to the Chargers, the Jaguars are still in first place in the South. But there's little room for a misstep.

The Jaguars are still in position to win the division because they play all three division teams in the final five games starting with the game at Tennessee.

In their first game against the Titans, the Jaguars were drilled 30-3 as the Titans ran for 153 yards, including 111 in 26 carries by Chris Johnson.

But the Jaguars are now a different team and the Titans are definitely without Vince Young and may be missing Kerry Collins, who wasn't able to play against Houston in a 20-0 loss. Rookie Rusty Smith started his first game last week and was blanked by Houston, 20-0.

In the first game, both Young and Collins played against the Jaguars. Young completed three of five for 61 yards and a touchdown before getting hurt. Collins then came in and completed 11 of 16 for 110 yards and a touchdown.

But it may be tough for Johnson to run against the Jaguars defense if the Titans don't have a passing threat. Johnson was held to five yards by the Texans.

The Jaguars are concerned about quarterback David Garrard, who suffered a left wrist injury when he was sacked on the next to the last Jaguars offensive play. He think it is sprained, but since it is his non-passing wrist, he should be able to play even if it broken

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