JagNation Report Card

The Jaguars took sole possession of first place by taking down the Titans on Sunday. Here's how each of the position groups graded out in the 17-6 victory.


PASSING OFFENSE: B-minus - The Jaguars didn't have to do much passing because their running game was so effective so David Garrard threw only 19 passes, completing 14 for 126 yards. Most of the passes were short safe ones.

RUSHING OFFENSE: A - The Jaguars made a statement on their opening drive, running the ball 11 times in 12 plays while going on a 77-yard touchdown march that set the tone for the day. They rushed 53 times, a franchise record and wound up with 258 yards, their second best ever. Maurice Jones-Drew had a career day with 186 yards. Jones-Drew has now rushed for over 100 yards five games in a row.

PASS DEFENSE: A - The much-maligned Jaguars' pass defense had one of its better efforts as it limited Kerry Collins to 14 completions in 32 throws. They picked him off twice and held him to a 34.5 passer rating.

RUSH DEFENSE: A - They clamped down on Chris Johnson, holding him to 53 yards in 13 carries. When the Jaguars can stop the run that way, it is easier for them to play pass defense.

SPECIAL TEAMS: C - Josh Scobee missed two field-goal attempts as one was blocked and the other hit the right upright. Deji Karim averaged 24.7 yards on three kick returns and the coverage teams were solid.

COACHING: A - The Jaguars figured they could run against the Titans and they were right. And once they saw they could run, they kept pounding the Titans. But they also added some wrinkles like Zach Miller's end-around plays and David Garrard ran a naked bootleg.

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