What We Learned Against The Titans

The Jaguars were the better team on Thursday night as they took down the Tennessee Titans, 21-13. Find out how our keys to victory actually played out.

In the first game that they have been favored in roughly three years, the Jacksonville Jaguars restored the bettors confidence as they defeated the Tennessee Titans, 21-13.

Keys To A Jaguars Victory

Take advantage of opportunities/make fewer mistakes. In what was probably the biggest surprise of the evening, the Jaguars and Titans combined for exactly no turnovers. This was one of the few games in which the Jags were the better team.

Run it down their throats. The Jaguars did just that to the Titans worst-ranked run defense. Jacksonville ran the ball 25 times for 177 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Make them go underneath. Jacksonville limited big plays and didn’t give up any cheap touchdowns. As expected, the Titans weren’t able to consistently sustain drives.

Stop Delanie Walker. Walker was held to four receptions for 54 yards. He was open fairly often, but Charlie Whitehurst wasn’t able to get him the football.

Lots of Toby/Blake read option Toby Gerhart battled a rib injury but still had a solid game. The Jaguars picked up a few key first downs with Blake Bortles’ legs and the team was able to run to win.

What We’ll Be Saying On Monday

Toby had his best day as a Jaguar. Gerhart played well as he gained 53 yards on 12 carries with a touchdown.

Marqise Lee led the team. Lee was Blake Bortles go-to-guy as he caught four passes for 65 yards. Lee also drew a key pass interference penalty to extend the Jaguars final drive which allowed them to run down the clock.

Delanie Walker will score. The Titans’ tight end was kept out of the end zone, although he was wide open and Whitehurst didn’t see him. .

Blake Bortles will play well. Bortles played better than the stats showed. 13 for 26, for 115 yards with a touchdown isn’t Pro Bowl worthy, but the young quarterback did enough for the team to get a win. Bortles gained 50 yards on five rushes which was key in the game.

They gave the fans something to cheer about. The Jaguars finished with a 3-4 record at Everbank Field. That’s not horrible. They seem to be on the right path, they just need to add some more talent to the roster.

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