Blaine Gabbert made his 13th start against the Tennessee Titans. That tied Byron Leftwich for the most starts by a rookie in team history. Gabbert finished the game with 198 yards and one interception for a 53.5 rating. He was sacked one time and completed 21-of-42 passes.
The Jaguars were one play away from getting the ball back in the final three minutes and having a shot at a game-winning touchdown drive Saturday. The Tennessee Titans, leading 23-17 with 3:24 left, had a third-and-5 on their 22. If the Jaguars could defend the play, they could force a punt. The Jaguars couldn’t do it.
The familiar word no longer worked Saturday afternoon. The Jaguars lost to the Tennessee Titans, 23-17, in front of an announced 69,143 at LP Field in downtown Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday afternoon, and when the Jaguars’ second consecutive loss was over, Pro Bowl running back Maurice Jones-Drew said it no longer was accurate to talk of near-misses or frustration.
What we learned from the Jaguars’ loss to the Titans. What we learned from the Jaguars’ 23-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans Saturday. Some of it’s good, some of it’s bad, but here it is . . .
Let’s put the garbage to rest. We won’t be losing intentionally to the Colts to create the possibility that they don’t get the first overall pick in the draft so as to keep Andrew Luck out of the division. We aren’t paid to factor in long-term potential personnel developments. We are paid to prepare as best we can and do all we can to win football games.