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Jaguars come back down to earth in 37-16 loss to Titans

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A chance to go 2-0? The possibility of beating the Tennessee Titans at home? Who are these Jacksonville Jaguars?

They are who we thought they were.

After a three-and-out by the Titans on their first drive, the Jaguars took their first drive of the field into Titans' territory. The drive would take six minutes off the clock, but ultimately end in a 43-yard Jason Myers field goal, who barely squeaked it in the right upright to give the Jaguars the first points of the game at 3-0.

The Titans answered with a field goal of their own the next drive. Ryan Succop hit a 40-yard field goal to tie the game 3-3.

After a slew of three-and-out's buy both teams, the Jaguars were forced into their first turnover of the season. Brian Orakpo beat Cam Robinson off the edge, and sacked Bortles from behind, causing a fumble and a Titans recovery. Two plays later, Marcus Mariota made a mistake himself, throwing the ball into coverage, as Telvin Smith intercepted the ball for his first interception of the season.

After the interception, the Jaguars offense finally started to show life, getting inside the Titans 32. The Jaguars' struggles on offense continued however, as a tipped pass from Bortles was picked off by Avery Williamson.

The Titans were able to get in field goal range after the interception, and kicked a 41-yard field goal right as the clock hit zero, giving them their first lead of the game at 6-3.

The second half would be sobering to say the least.

Jacksonville's turnover struggles would continue into the second half, as Bortles threw another interception that was tipped right into the hands of Da'Norris Searcy. The Titans took it into the red zone, but a third-and-goal stop by the Jaguars lead them to settle for a field goal. Succop made the kick, extending the Titans lead to 9-3.

After another three-and-out by the offense, Adoree Jackson punished the Jaguars on special teams, taking a punt into Jaguars territory for a 46 yard return. The Titans took full advantage, with former Heisman winner Derrick Henry bulldozing his way into the end-zone for a 17-yard touchdown. Succop made the extra point, giving the Titans a 16-3 lead mid way through the third quarter.

Another uninspiring drive by the Jaguars gave the Titans good field position on their next possession. They struck quickly, with a 42-yard pass from Mariota to Taywan Taylor to just outside the end zone. Two plays later, Delanie Walker took an end around in for a touchdown, extending the Titans lead 23-3.

The Titans continued to pour it on in the fourth quarter. Mariota hit tight end Jonnu Smith on a screen for a 32-yard touchdown, adding on to the beat down with a score of 30-3.

The Jaguars drove down the field in garbage time, ending their drive with a one-yard touchdown run by Leonard Fournette. They went for the two point conversion, but an unsuccessful attempt only cut the lead to 30-9.

The Titans extended their lead late in the fourth quarter with a Jalston Fowler three-yard run for a touchdown. This added to the blowout at 37-9.

The Jaguars scored another garbage time touchdown, with a Bortles throw to Allen Hurns making it 37-16. That would mark the last score of the game, as the Jaguars fell to the Titans to the score of 37-16.

The Jaguars fall to 1-1 on the season, and travel to London next week to host their annual game in London against the Baltimore Ravens.

At least we had fun last week, right?