The Jacksonville Jaguars stink.
The single-season franchise record for losses continues to climb, as the Jaguars lose their 12th straight game — this time to the Tennessee Titans by a score of 31-10. The Titans ran for 249 total yards with little resistance, as the Jaguars offense failed to find any footing.
The Jaguars came out with zero energy, and poor execution. The offensive line was missing stalwarts Brandon Linder and Andrew Norwell and it showed in the run game. With the rushing offense sputtering, it was up to starting quarterback Mike Glennon to lead the offense down the field through the air. The first drive moved slowly, with the Jaguars attempting to settle for a field goal by Aldrick Rosas.
That’s where the fun begins.
Rosas slips and has the field goal blocked. The Titans immediately capitalize on the mistake and score a touchdown via a one-handed grab by A.J. Brown.
The two teams would trade punts as well as a turnover on downs by the Titans until Rosas redeemed himself with a 53-yard field goal, making it a 7-3 scoreline.
The Titans would then score 24 unanswered points, mainly on the legs of Derrick Henry. Backup tight end (and Jaguars legend) Geoff Swaim would score on a short touchdown pass, and another touchdown by Henry would make the game 31-3.
The Titans stifled a hampered Jaguars offense, holding 354 total yards of offense. Although star running back James Robinson only had 67 yards rushing on 12 carries, he set the record for most scrimmage yards in a single season by an undrafted rookie. With this game, Robinson has 1,361 scrimmage yards, surpassing Dominic Rhodes.
The passing offense struggled all game. Glennon only threw for 85 yards on a paltry 13 completions, and threw an interception. He was relieved of his duties in the third quarter, with former starter Gardner Minshew coming in. Minshew would throw a touchdown pass to Keelan Cole, the only touchdown on the game for the Jaguars.
Were there any positives?
Sure. James Robinson went over 1,000 rushing yards — the fourth undrafted rookie to do so. And he now is the NFL record holder for yards from scrimmage for an undrafted rookie running back.
But other than that the team was dominated from the opening kickoff. Too many poorly executed plays and poor coaching decisions doomed the Jaguars from the beginning, while the Titans took advantage.
The Jaguars will be in Baltimore next week, facing the Ravens in a game which sees Yannick Ngakoue and Calais Campbell play their former teams.
If you drink, I would have a cold one by you for this game, because it’s going to be a rough one.