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Today at No. 19? That time the Jaguars rushed three times as many times as they passed — at the expense of the Tennessee Titans.
Week 13 — December 5, 2010
For the second straight week, Jacksonville took a big lead and all of the momentum with them into halftime. And then for the second straight week, the Jaguars seemingly did everything possible to let their opponent back in the game.
The difference was a defense that held up, and a few fortuitous Tennessee drops.
Taking a 17-0 lead into halftime, it seemed the Jaguars would hand the Titans a similar whooping that they gave the Jaguars on Monday Night. The Titans couldn’t stop the Jaguars running game however and the Titans offense was playing like they forgot their snow treads.
Tennessee had a chance late in the first half. Randy Moss made a rare appearance, running wide open inside the 5-yard line. Kerry Collins under threw the ball, but Moss still got his hands on it and dropped it.
However, instead the Titans dug deep and managed to make things interesting. They took their opening possession of the second half and drove down deep into Jacksonville territory. But Bo Scaiffe dropped a sure touchdown from Kerry Collins and the Titans had to settle for a field goal.
The Titans then completely grabbed momentum blocking a Josh Scobee field goal. The Titans had the ball in the red zone with a chance to turn the game. But a holding call ultimately doomed Tennessee and they never seriously threatened again.
The Jaguars came out running the ball and never stopped. Anyone trying to argue Maurice Jones-Drew is still having a down year is completely out of it. He ran for a career high 186 yards and is over 1,000 yards for the second straight season.
But, folks... this box score.
Really says it all.
Why the ranking at No. 19?
We’re getting into dangerously Jaguars territory with nearly three times as many rush attempts as pass attempts. Dangerously.
The first win of the Gus Bradley Era.