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No. 39: Jacksonville Jaguars win 21-13 over Tennessee Titans

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We’re counting down to the 2020 NFL preseason opener between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Carolina Panthers what would have been the Jacksonville Jaguars preseason opener but we’re a week-and-a-half in now that the preseason has been cut in half by ranking all 51 regular season wins over the past decade.

Today at No. 39? SEN’DERRICK MARKS $600,000 DANCE!

Week 16 — December 18, 2014

It was a tale of two halves for the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday Night Football after a rough start to the game afforded the Tennessee Titans a 10-0 lead. That lead evaporated entirely early in the second half and the Jaguars ran away with a 21-10 victory.

While the defense looked very shaky on the first drive, allowing the Charlie Whitehurst-led Titans to drive the length of the field for a touchdown on the opening drive, it was the offense that struggled most in the early going. After one first down on the opening drive, the Jaguars had three consecutive three-and-out drives, and just 16 yards of offense through the first four drives.

An 11-play, 80-yard drive to finish the first half turned things around for Blake Bortles and the Jaguars, and the team carried that momentum into the second half with two more touchdowns, making Thursday the fourth time the Jaguars eclipsed 20 points.

But the night belonged to Sen’Derrick Marks.

With one more sack on the season, Marks would hit an escalator in his contract and take home a $600,000 bonus. We were all waiting for the sack to come, but with time running out it didn’t look like it was going to happen.

Until the last play of the game.

Why the ranking at No. 39?

The Jaguars were in control most of the game, the best player on defense made the game-winning play, and Gus Bradley actually helped a player’s career with Sen’Derrick Marks securing a $600,000 sack bonus. Not very Jaguars but bonus points for the dance!

Up tomorrow?

Jalen Ramsey is ejected against the Cincinnati Bengals and then has the cops called on him in A.J. Green’s locker room.