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Jaguars dismantled by Titans, 28-20, to conclude spiritless 2023 season

The Jacksonville Jaguars fell to the Tennessee Titans in embarrassing fashion in the 2023 regular season finale.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars lost to the Tennessee Titans, 29-10, at Nissan Stadium on Sunday to finish 9-8 on the season and miss the 2023 postseason.

Live blog

Catch up on all the big plays and best moments from today’s game in our live blog from Caitlin.

Winners and losers

Available now from Henry.

Biggest play

According to rbsdm.com, the biggest play of the game by Expected Points Added (EPA) was Calvin Ridley’s 59-yard touchdown.

The play of the game by Win Probability was Andre Cisco’s fourth-quarter interception.

Best highlight

Key stats (traditional)

Derrick Henry compiled 153 rushing yards on 19 carries today. If this is the end of his Titans career, he’ll have finished with 1,564 rushing yards in 15 career games against the Jaguars, the most by any player against the franchise since it was established in 1995.

Henry also passed Eddie George today to become third in career yards from scrimmage against Jacksonville, trailing only Reggie Wayne and Andre Johnson.

Meanwhile, Evan Engram finished with the second-most catches by a tight end in a single NFL season (114). Zach Ertz collected 116 receptions in 2018 with Doug Pederson’s Eagles.

Travis Etienne registered the first 1,000-yard rushing season of his career; Calvin Ridley recorded the second 1,000-yard receiving season of his career.

View the full (traditional) box score here

Key stat (advanced)

Tennessee averaged 0.3 EPA per play on first and second down carries. That’s the fourth-highest mark by any team this season.

View the full (advanced) box score here

Notable injuries

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Full highlights

You can watch the top plays of Week 18 on the NFL’s YouTube channel here.

One lingering question

Will there be a major shake-up in the building this offseason? At one point, Jacksonville was 6-2 -- its best start since 1999 -- but the Jaguars went 3-6 after its Week 10 bye. That’s a stark contrast from last year’s 6-1 stretch to end the regular season. There wasn’t nearly enough improvement from 2022 to 2023, and with the Texans and Colts knocking on the door of indefinite divisional competition, there simply has to be more urgency in Jacksonville.

What are your thoughts on today’s game, Jaguars fans? Let us know in the comments!