Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars
- Author: Regina Holmes Dec 25, 2016,
Dec 25, 2016, 1:53
Mariota improved on his solid rookie season and demonstrated that he is already a very reliable National Football League quarterback, with 26 touchdown passes and only nine interceptions. Moreover, for Titans, this will be their first match with interim coach Doug Marrone. Allen Robinson had 147 yards receiving on nine receptions.
The Jags will close out the 2016 season next week at Indianapolis. He didn't throw his second incomplete pass until late in the second quarter. A roughing-the-passer penalty on defensive tackle Sheldon Day gave Tennessee first down on the drive after Ramsey broke up a deep pass on third down.
Whether it was the coaching change or a team finally playing up to its ability, the Jaguars came out looking sharper and more consistent than all season. DeMarco Murray, the AFC's leading rusher, was held to 43 yards on 14 carries. However, Myers would miss the extra point, only giving the Jaguars a 16-7 lead.
The Jaguars would respond with a field goal of their own after a 10-play, 37-yard drive.
The Jaguars' coverage teams had their best game in almost half the season.
J.R. Smith needs surgery on broken thumb
That comes on the heels of him averaging 12-plus points and shooting at a 40 percent clip from three-point range last season. Smith will need surgery to fix his right thumb and is expected to be sidelined for four-to-six weeks, according to reports .
Running back T.J.
Bortles threw for 217 yards in the first half, which according to ESPN Stats & Information was the first time in his career he's thrown for over 200 yards in the first half of any game.
A big reason for Bortles' success against the Titans?
Then you have the Jaguars, who have somehow seemed to get worse as the year has gone on.
Ultimately, Cassel is usually nothing more than a fringe No. 2 quarterback for a fantasy roster.