Dec 24, 2011; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson (28) runs with the ball against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the second half at LP Field. The Titans beat the Jaguars 23-17. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-US PRESSWIRE

Tennessee Titans Can't Walk Into this One with Eyes Closed


The Tennessee Titans might have more on their hands than expected when they face the Jacksonville Jaguars this weekend after the Jaguars stepped up behind QB Chad Henne and nearly beat the now (9-1) Houston Texans.

Henne came in six minutes into the first quarter after QB Blaine Gabbert banged his elbow off a defender’s helmet. Henne quickly hooked up with rookie WR Justin Blackmon for a 63-yard reception. He found Blackmon a few times for big gains during the game, leading Henne to throw for over 300 yards and Blackmon to have over 200 yards receiving.

It was a shocking display from a team without start RB Maurice Jones-Drew, that even with him had been struggling to find success on the offensive side of the ball.

The Jaguars held the lead late in the game, forcing the Texans to fight back. The game pushed into overtime where the Texans were able to finish off the Jaguars.

None the less, it was shocking to see the Jaguars come alive like they did. It’s hard to say how much of that game was the Texans underestimating them and how much was the Jaguars pulling things together.

Either way, the Titans won’t be entering that game overconfident now. They need to beat every team they play until the end of the season if they want a decent chance of making a wildcard game. Let’s hope this whole Henne superstar playing is a one game type of thing.

Even better, lets hope the Jaguars lack the good sense to leave him in as starting QB. We’ll take all the handouts we can get.


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  • josh gunnels

    This sucks. I would much rather play gabbert than henne. Kinda like the old leftwich/garrard days. Hopefully the jags had a one game fluke. Titans better man up!

    • Justin Stewart

      As would I. Not that I think Henne is anything special, but obviously he was working better with the receivers, specifically Blackmon, than Gabbert has been.

      • josh gunnels

        Yeah. Im not sure if they will be pumped up after that game or dejected. Ive got a feeling their gonna play tough and loose though. Good thing we have locker!

        • Justin Stewart

          Agreed. Thank heavens for Locker.

        • Brian Olson

          yup locker all day! i think it’ll be a hard fought game but by the end we’ll win convincingly

          • Justin Stewart

            I sure hope so. Hoping the Jaguars just got lucky to look good last week.