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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