The Tennessee Titans won in strange fashion today against the Jacksonville Jaguars when they became the first team to score on two punt returns and two pick sixes.
It was another strange win by a Titans team whose offense sputtered out after finishing their first series with a 2-yard TD from RB Chris Johnson. The Titans defense took notes from the same page, that is, until the 2nd quarter where they decided to become Jaguars’ QB Chad Henne’s worst nightmare. Rookie LB Zach Brown picked Henne off for a 79-yard TD.
Next the Titans WR/RB Darius Reynaud returned a punt for a 69-yard TD. The Titans took that 7 point led into half.
They came out with they same momentum, with Reynaud once again returning a punt for a TD, this time from 81 yards out. If that wasn’t enough, the Titans then punished Henne further with another pick six, once again from rookie LB Zach Brown, who had a career day.
It was a pretty quiet day for the Titans offense thanks to all the work from their defense and special teams. Locker was kept from throwing a touchdown, partially in thanks to some dropped balls from his WR’s, specifically Nate Washington, who dropped what should have been an 81 yard touchdown pass.
The Jaguars offensive line was also quite generous, surrendering seven total sacks to a Titans defensive line lead by Derrick Morgan, who recorded two sacks on the day.
Now into the off-season, where the Jaguars are vying for the top pick and the Titans are looking like they’ll end up between 10-12.
166 days until the draft.
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