Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars: The Good, Bad & Ugly


The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly from the Tennessee Titans’ win.

The Tennessee Titans beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 37-16 in Week 2 of the NFL season. This was a very important game for both teams. The win improves the Titans to a 1-1 record with a 1-0 record in the division.

Although the score was fairly high, this one got off to a slow start. The Jaguars put points on the board first with a field goal. However, it was the Titans who had the lead by halftime. The Titans ended the first half with a 6-3 lead. Here is the good, the bad, and the ugly from this game.

The Good.

  • Derrick Henry posted career highs in this one. He had 92 yards on 14 carries. Henry out-touched DeMarco Murray 14-9.
  • Jonnu Smith had a spectacular game. He was crucial in the blocking aspect and took a screen pass for a long touchdown.
  • Delanie Walker took a jet sweep into the end zone for his first career rushing touchdown.
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The Bad

  • Jack Conklin had three penalties of his own. Two holding calls and a block in the back.
  • Logan Ryan struggled in coverage again in this one.
  • Adoree’ Jackson had trouble covering the quick slant routes.
  • Again the Titans were inconsistent when it comes to tackling.

The Ugly

  • Marcus Mariota still lacks chemistry with some of his receivers. One misread even cost the Titans an interception.
  • Avery Williamson has struggled covering tight ends. At one point, Williamson was matched up with a Jaguars receiver.
  • More sacks were expected for the Titans, especially with a rookie starting at left tackle. Jurrell Casey and Brian Orakpo both play that side.

With better quarterback play, the Jaguars could be a dangerous team. Their last two games, they’ve proven they can run the football. The Titans have a tough opponent next week as the Seattle Seahawks visit Nissan Stadium.