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.
- 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.
- The Titans won the turnover battle. Brian Orakpo forced a Blake Bortles fumble, while Da’Norris Searcy and Curtis Riley both had interceptions.
- Adoree’ Jackson had an excellent 46-yard punt return in the third quarter. The return gave the Titans good field position.
- Taywan Taylor caught a 42-yard bomb from Marcus Mariota to set the Titans up with a first and goal. The rookie beat A.J. Bouye on that play.
- 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.
- 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.