Titans vs Jaguars Week 14: 3 things that stood out
Secondary play was primary on defense
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With no Logan Ryan at cornerback, and safety Kevin Byard not playing to a Pro Bowl level, the secondary has been a significant problem.
However, in this game, the pass defense took a huge step forward. Before you say, “Well it is just the Jaguars.” remember that the Jaguars have good receivers in D.J. Chark and Keelan Cole, who were shut down in this matchup.
Chark was a Pro Bowler last season with 1000 yards and Cole has been one of those receivers who seems to have big games come out of nowhere. While this receiver group for Jacksonville is not exceptional, they are no slouches.
Malcolm Butler did his thing as he locked up 6’5″ receiver D.J. Chark, who had a six-inch height advantage. He also came away with an interception and played some pretty good red-zone defense. Fans have been waiting for a defensive performance like this for most of the season. Now let’s see if they can carry it into their matchup with Detroit.