Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:36 PM
Titans - 28
Jaguars - 21
Really, really close game here that could have easily gone either way. I don't know what it is, but since I took the time to upgrade my secondary, I feel like teams are having MORE success throwing on me. Gabbert looked very sharp early in this one, and the Jags defense was tough, getting to Locker with ease. As a result, Jacksonville took a 13-7 lead into the half. A half that saw Chris Johnson only get like 4 carries.
Noticing this abomination, Tennessee finally decided to commit to running the ball more, and thankfully, CJ started to carry the team. The Titans pulled ahead 21-13 in the 4th quarter. But the Jags would not go quietly, scoring a TD of their own, and getting the two point conversion to tie the game at 21. The Titans got the ball back with 4 minutes left, and started on what they intended to be the last possession of the game. Things went according to plan as CJ marched the team downfield, culminating with a 5 yard TD run with 0:57 left in the game (in what I suspect was a "let them score to get the ball back" move).
It almost worked for Jacksonville, as they brilliantly moved the ball downfield, using timeouts and getting out of bounds when they needed to. They got all the way to the Tennessee 22 yard line until a sack (the first of the day for the Titans' defense) forced the clock to run out. Great game to DarkTower. He came ready to play, and had a few bounces gone differently, he would have easily won the game. The stats show a game that was split right down the middle.
Jake Locker - 4-8, 208 yds, 2 TDs, 1 INT
Chris Johnson - 20 att, 178 yds, 2 TDs
Kendall Wright - 2 rec, 103 yds, 2 TDs
Kendrum Russ - 1 rec, 56 yds
Jared Cook Jr - 1 rec, 48 yds, 1 TD
Blaine Gabbert - 16-26, 249 yds, 1 TD, 2 INTs
Maurice Jones-Drew - 12 att, 54 yds, 1 TD, 4 rec, 15 yds
Mercedes Lewis - 5 rec, 69 yds
Mike Thomas - 4 rec, 55 yds
Laurent Robinson - 2 rec, 96 yds, 1 TD
Kendall Whitfield - 4 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 INT