Someone must have pinched me because I woke up from a dream. A dream that seen us kick the crap out of the Houston Texans. A dream that had us mentioned by the NFL Network, Fox Sports, ESPN, Bleacher Report, Sports Illustrated, the Sporting News and others. They talked about our win and about Sacknation. It must have been too good to be true….because when I woke up, at Everbank Field, I find that the Jaguars were humiliated at home by the Tennessee Titans, 37-16. Did it not seem awfully like 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, and wait, I’ll throw in 1999. What, you say 1999. Yep, all you been onboard since day one people should know what 1999 was all about? The Jaguars were 14-2 in the regular season. The two loses were to the Tennessee Titans. The Jaguars advanced to the conference finals and who do they loses to, the Titans. Tennessee has been in thorn in our side for decades.
I’ll start off with the only positive of the game. When the game ended the Jaguars were still in 1st place. Their pride might be hurt and battered, but non-the-less, still in 1st.
I’m not mad. I knew this team was better than last year and I also knew that the team was not as great as they appeared against Houston. The measure would be the Titans game, I am disappointed about the outcome and the way the team played. The defense showed up, but the offense stayed home. Don’t look at the final stats about the Jaguars had over 300 yards on offense. Only 109 yards were in the first half.
Way too many penalties.
Too many dropped passes.
There were 3 no-calls in the game that should have been penalties against the Titans. You can debate all you want, but I felt they would not have played a role in the game.
Cannot believe the time of possession was only 30:46/29:14 in favor of the Titans.
61,709 attended the game.
Did anyone realize they did not introduce the offense or defense? It seemed different that’s for sure. It felt like something was missing.
We can put down Bortles all we want, while he did not have a great game, 1 interception was not his fault and he was not the reason the offensive line played bad. Newton, Brady, Winston, Brees, etc. would not have played well in the same situation.
Speaking of Bortles, the fans did love his grit when he ran the ball.
Offense the good:
1 touchdown on the ground and 1 via the pass.
2-2 100% on red-zone efficiency.
223 passing yards. Most of the yards were in the second half.
Offense the bad:
Too many off-sides penalties.
2 interceptions led to field goals.
Poor offensive line play.
Defense the good:
But then again after a 10 sack performance against the Texans, was 1 sack good?
Defense the bad:
Fell apart in the 2nd half.
Special Teams the Good:
Myers Kickoffs were all touchbacks.
Special Teams the Bad:
46 yards punt return by Adoree’ Jackson. This led to a Titans touchdown.
Mistake the cost the game:
Five Star Players:
6 receptions for 82 yards and 1 TD.
1 tackle for a loss.
1 tackle for a loss.
82 yards and 1 TD.
Next game is against the Baltimore Ravens in London 9/24/17 @9:30am EST.