JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (FNN SPORTS) – The Tennessee Titans returned to TIAA Bank Field to face the Jacksonville Jaguars, defeating them for the second time this season, 31-10. The Jaguars fell behind early, and were unable to recover. Starting QB Mike Glennon was benched and replaced with Gardner Minshew II in the third quarter.
K Aldrick Rosas, who was just signed to the Jaguars from the practice squad, slipped and missed a 53 yard field goal on the first drive of the game. The Titans scored minutes later on QB Ryan Tannehill’s 37 yard touchdown pass to A.J. Brown. The Titans remained up 7-0 at the end of the first quarter.
The Jaguars’ momentum briefly shifted when DT Doug Costin recovered a fumble, which began an offensive drive that allowed Aldrick Rosas to redeem himself with a 53 yard field goal in the second quarter. But Titans RB Derrick Henry followed with a 36 yard touchdown run, and Stephen Gostkowski added a 53 yard field goal, putting the Titans up 17-3 heading into the half.
The Titans opened up the third quarter with a drive highlighted by a 47 yard Derrick Henry run, and capped off with a Ryan Tannehill touchdown pass to TE Geoff Swaim, extending the Titans lead. Derrick Henry later followed up with a one yard touchdown run on a subsequent drive, putting the Titans up 31-3.
After that drive, Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew II returned by to the field for the first time since week seven, leading a scoring drive which ended in a 5 yard touchdown pass to Keelan Cole Sr. At the end of the third quarter, the Jaguars remained down 31-10, which was the final score.
Early in the fourth quarter, undrafted rookie RB James Robinson had an impressive 47 yard run which put him over 1,000 rushing yards for the season. Robinson’s performance has been one of the bright spots for the Jaguars this season. He finished with 67 rushing yards and 16 receiving yards. QB Mike Glennon finished with 85 passing yards, while Gardner Minshew II ended with 178 passing yards, 22 yards rushing, and a touchdown pass. WR Laviska Shenault Jr. finished with 51 scrimmage yards. WR Keelan Cole Sr. had 67 receiving yards and a touchdown.
The Jaguars continue to be plagued by injuries to key players, and S Josh Jones was added to that list, today, which includes defensive end Josh Allen, cornerbacks CJ Henderson, D.J. Hayden and Chris Claybrooks, safety Daniel Thomas, center Brandon Linder, and defensive tackle DaVon Hamilton.
On a lighter note, most of the Jaguar players and coaches participated in the NFL’s fifth annual “My Cause My Cleats” campaign during today’s game. Working with local and national artists, the players and coaches customized their cleats and game day shoes to represent an issue or organization that is of special importance to them. These pairs of shoes will be donated to raise funds for each chosen organization. The participants in this program are raising awareness for a variety of causes, from the environment to healthcare to social justice. In addition, the Jaguars Foundation also provided more than 300 free tickets to local organizations connected to the players’ and coaches’ causes. For a closer look at this year’s fancy footwear and the charities that will benefit, visit https://www.jaguars.com/mycausemycleats20.
A loss next week on the road against the Ravens will tie the Jaguars’ franchise record for longest losing streak ever. The Jaguars will play at Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium, where no fans will be in attendance.