Game Notes: Titans vs. Jaguars

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TEAM NOTES

·        The win gave the Titans four consecutive home victories and 20 wins in their 26 most recent home games. They improved their all-time record at Nissan Stadium, including playoffs, to 97-73.

·        The Titans tied a franchise record by scoring 28 points in the third quarter, reaching the end zone on four consecutive drives to begin the second half. The franchise scored 28 points in the third quarter on two previous occasions, most recently against the San Diego Chargers on Dec. 19, 1971. The 28 points against the Jaguars were the most by the franchise in any quarter since a 28-point second quarter against the Denver Broncos on Oct. 6, 1991. The 28 points fell three points shy of the franchise record for the most points scored in any quarter (31 in the second quarter against Cleveland on Dec. 9, 1990).

·        The Titans' 42 total points tied for the fourth most by the team in a game at Nissan Stadium and were the most since the club scored 47 points against the Green Bay Packers on Nov. 13, 2016.

·        The Titans' 42 total points were the most surrendered by the Jaguars in 2019.

·        The Titans scored 77 points in a two-game span, including 35 against the Kansas City Chiefs (Nov. 10) and 42 against the Jaguars. Since Nissan Stadium opened in 1999, that is the second-largest combined point total the team has had in two consecutive home games, topped only by consecutive home games in in 2016 against the Jaguars (36 on Oct. 27, 2016) and Green Bay Packers (47 on Nov. 13, 2016).

·        The Titans had eight total plays of at least 20 yards against the Jaguars. That tied for the most by the club in a game in the last four seasons (2016-2019). They last accomplished the feat on Nov. 11, 2018 against the New England Patriots.

·        The Titans accumulated 471 total net yards on offense, the team's largest output since a 473-yard game against the Indianapolis Colts on Oct. 16, 2017.

·        The Titans totaled 248 net yards in the third quarter, their most in any single quarter in the franchise's "Titans era" (1999-present).

·        The Titans rushed for 219 total yards after rushing for 225 yards in their previous contest against the Chiefs on Nov. 10.

·        In the third quarter, the Titans offense scored on three consecutive scrimmage plays. It was the first time an NFL team accomplished the feat since the Jaguars did so against the Seattle Seahawks on Dec. 10, 2017.

·        The Titans defense allowed only three points in the first half, the fewest by a Titans opponent in 2019 and the fewest by a Titans opponent since the Jaguars had two points at Nissan Stadium on Dec. 6, 2018.

·        The Titans defense registered three sacks, marking their seventh contest in 2019 with three or more sacks.

LB DAREN BATES

·        On a Jaguars kickoff return in the third quarter, registered a forced fumble and fumble recovery. He tackled returner Michael Walker and knocked the ball loose. After he recovered the fumble, the Titans offense scored on the ensuing play.

FB KHARI BLASINGAME

·        Recorded his first career game and his first career start. He was signed off the practice squad of the Minnesota Vikings on Nov. 13.

WR A.J. BROWN

·        Led the team with 135 yards on four receptions, including a touchdown. He had receptions of 19, 36, 65 (touchdown) and 15 yards.

·        Recorded a career-long 65-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter to notch the fourth touchdown of his rookie season.

·        His 33.8-yard single-game receiving average ranks second in franchise history among players with four or more receptions in a game. Justin Gage's 36.8-yard average at Jacksonville on Nov. 16, 2008 is the only better average with a four-catch minimum.

·        His 135 receiving yards were the most in a game by a franchise rookie since Nov. 26, 1995, when Chris Sanders had 147 receiving yards against the Denver Broncos.

·        His 135 receiving yards were the second-most by an NFL rookie in 2019, behind only Baltimore Ravens rookie Marquise Brown's 147 yards at the Miami Dolphins on Sept. 8.

·        His 135 receiving yards were the most by a Titans player since Sept. 30, 2018, when Corey Davis totaled 161 yards.

·        Became the fourth rookie in the "Titans era" (1999–present) to have a pair of 100-yard receiving games, joining Kenny Britt (2009), Justin Hunter (2013) and Dorial Green-Beckham (2015).

·        Became the fifth Titans rookie since 1999 with four touchdown receptions, joining Tyrone Calico (2003), Kendall Wright (2012), Justin Hunter (2013) and Dorial Green-Beckham (2015).

WR COREY DAVIS

·        Finished with two receptions for 29 yards, including a 24-yard reception in the second quarter.

LB RASHAAN EVANS

·        Registered a six-yard sack in the fourth quarter to give him 2.5 sacks in 2019 and in his career.

·        Notched his second consecutive game with a sack.

RB DERRICK HENRY

·        Totaled 19 rushing attempts for 159 yards and two touchdowns and added one catch for 16 yards. His 159 rushing yards gave him the fourth-highest total of his career.

·        His 175 scrimmage yards gave him the third-highest total of his career.

·        Recorded his second consecutive 100-yard rushing game, his third 100-yard rushing game of 2019 and his seventh career 100-yard rushing game in the regular season.

·        Became the sixth player in franchise history with at least 12 touchdowns in two or more consecutive seasons, joining Bill Groman (1960-61), Billy Cannon (1961-62), Earl Campbell (1978-80), Eddie George (1999–2000) and Chris Johnson (2009-10).

·        Scored on a 74-yard rushing attempt in the third quarter. It was his longest rushing attempt of the season and the third-longest rushing attempt of his career. On the offense's next scrimmage play, he scored again on a seven-yard carry.

·        With 16 seconds on the game clock between his two touchdown runs, he became the first player to score two touchdowns in a 20-second span in a single game since the San Diego Chargers' LaDainian Tomlinson (two in 15 seconds) at the Cincinnati Bengals on Nov. 12, 2006.

·        With his 74-yard touchdown run, he joined Napoleon Kaufman (1997-1999) and Robert Smith (1997-2000) as the only players in NFL history to record a rushing touchdown of at least 70 yards in three consecutive seasons.

·        Since the beginning of the 2017 season, Henry has scored seven total touchdowns—five rushing and two receiving—that have gone for 65 yards or more. He leads the NFL in that time period.

·        Recorded his fourth game of 2019 and his eighth career game with two or more total touchdowns. It was his second game in 2019 and his sixth career game with at least two rushing touchdowns.

·        Rushed for 126 yards in the third quarter alone. It was the second-highest figure by any NFL player in any quarter in 2019. The only player with more rushing yards in a quarter this season was Jacksonville's Leonard Fournette (143) at Denver on Sept. 29. Henry's 126 yards in the third quarter were the most by a Titans/Oilers player in any quarter in the last 29 seasons (1991-present).

WR ADAM HUMPHRIES

·        Totaled three receptions for 20 yards, including a key third-down conversion on the team's first touchdown drive (six yards).

·        Posted a 20-yard punt return in the second quarter, registering a season long and the third-longest punt return of his career.

T DENNIS KELLY

·        Registered a one-yard touchdown reception on his first career reception. In the third quarter, he lined up as an extra tight end and scored on a pass from Ryan Tannehill.

OLB HAROLD LANDRY III

·        Knocked Jacksonville out of field goal range in the first quarter with an eight-yard sack of Nick Foles on third down.

·        Recorded his fourth consecutive game with at least one sack, becoming the team's first player with a four-game sack streak since 2016, when outside linebackers Brian Orakpo (five games) and Derrick Morgan (four) each accomplished the feat.

RB DION LEWIS

·        Totaled five rushing attempts for 21 yards and added a 24-yard reception.

·        Gained 24 yards on a screen pass to convert a third down in the first quarter.

TE MYCOLE PRUITT

·        Caught a 20-yard pass in the first quarter, registering the third-longest catch of his career.

K RYAN SUCCOP

·        Connected on all six extra point attempts. His six extra points tied for the most by a kicker for the team since 1999 and were the most in a game since Succop had six against the Jaguars on Dec. 6, 2015.

QB RYAN TANNEHILL

·        Recorded his fourth win in five games as a starter for the Titans.

·        Completed 14 of 18 passes for 259 yards and two touchdowns and a passer rating of 155.8 (20 attempts needed to qualify for team and NFL passer rating records).

·        Qualifies for third in the NFL with a 111.4 passer rating in 2019 (through late afternoon games of Sunday, Nov. 24). His season passing totals include 154 attempts, 111 completions, 1,420 yards, 10 touchdowns and four interceptions.

·        Completed a one-yard touchdown pass to offensive lineman Dennis Kelly in the third quarter.

·        Connected with wide receiver A.J. Brown for a 65-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter.

·        Totaled five passes of 20-plus yards. In addition to his 65-yard touchdown pass, he converted a third down with a 24-yard pass on a screen play to Dion Lewis in the first quarter, found tight end MyCole Pruitt for a 20-yard pass in the first quarter, added a 24-yard pass to wide receiver Corey Davis in the second quarter, and connected again with Brown for a 36-yard play in the third quarter.

·        Registered his second game of 2019 and his fourth career game with at least one touchdown pass and at least one touchdown run. It was his first career game with multiple two touchdown passes and multiple two touchdown runs.

·        Rushed for 40 yards on seven attempts and set a career high with two rushing touchdowns. He notched his third consecutive game with a rushing attempt of at least 18 yards.

·        Rushed for 20 yards on the Titans' first offensive play of the game and then rushed for a 21-yard touchdown in the second quarter. He added a three-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

·        Set a career season high with three rushing touchdowns in 2019, surpassing his previous high of two touchdown runs in 2012.

S KENNY VACCARO

·        Recorded a six-yard sack of Nick Foles in the fourth quarter. He notched his first sack of 2019, which gave him 10.5 career sacks.

The Tennessee Titans take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 12 of the 2019 season at Nissan Stadium. (Photos: Donald Page)

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