Titans-Jaguars Postgame Notes

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TEAM NOTES

·      The Titans defeated the Jaguars 37-19, recording their highest point total since scoring 41 points in the 2020 regular season finale at Houston (Jan. 3).

·      The Titans earned their fifth consecutive division win, including their final three division games of 2020.

·      The Titans improved their road record to 13-6 since the beginning of the 2019 season.

·      The Titans won the turnover battle with two takeaways (a fumble recovery and an interception) and no giveaways. It was their second consecutive week winning the turnover battle.

·      The Titans possessed the ball for 31 minutes and 30 seconds, winning the time-of-possession battle for the fourth consecutive week. Their average time of possession in 2021 is 33:26.

TEAM NOTES – OFFENSE

·      The Titans scored 24 points in the first half, their highest output in the first half since scoring 24 points in the first two quarters against Detroit on Dec. 20, 2020.

·      The Titans offense put together four consecutive scoring drives to go up 31-13 in the third quarter. Those scoring drives consisted of three touchdowns and a field goal.

·      In five red-zone possessions, the Titans scored four touchdowns and one field goal. They scored touchdowns on all three of their goal-to-go possessions.

·      With 368 yards of offense at Jacksonville, the Titans recorded their fourth consecutive game with at least 368 total yards.

TEAM NOTES – DEFENSE

·      The Titans defense limited the Jaguars to 30.0 percent on third down (three-of-10) and 33.3 percent on fourth down (one-of-three).

·      The final three possessions for the Jaguars offense resulted in two fourth-down stops and an interception.

·      In the fourth quarter, the defense came up with a goal-line stand. The Jaguars faced a fourth-and-goal inside the one-yard line, but defensive tackle Teair Tart and cornerback Chris Jackson (credited with the tackle) helped stuff running back Carlos Hyde for a three-yard loss.

WR A.J. BROWN

·      Returned to the starting lineup after missing a week with an injury. He tied for the team lead with three receptions for 38 yards.

·      Gained 22 yards on a reception in the first quarter to help set up a touchdown two plays later.

K RANDY BULLOCK

·      Made his only field goal attempt (34 yards in the second quarter) and made four of his five PAT attempts.

S KEVIN BYARD

·      Scored a touchdown on a fumble return, finished second on the team with 10 tackles, and posted an interception and a team-high two passes defensed.

·      Registered his first career touchdown on his third career fumble recovery. On Jacksonville's first offensive series, Elijah Molden knocked the ball out of the hands of tight end Dan Arnold, and Byard picked it up and raced 30 yards for a touchdown. It was the Titans' first fumble return for a touchdown since Nov. 8, 2020 against Chicago (Desmond King II).

·      On the final play of the game, he intercepted a Trevor Lawrence pass in the end zone. It was his second interception of 2021 and his 20th career interception. 

·      Became the ninth player in Titans/Oilers history with a fumble return for a touchdown and an interception in the same game. He became the first Titans player to accomplish the feat since cornerback Samari Rolle at Houston on Dec. 21, 2003. Byard was the NFL's first player to accomplish the feat since Denver's Kareem Jackson at Houston on Dec. 8, 2019.

·      With his 20th career interception, he moved past Keith Bulluck (19) and Miller Farr (19) for sole possession of 15th place on the franchise's career interception list.

RB DERRICK HENRY

·      Rushed for 130 yards and three touchdowns on 29 attempts. It was his fifth career game with three or more touchdown runs and his second such game in a four-week span (three touchdown runs at Seattle on Sept. 19). He has seven rushing touchdowns in 2021 and 62 in his career.

·      Scored on runs of one yard in the second quarter, nine yards in the third quarter and 10 yards in the fourth quarter.

·      With his first rushing touchdown of the day, he became the third player in franchise history to reach 60 rushing touchdowns, joining Earl Campbell (73) and Eddie George (64).

·      In notching his fifth career game with at least 100 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns, he joined LaDainian Tomlinson (nine), Shaun Alexander (six), Joe Morris (five) and Adrian Peterson (five) as the only NFL players since 1967 with five such performances in their first six NFL seasons.

·      Became the first player since Jim Brown (three) in 1958 to have multiple 100-yard, three-touchdown rushing performances within a team's first five games of a season.

·      Registered his 27th career 100-yard rushing game, including regular season (24) and playoffs (three).

·      Posted his fourth consecutive 100-yard rushing game to tie his career-best streak (2019).

·      Has 14 road games with at least 100 rushing yards since the beginning of the 2019 campaign. 

·      Recorded his seventh consecutive 100-yard rushing effort in games against AFC South opponents.

·      With a league-high 640 rushing yards in 2021, he has the most rushing yards through five games of a season in franchise history, topping his previous mark of 588 rushing yards in 2020. Henry's 640 rushing yards are the most in the NFL through the first five games of a season since DeMarco Murray's 670 yards in Games 1-5 for the Dallas Cowboys in 2014.

CB CHRIS JACKSON

·      Credited with a three-yard tackle for loss on a goal-line stand in the fourth quarter. He stuffed running back Carlos Hyde on fourth-and-goal from the one-yard line. He also had a pass defensed in the contest.

WR MARCUS JOHNSON

·      Started in his first game in a Titans uniform and led the team with 52 receiving yards on three receptions (tied for team lead).

·      Sparked a touchdown drive with a 22-yard reception in the second quarter. 

LB JOE JONES

·      Led the team and set a career high with three special teams tackles his first game with the Titans. He previously had two special teams tackles in a game six times during his career.

OLB HAROLD LANDRY III

·      Registered seven tackles and tied his career high with two sacks. He previously had two sacks at Atlanta on Sept. 29, 2019.

·      Recorded a four-yard sack on Trevor Lawrence in the second quarter and then ended a Jaguars drive in the third quarter with a 13-yard sack on third down. His performance gave him 4.5 sacks in 2021 and 23.5 sacks in his career.

·      Registered his third consecutive game with at least a half sack.

ILB DAVID LONG JR.

·      Led the team and tied his career high with 12 tackles, including a tackle for loss.

RB JEREMY McNICHOLS

·      Converted a third down with a 25-yard reception in the first quarter. His game totals included two receptions for 26 yards and one rushing attempt for nine yards.

CB ELIJAH MOLDEN

·      Totaled three tackles and registered his first career forced fumble, which resulted in a Titans touchdown. On Jacksonville's first offensive series, he knocked the ball out of the hands of tight end Dan Arnold, and Kevin Byard picked it up and ran 30 yards for a touchdown. It was the Titans' first fumble return for a touchdown since Nov. 8, 2020 against Chicago (Desmond King II).

TE MYCOLE PRUITT

·      Caught a 14-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Tannehill in the second quarter. It was his first touchdown reception of 2021 and the fifth touchdown of his career.

WR CHESTER ROGERS

·      Rushed for a nine-yard gain during a scoring drive in the second quarter and caught a 26-yard pass on another second-quarter scoring drive.

G RODGER SAFFOLD III

·      Appeared in his 150th career regular season game.

QB RYAN TANNEHILL

·      Completed 14 of 22 passes for 197 yards and a touchdown without throwing an interception. He had a passer rating of 107.6, giving him his 42nd career game with a passer rating of at least 100.0 and his 20th game with the Titans (2019 to present) with a 100.0 or better passer rating.

·      Completed a 14-yard touchdown pass to MyCole Pruitt in the second quarter. It was his sixth touchdown pass of 2021 (184th career).

·      Added 21 rushing yards on three attempts.

·      Improved his record to 10-2 within the AFC South since he became the Titans' starter in 2019.

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