Titans-Jaguars Postgame Notes

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The Tennessee Titans versus the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field on December 13, 2020 in Jacksonville, FL. Photo By Donald Page/Tennessee Titans

TEAM NOTES

• With their win at Jacksonville, the Titans improved their record to 9-4 and secured a winning record for the fifth consecutive season—every year since Jon Robinson was hired as general manager in 2016. The team's five consecutive winning seasons make up the second-longest such streak in franchise history, trailing only the Oilers' seven straight years above .500 from 1987 through 1993. 

• The win kept the Titans in the lead for the AFC South title, as they hold the tiebreaker with the Indianapolis Colts, who also are 9-4. The Titans and Colts split their regular season series, but the Titans hold an edge based on their 4-1 division record. They are also 7-4 in conference games. 

• The Titans improved to 5-1 in road contests in 2020.  

• The Titans have earned three consecutive wins against the Jaguars and wins in seven of the last eight matchups.  

• When offensive lineman Marshall Newhouse took the field against the Jaguars, he became the 71st member of the Titans to appear in a game in 2020. Since the 1993 campaign, that is the club's highest number of total participants, topping the 70 players who saw playing time in 2014. 

• The Titans' 21-point margin of victory was their second-highest of the season behind the 26-point differential against the Buffalo Bills on Oct. 13, 2020. 

• With 454 total yards and 31 total points, the Titans recorded their fourth consecutive game with at least 400 yards of offense and at least 30 points. It is the first time in franchise history that the team has accomplished the feat, beating the top two previous stretches of three such games in 1961 (Dec. 3-17) and from 1990 to 1991 (Dec. 30, 1990 to Sept. 8, 1991). 

• The Titans' 454 yards on offense gave them four consecutive games with at least 400 total net yards. That ties for the second-longest streak in franchise history and the longest since a six-game streak from Dec. 3, 1961 to Sept. 23, 1962. 

• The Titans registered their fourth consecutive game with at least 30 points. They have two-such streaks in 2020, having posted four 30-point games from Sept. 20 to Oct. 18. The team's eight 30-point games in 2020 tied for the third-highest total in franchise history. The only seasons in which they had as many were 1961 (nine) and 2003 (eight). 

• The Titans scored a touchdown on their opening possession for the fourth time in five weeks. It was their sixth opening-drive touchdown of the season and their seventh opening-drive score (one field goal). 

• With 249 team rushing yards on 40 attempts (6.2 avg.), the Titans logged their fourth game of the season with at least 200 rushing yards as a team. They are tied with the Cleveland Browns for the most such games in 2020. 

• With A.J. Brown's 112 receiving yards at Jacksonville, the Titans have nine individual 100-yard receiving performances in 2020, the most in the NFL through the early afternoon games of Dec. 13. 

• After tallying 25 first downs against the Jaguars, the Titans have a current streak of five consecutive games with at least 25 total first downs, which is the longest current streak in the NFL. Going back to the beginning of the 1991 campaign, it is the first time the Titans/Oilers have had more than three consecutive games with 25-plus first downs. Since 1991, the franchise's only other streak of three games with 25 or more first downs was Nov. 7-21, 1993. 

• The Titans defense allowed three points, 96 total yards and five first downs in the first half. The Jaguars' yardage was the lowest amount allowed by the Titans defense in the first half in 2020, while the Jaguars' point and first-down totals were the second-lowest in the first half through 13 games. 

• The 10 total points allowed by the Titans at Jacksonville were the lowest by a Titans opponent in 2020. 

WR A.J. BROWN

• Totaled seven receptions for 112 yards and one touchdown. It was his third 100-yard receiving game of 2020 and the eighth 100-yard game of his two-year career. 

• Reached 100 career receptions on a 13-yard reception in the second quarter.

• With a 37-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter, he notched his ninth touchdown catch of 2020 to eclipse his rookie total (eight) from 2019. He is the first Titans player with nine touchdown receptions in a season since Rishard Matthews reached the number in 2016. 

S KEVIN BYARD

• Led the defense with 11 total tackles. 

CB MALCOLM BUTLER

• Recorded his third interception of the season and the 16th interception of his career, picking off a Mike Glennon pass in the third quarter. It marks the third season of his career with at least three interceptions. He totaled three tackles and two passes defensed in the contest. 

K STEPHEN GOSTKOWSKI

• Delivered a 53-yard field goal as time expired in the first half. He also made all four of his extra point attempts. 

• Improved his season totals to seven successful field goals in eight attempts from 50 yards and beyond in 2020. His previous career high the most field goals in a season of 50-plus yards was five in 2013 with the New England Patriots. 

• Owns a current streak of four consecutive games without missing a field goal or an extra point. 

RB DERRICK HENRY

• Totaled 26 rushing attempts for 215 yards and a pair of touchdowns, logging his fourth career game with at least 200 rushing yards and two touchdowns. He became the NFL's first player to record four such performances, breaking Jim Brown's NFL record of three games that was later matched by Barry Sanders and LaDainian Tomlinson. 

• With four career 200-yard rushing games, Henry is tied with Jim Brown, Earl Campbell, Barry Sanders and LaDainian Tomlinson for fourth place in NFL history. Only Adrian Peterson (six), O.J. Simpson (six) and Tiki Barber (five) have had more 200-yard rushing performances than Henry. 

• Became the third player in NFL history with four 200-yard rushing games in his first five seasons. Only Earl Campbell and LaDainian Tomlinson have previously accomplished the feat. 

• Became the NFL's fifth player to rush for at least 175 and two touchdowns three times in a season, joining Baltimore's Jamal Lewis (2003), the New York Giants' Joe Morris (1986), San Diego's LaDainian Tomlinson (2006) and Miami's Ricky Williams (2002). 

• His 215 rushing yards ranked fifth in franchise history for a single game and were the second-most in his career. His only game with more rushing yards was his franchise-record-setting 238-yard performance against Jacksonville on Dec. 6, 2018. He now owns four of the top seven rushing performances in franchise history. 

• Registered his ninth consecutive road game with at least 100 rushing yards, passing Chris Johnson (eight games from 2009-10) for the second-longest such streak in NFL history. Only Pro Football Hall of Famer Barry Sanders (10 games from 1996-97) has a longer streak.

• With two touchdown runs against the Jaguars, which went for 36 yards and one yard, he improved his season total to 14 rushing touchdowns, the second-highest number of his career (16 in 2019). In the process, he recorded his 51st and 52nd career rushing touchdowns, passing Chris Johnson (50) for third place on the franchise's all-time rushing touchdowns list. He sits behind only Earl Campbell (73) and Eddie George (64) in team annals. 

• Leads the NFL with 1,532 rushing yards in 2020, which is eight yards from the league-leading and career-high 1,540 rushing yards he generated in 2019. He has authored two of the six seasons in franchise history in which a player has rushed for at least 1,500 yards.

• Accounted for five rushing attempts for 75 yards and one touchdown on a single drive in the second quarter. He took a handoff on all five of the plays on the possession, which included a 22-yard carry and a 36-yard touchdown to cap the series. 

• Had 15 rushing attempts for 122 yards and one touchdown in the first half alone. It marked his fourth career game and his second game of 2020 (Nov. 29 at Indianapolis) with at least 100 yards in the first half. 

• Recorded a 47-yard rushing attempt in the third quarter to set up a Titans touchdown on the next play. It was his ninth career rushing attempt of at least 47 yards and his second of 2020. 

DB AMANI HOOKER

• Recorded his second career start at safety and also recorded his first career rushing attempt, gaining four yards and a first down on a fake punt in the first quarter. He ranked third on the team with seven tackles, including a tackle for loss. 

DL DaQUAN JONES

• Credited with a blocked field goal on Aldrick Rosas' 53-yard field goal attempt in the first quarter. It was Jones' first career blocked kick and the team's first blocked field goal since Dec. 1, 2019 at Indianapolis. 

TE GEOFF SWAIM

• Totaled three receptions for 34 yards, including a five-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter. It was his second career touchdown and his first as a member of the Titans. 

• Added a 16-yard reception to get the ball to Jacksonville's one-yard line in the third quarter. It set up a touchdown on the next play.  

QB RYAN TANNEHILL

• Completed 19 of 24 passes for 212 yards and two touchdowns without throwing an interception. His 131.2 passer rating was the sixth-highest mark of his career in a qualifying game (minimum 20 attempts). 

• Recorded his 10th consecutive game with at least one touchdown pass. He completed a 37-yard touchdown pass to A.J. Brown in the first quarter and a five-yard touchdown pass to Geoff Swaim in the third quarter. 

• Registered his 19th performance in two seasons with the Titans in which he has had at least two touchdown passes. He has 10 multi-touchdown games in 2020, which tied for the third-highest total in the NFL through the afternoon games of Dec. 13. 

• Improved his season total to 28 touchdown passes, which ranks third in franchise history and is the best in the team's "Titans era" (since 1999). Only George Blanda (36 in 1961) and Warren Moon (33 in 1990) have thrown more touchdown passes in a season for the franchise. Tannehill also set a career high for touchdown passes in a season, surpassing the 27 he threw in 2014 with the Miami Dolphins. 

• Tied the franchise record he established last season (Nov. 10–Dec. 8, 2019) with four consecutive starts with a 100.0 or better passer rating. Additionally, his ninth start of the season in which he posted a triple-digit passer rating broke his own franchise record of eight such performances in 2019.  

• On his first pass of the game, a 13-yard completion to tight end Geoff Swaim, he passed the 3,000-yard passing mark for the fifth time in his career and for the first time since 2015.

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