Jacksonville Sports Day

NFL: Titans Prevail 31-10 as Minshew Comes Off Bench for Jaguars

JACKSONVILLE – Tennessee running back Derrick Henry ran for 215 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries for a 31-10 NFL win over the Jaguars Sunday at TIAA Bank Field.

It was Henry’s ninth straight 100-yard contest on the road, and the fourth 200-yard game of his career. Two of Henry’s 200-yard performances have come against the Jaguars.

Gardner Minshew II, the Jacksonville starting QB through the first seven games of 2020, will start against the Baltimore Ravens Sunday.

Head Coach Doug Marrone announced the decision on a Monday media conference call.

“We’re going to keep trying to do things and keep working to see … whatever the combination is and whatever we have to do coaching-wise,” Marrone said. “We’re not going to just stalemate ourselves. We’re constantly trying to figure out how we can get ourselves in position to make plays – both players and coaches. We just haven’t been able to be consistent and do a good enough job with it.”

Trailing 3-0 Minshew II replaced Mike Glennon on Sunday. Jacksonville (1-12) drove the field and cut the lead to 31-10 on a five-yard touchdown pass from Minshew to Keelan Cole Sr.

Cole caught his fifth TD of the season in the third quarter. Cole has caught 47 passes for 571 yards and five TDs this season and joins wide receiver Allen Hurns as the only undrafted player in franchise history with five-plus receiving TDs in a single season.

That was as close as the Jaguars came to winning their second game of the season.

Running back James Robinson gained 67 yards on the ground and caught four passes for 16 yards in the game.

The Illinois State became the fourth undrafted rookie in NFL history to total at least 1,000 rushing yards, and the fastest to do so, on his longest rush of the season, a 47-yard gain in the fourth quarter.

Robinson is the third rookie running back in Jaguars history to total 1,000 yards in a season and the fourth running back overall in franchise annals to rush for 1,000-plus yards.

Titans QB Ryan Tannehill completed 19 of 24 passes for 212 yards and two touchdowns and a 131.2 passer rating. Titans receiver A.J. Brown had seven catches for 112 yards and a touchdown in the game.

Jacksonville defensive end Dawuane Smoot made two tackles and recorded the first forced fumble of his career, recovered by which rookie defensive tackle Doug Costin

After the turnover Aldrick Rosas kicked a 53-yard field goal to make it 7-3. Earlier Titans defensive lineman DaQuan Jones blocked a 53-yard field goal try by Rosas.

Jaguars linebacker Joe Schobert eclipsed 500 career tackles when he notched his first tackle of the game in the first quarter. He finished with eight tackles, marking his fourth-consecutive game with at least eight tackles.

Through 13 games this season, he has a team-leading 113 tackles and two pass interceptions. Schobert is the only player in the NFL since 2016 with 500-plus tackles and eight-plus interceptions.

Center Brandon Linder is expected to miss Sunday’s game with an ankle injury that kept him out against the Titans.

Kickoff is at 1 p.m. in Baltimore.

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