Jacksonville Sports Day

RECAP: Henry Eclipses 100-Yards as Tennessee Hands Jacksonville 37-19 Loss

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JACKSONVILLE (SportsTicker)– Jacksonville attempted to rally in the final quarter, but the Jaguars fell to 0-5 on the season with a 37-19 loss to AFC South rival Tennessee (3-2) Sunday afternoon before 58,282 at TIAA Bank Field.

The Titans relied heavily on running back Derrick Henry. He ran for three scores while gaining 130 yards.

The Jaguars failed to put up any points after having a first and goal from the Titans’ five with 10 minutes to play.

“If you say, ‘What’s the identity of the Jacksonville Jaguars’ offense?’ it’s a physical offense that runs the ball with balance,” said head coach Urban Meyer on Monday. “Our goal is always 250 [yards rushing] and 250 [yards passing]. I want to say we were 250 [passing] and 200 [rushing Sunday]. That’s what we want to be.”

Actually Jacksonville rushed for a season-high 198 rushing yards and two TDs, marking the team’s most rushing yards since they rushed for 216 yards in 2019.

Running back James Robinson had a career day. Scoring a touchdown and setting a personal best with 149 yards.

“We have to find a way to win, we’re a good team, though obviously the record doesn’t show that,” Robinson said. “We have a lot of great guys in the locker room, and we just got to find something that is going to work for us.”

Jacksonville QB Trevor Lawrence ran for a four-yard score to cut the visitors lead to 31-19 at the start of the fourth quarter. Lawrence had one touchdown pass of one yard to Jacob Hollister.

“You can’t get desperate; you have to just keep going to work,” Lawrence said. “We’re going to win some games. We’re going to turn it around. We all thought today was the day we were going to get that first win and it wasn’t. We didn’t execute enough down the stretch. But we’re going to figure it out and we’re going to turn this thing around and it’s going to be a lot of fun when we do.”

Lawrence finished 23 of 32 for 273 yards. His one interception came on the last play of the game.

Laviska Shenault Jr. caught a career-long 58-yard pass in the fourth quarter, surpassing his previous career high of 52 yards, which was set last week at Cincinnati.

Jamal Agnew set career highs in receptions (six) and receiving yards (41), while also registering an 8-yard rush. He returned four kickoffs for 85 yards. Dan Arnold tied his career high with six receptions for a team-high 64 yards.

Marvin Jones Jr. finished with one catch for 25 yards and has now caught a pass in 102 consecutive games. Jones leads the team through five games with 21 receptions.

Jacksonville’s defense totaled a season-high 3.5 sacks.

Dawuane Smoot sacked QB Ryan Tannehill for an 11-yard loss in the third quarter and finished the game with 1.5 sacks, marking the third multi-sack game of his career.

K’Lavon Chaisson finished with a career-high six tackles, including his second career sack, both of which have come against Tannehill. Through five games this season, Chaisson has recorded 15 tackles and four QB hits

A fumble was returned for a TD to open the scoring for Tennessee. They never trailed after the Jaguars missed the extra point on their touchdown.

Tannehill was 14 of 22 for 197 yards.

The Jaguars are now only the second team in NFL history to lose 20 games in a row. Tampa Bay has the record with 26.

The Jaguars now fly to London to face Miami on Sunday.

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