Titans keep things tight in AFC South with 42-20 win

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The Titans made sure the AFC South remains a three-team race on Sunday afternoon.

Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry each ran for two touchdowns and the Titans crushed the Jaguars 42-20 in Nashville. The win is the fourth in five games with Tannehill as the starting quarterback and it pushes the Titans record to 6-5 on the season.

That leaves them even with the Colts, who they play in Week 13, and a game back of the Texans. The Titans and Texans will play twice in the final three weeks of the season, including a Week 17 game that could loom very large in the AFC playoff picture.

Tannehill hit big plays through the air all day and piled up 259 passing yards on just 18 attempts. He completed 14 of those passes, including touchdowns on his longest and shortest gains through the air. The former was a 65-yarder by A.J. Brown and the latter was a one-yard toss to tackle Dennis Kelly.

Henry scored his two touchdowns 16 seconds apart — the Titans fumbled on a kickoff — and became the first player since LaDainian Tomlinson in 2006 to score two touchdowns in under 20 seconds of game time. Henry’s first score was a 74-yarder and he’s now scored seven touchdowns, including a 99-yard romp, in his last three games against Jacksonville.

The Jaguars scored 17 of their points after falling behind 35-3, so there wasn’t much that went right for them while Sunday’s game was actually a contest. It’s now three straight losses for the 4-7 Jaguars and failing to get right against the Buccaneers next weekend will extinguish whatever lingering playoff hopes may exist in Jacksonville.

19 responses to “Titans keep things tight in AFC South with 42-20 win

  1. Great game Titans.. I love RT and always have. Miami should of never given up on him.
    On a side note, when will the obvious favoritism towards the Patriots end with the referees. 2 crucial tripping calls that NEVER get called. Listen Patriots are going to the AFCCG no doubt. But make them earn it and not give it to them that easily. This game comes down to one PI call or holding call or something like a silly tripping call. Let these guys play and unless its blatant keep the flags in your pants either way

  2. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: The Titans are one team you don’t want to see in the playoffs.
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    Yes Jetsfan4forlifebschamps, as you know full well, you only have to ask the Patriots who Tannehill always beats like a drum every year in the postseason…

  3. The Titans are playing their best ball right now. It’s becoming obvious why the Rams gave up two First Round picks for Jalen Ramsey. The Jaguars defense is Swiss cheese. The season is fading for Jacksonville.

  4. Amazing all those first round picks and the first picks in every round and this is the best of the abused
    Jaguar s

  5. Dolphins fans and finally management ran this guy out of town for what… Fitzpatrick and Rosen? Haven’t seen what RT’s QB rating was for this game or his average since starting for the Titans but my guess is it blows away both guys in Miami.

  6. I’m happy for RT. He put in his tine with the Dolphins, took the most hits in the league his first several years and never complained. He has always been capable of passer ratings just north of 100 when he gets good protection. And he shows that players can keep improving over a career. He is not going to light it up in the playoffs vs the Pats D. But let’s face it, Brady couldn’t beat his own D either. That’s like saying RT isn’t playing at MVP caliber. But on his contract, do you think the Titans are happy they traded that 4th for him?

  7. All those teams who have the Jags on their schedule get an early Christmas present. The Jags have quit. Time for Marrone to get an early Christmas present too–a pink slip.

  8. blahblah5528 says:
    November 25, 2019 at 2:12 am
    I’m happy for RT. He put in his tine with the Dolphins, took the most hits in the league his first several years and never complained. He has always been capable of passer ratings just north of 100 when he gets good protection. And he shows that players can keep improving over a career. He is not going to light it up in the playoffs vs the Pats D

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    Playoffs? LOL!

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