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SportThree takeaways from the Titans' dominant win over the Jaguars

08:20  07 december  2018
08:20  07 december  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

NFL history! Derrick Henry's 99-yard run part of his huge night as Titans beat Jaguars

NFL history! Derrick Henry's 99-yard run part of his huge night as Titans beat Jaguars The NFL is playing its 99th season, and somehow only one player had ever posted a 99-yard touchdown run before Thursday night. Derrick Henry, join the club. Henry’s 99-yard touchdown was part of a historic night. Henry set a Tennessee Titans record with 238 rushing yards, and had four rushing touchdowns in a 30-9 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. He did so on just 17 carries. Henry’s big night helped the Titans improve to 7-6, and they stayed in the race for the final AFC wild-card spot. They’re a half-game behind the 7-5 Baltimore Ravens, who play at Kansas City on Sunday.

The Chiefs (10-7) couldn't put the Titans away as Kareem Hunt, who led the NFL in rushing, was limited to just 41 yards on 10 carries by Tennessee's fourth-ranked rush defense. Three takeaways from the Titans ' win over the Chiefs. 1. Tennessee's exotic smashmouth run game eventually wore

The Miami Dolphins and Tennessee Titans played the longest game in NFL history on Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium. The contest lasted seven hours and eight minutes. Miami was able to get it done in all three phases of the game and they needed an entire team effort to get their first win of the season.

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After the Jaguars beat the Colts 6-0 on Sunday behind new starter Cody Kessler, Jacksonville looked as if it would carry that momentum into Tennessee when it opened Week 14 against the Titans.

While Kessler wasn't impressive in his debut, the inconsistency of Tennessee on both sides of the ball and the return of running back Leonard Fournette gave the once third-string quarterback a chance to give his team the late surge it needed. But, that just wasn't the case as the Titans cruised to a 30-9 win.

Titans' Derrick Henry ties NFL record with 99-yard touchdown run

Titans' Derrick Henry ties NFL record with 99-yard touchdown run Derrick Henry's 99-yard touchdown run against the Jaguars tied the mark set by the Cowboys' Tony Dorsett in 1983.

Here are our three big takeaways from the win : James Conner just needs the football. Offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner admitted he needed to do more to get running back James Conner going, and he kept to his word on Sunday. Which member of the Jaguars do you want on the Steelers?

The Jaguars took down the Patriots eight months after blowing a 10-point lead in the AFC title In the end, the Jaguars won 31-20 to push their record to 2-0 and just as importantly, confirm that they're A year ago, the Jaguars outplayed the Patriots for three quarters and then curled up into a ball for the There's still a long ways to go and the Jaguars need to match the Patriots' consistency over the

One rusher did impress, but it wasn't Fournette. Titans tailback Derrick Henry had a career game highlighted by this record-tying touchdown run. He's now the second player in NFL history to run for 99 yards and a score, matching Tony Dorsett's long rush from 1982.

Henry's night didn't stop there.

Here are three takeaways from the Titans' win over the Jaguars.

Henry led Tennessee's offense

Marcus Mariota hasn't been the most consistent quarterback. But with an even more inconsistent rushing attack, the Titans have had to rely mostly on the fourth-year play caller when he's healthy.

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Three months later in Nashville the Titans dominated the Jaguars 41-14. Despite this result, Jacksonville won the AFC Central for a second However, the rise of the Colts led by Peyton Manning and a departure of talent from the Jaguars and Titans over the years led to a decline in the two

Jaguars bench Bortles for Kessler vs Colts. Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton attributed the win to a strong start, clearly, but it was also a The Bengals scored on the next three ensuing drives with Green responsible for two more touchdowns — a 32 yarder and another short score from the red zone.

However, against the Jaguars, Henry helped power Tennessee to its seventh win.

The Titans had only two other games where they registered more rushing than passing yards — a Week 3 meeting with the Jaguars without Mariota and a Week 6 contest against the Ravens. In this game, Henry carried the load and ran for 238 of the team's 264 yards on the ground.

His impressive Marshawn Lynch-esque run wasn't the only record the 2015 Heisman Trophy winner set.

In Henry's efforts, he:

  • Now has three 70-plus yard rushing scores since 2017. It's the most in the NFL, as he moved in front of Fournette (2) who is the only other player with more than one in that time span.
  • Tied Lorenzo White and Hall of Famer Earl Campbell for the most running touchdowns (4) in a single game in Titans/Oilers franchise history.
  • Is the first player with four scores in a game since Patriots running back Jonas Gray in Week 11 of the 2014 season.
  • Became the first player in the Super Bowl era that has rushed for 200-plus yards and four or more touchdowns on 20 or fewer carries. Henry did that on just 13 carries.
  • Set a franchise record for the most rushing yards in a single game, beating Chris Johnson's previous mark (228) set in 2009, which was also against the Jaguars.

Now, that's impressive.

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Here are three takeaways from Houston's win at NRG Stadium The Titans took home a 20-17 win with a last-minute field goal in these two teams' earlier matchup in Week 2. That loss sandwiched the Texans 0-3 start, but they have certainly turned things around since then.

Five postgame takeaways from the Indianapolis Colts' big win over the Tennesee Titans on Sunday. With a three -game winning streak in tow, the Indianapolis Colts (5-5) entered another divisional matchup as Yet, the only difference was how the Titans didn’t produce a second-half

The Jaguars didn't find the answer in Cody Kessler

Maybe it was a fluke, but it seemed like the Jaguars might have found an answer to their offensive troubles when they benched Blake Bortles in favor of Kessler, who led Jacksonville to it's first win in almost two months.

It didn't.

Kessler, who spent two season with the Browns before getting traded to the Jaguars for a conditional 2019 seventh-round draft pick, had another low-output game. The down side to this week's performance was that he couldn't turn it into a win. In Indianapolis, Kessler was an efficient 18-of-24 passing for 150 yards. Again on the road at Nissan Stadium, he improved slightly but fell prey to a top-five pass rush in Tennessee.

Kessler finished the loss completing 25 of his 43 passes for 240 yards and one touchdown, but he was sacked four times and only managed to convert two of the team's 12 third-down tries.

Jacksonville moves to 4-9 with the loss and will have to put up better performances to get through the rest of its season. The Jaguars will face the Redskins and Dolphins in the coming weeks before closing out with the AFC South leading Texans.

Henry runs into NFL record book as Titans rout Jaguars 30-9

Henry runs into NFL record book as Titans rout Jaguars 30-9 Henry runs into NFL record book as Titans rout Jaguars 30-9

The Titans took over in Jaguars territory and moved the ball far enough to set up a Ryan Succup field goal. Sometimes little plays or decisions like that, even early in a game, can have long-lasting effects on the outcome. It was a risky play call, and it cost the Jaguars three points in a game where points

His crisp route running gave Osweiler easy windows to deliver the ball to and helped get the ball out quickly early and late in the game. Three Takeaways From Win Over The Titans .

The Titans have a tough road ahead

Tennessee moved above .500 (7-6) with this overwhelming victory, but entered the week as one of a number of teams that held 6-6 records.

The win certainly helps the Titans remain in the hunt for the final conference playoff spot, but three other teams — the Dolphins, Broncos, and Colts — are also close behind the Ravens (7-5), who currently have control of that final spot. Tennessee will need to keep winning to earn that berth, but it won't be easy because out of those four teams in the mix, the Titans have the toughest remaining schedule.

Next, they will catch a break against the struggling 4-8 Giants. But, they'll have to turn around and play the Redskins before closing out the regular-season against the Colts.

So while the Titans will say they are focused on one game at a time, each game holds major playoff implications that have to linger in the back of their minds.

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