At this point in the season, game recaps are writing themselves for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Like in recent weeks, the Jaguars got a great performance from Maurice Jones-Drew, saw the passing game struggle and an injury-rattled secondary gave up multiple big plays through the air as the Jaguars fell on the road to the Tennessee Titans 23-17.
Tennessee quarterback Matt Hasselbeck threw for 350 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions, with 240 yards coming in the first half.
Tight end Jared Cook was the benefactor of Hasselbeck’s solid performance, totaling 169 receiving yards, including a 55-yard touchdown in the first quarter.
The Titans put up 17 points in the first half and the Jaguars’ offense was able to carry a banged-up defense early on. Down 10-0 in the first quarter, Blaine Gabbert had a drive in which he was 5-of-5 for 68 yards and Jones-Drew scored off of a 10-yard run.
Jones-Drew finished with 103 rushing yards, giving the league’s leading rusher 1,437 on the season.
Gabbert on the other hand cooled off and 21-of-42 for 198 yards and a pick.
The Jaguars forced three turnovers, converting them into 10 points, but Jacksonville wasn’t able to convert on a Morgan Trent interception into a score early in the fourth quarter. Trent returned the ball to Tennessee’s 18, but Gabbert threw an incompletion on 4th and 1.
With the loss, the Jaguars fall to 4-11 while the Titans move to 8-7.