Jacksonville Jaguars: 3 frustrating stats that defined loss vs Titans

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) at TIAA Bank Field. (Imagn Images photo pool)
Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) at TIAA Bank Field. (Imagn Images photo pool) /
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Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) and the Jacksonville Jaguars. (Imagn Images photo pool) /

At some point, the Jacksonville Jaguars won’t be able to keep talking about making strides and will need to start winning some football games. On the other hand, they’re coming off of one of the worst seasons in franchise history and it will be a while before they right the ship. For the time being, the Jags need to look at everything that has gone wrong in the past five weeks and learn from their mistakes.

Also, Jacksonville’s roster currently lacks enough talent to compete with the top teams in the league. Sure, they have a stud running back in James Robinson, Trevor Lawrence is showing signs of being a potential franchise quarterback. On defense, cornerback Shaquill Griffin is playing at a high level. The other side of the coin is that some of their starters are performing at a replacement level. They need to set reasonable expectations with the talent they have at hand and winning more than five or six games doesn’t look realistic as of this writing.

Here are three frustrating stats that defined the Jaguars’ loss to the Tennessee Titans in Week 5. The hope is that they will learn from their mistakes and won’t repeat them in the future.

1. The Jaguars’ defense is struggling to force turnovers.

Safety Andrew Wingard registered the Jaguars’ first interception (and turnover) of the 2021 season in Week 3. Since then, they’ve gone through a dry spell and haven’t registered another one. Sure, you could argue that the offense isn’t doing much when they have had the ball. Nevertheless, their lack of turnovers is concerning, maybe not as much as their inability to kick field goals but worrisome nonetheless.