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 WR A.J. Brown (11) and Jacksonville Jaguars CB Tre Herndon (37). (George Walker IV-USA TODAY Sports) /

3. The Jaguars’ secondary couldn’t stop the Titans’ offense.

There were many things to like about the Jaguars in Week 5 but their back seven wasn’t one of them. Despite the fact that Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill just threw 197 yards, Jacksonville allowed passing 10 first downs.

Rookie cornerback Tyson Campbell was inactive for the game and Chris Claybrooks started in his place. He was targeted three times and gave up a 100 percent completion rate. Eventually, he was taken out of the game in favor of Nevin Lawson. How much better would Campbell have been? It’s hard to tell but it’s clear that Claybrooks looked overwhelmed and isn’t suited for a starting job.

This is even more frustrating when you take into account that the defense did a good job of slowing down Titans running back Derrick Henry early in the game and pressuring Tannehill, logging three sacks and 14 pressures.

This has been a recurrent theme over the last few weeks. The Jaguars’ defense holds its own early in the game but eventually gives in. On a day when the front seven did its job, the secondary didn’t do its part. Next on Jacksonville’s schedule are the Miami Dolphins. Their offense is ranked 31st in both points scored and total yards. The Jags’ secondary must perform better than they did against the Titans.

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