Achieving success isn’t easy. It takes time, hard work, patience, and persistence regardless of the goal you want to attain. Moreover, you will have setbacks along the way and there’s nothing you can do but take it in stride and get back on track. The Jacksonville Jaguars understand that, which is why they didn’t fret when they lost to the Detroit Lions in Week 13 and were able to bounce back against the Tennessee Titans.
The Jags were underdogs for the game and not many analysts thought they would be able to beat their division foes (guilty as charged). However, they came to Nashville and pulled no punches. Once they built a lead, they never look back and won 36-22.
It wasn’t a fluke either, the Jaguars were the better team for most of the game and dominated in all three phases of the game. With that in mind, here are three outstanding stats from the Jaguars’ win over the Tennessee Titans.
3. The Jaguars neutralized Titans RB Derrick Henry in the 2nd half
If there’s one club running back Derrick Henry surely loves to play against is the Jaguars and why wouldn’t he? He’s faced their division rivals 12 times throughout his NFL career and has logged 230 carries for 1,264 yards with 15 touchdowns in 12 games.
With that kind of success, the player known as King Henry surely looks forward to playing the Jags every season. In fact, the last time he had less than 100 yards against them was back in 2020 and he got off to a strong start against the Jags, toting the rock 11 times for 96 carries and one touchdown in the first quarter alone.
The Jaguars seemingly had no answer for Henry but linebacker Shaquille Quarterman had enough of him and put a stop to his reign of terror in the second quarter.
Although Henry was still able to finish the first half with 119, the Jacksonville defense stymied him in the second, limiting him to a measly TWO yards. You could make the case that he still ran over 100 rushing yards but it’s noteworthy that the Jags found a way to neutralize his impact, which is why the Titans’ offense managed to score just eight points in the last 30 minutes of the game.