What a difference a week makes in the NFL. Following the loss to the San Francisco 49ers, there were talks about the Jacksonville Jaguars experiencing a midseason collapse. But instead of dwelling too much on the past, the Jags got to work and soundly defeated the Tennessee Titans in Week 11.
The Jaguars got off to a hot start, scoring on their second offensive drive. By the end of their fourth possession, they had scored four times, two touchdowns, and two field goals. They kept putting points on the scoreboard while keeping the Titans at bay. It wasn't until the third quarter that Tennessee managed the reach the end zone, and that was largely possible due to a questionable penalty outside linebacker K'Lavon Chaisson had for roughing the passer.
In the end, the Titans' touchdown in the third quarter wasn't enough to tip the scale in their favor. In fact, they went on to turn the ball over on their next possession. And that's the thing, the Jaguars' defense also showed out, constantly pressuring Will Levis and keeping Derrick Henry under 50 rushing yards.
The Titans were able to score again but the Jaguars ultimately came on top 34-14. Here are three takeaways from their seventh win of the 230 season.
3. The Jacksonville Jaguars were healthy vs. the Titans and it showed
Although Trevor Lawrence hadn't missed any time, he was still dealing with pain from the knee injury he sustained against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 6. Besides not being able to move freely, it narrowed down the plays the coaching staff could call. But against the Titans, Steezy Trev played without restrictions, often moving around the pocket and taking off when necessary. Also, he had two rushing touchdowns, his first and second of this season. He finished the game with a 75 percent completion rate for 262 yards with two passing touchdowns, two rushing touchdowns, and no picks.
Lawrence wasn't the only player at full strength, wide receiver Zay Jones returned to the lineup after sitting out the past four games. Even though Jones didn't put up big numbers against Tennessee, his presence prevented the defense from zeroing in on Calvin Ridley, who went on to have his best game donning the black and teal.