The Jacksonville Jaguars had trouble getting wide receiver Calvin Ridley involved in previous weeks. However, Agent 0 is off to a good start against the Tennessee Titans, scoring a touchdown and giving the Jags a 7-0 lead in the first quarter.
So far, Ridley has had a huge impact. Although Jacksonville's first offensive drive stalled, he came down with a huge 14-yard pass on third down. The Jags punted a few plays later and Tennessee proceeded to cross the 50-yard line. Unfortunately (at least for the Titans), Will Levis fumbled on a snap exchange and the Jaguars defense recovered it.
The Jacksonville offense would cash in a few plays later, with Ridley's touchdown capping off an eight-play, 57-yard drive. This was the first time Ridley reached the end zone since Week 4, when he hauled in two catches for 38 yards against his former team, the Atlanta Falcons.
The Jags' scoring drive also featured passes to tight end Luke Farrell, Evan Engram, and a huge 20-yard catch by Christian Kirk.
On the Jaguars' defensive side of the ball, linebacker Foyesade Oluokun has stood out, registering a sack, and recovering the Will Levis Fumble on drive later. Oluokun tallied two sacks against the San Francisco 49ers last week and is at last getting the recognition he deserves around the league.
As of this writing, Trevor Lawrence is 6-of-8 for 56 yards with one touchdown and no picks. Christian Kirk leads the Jags with 20 yards on one catch and Calvin Ridley has two catches for 17 yards.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have an early lead vs. the Titans, they now must hold onto it
The Jacksonville Jaguars have taken care of business, at last in the first quarter. The defense has managed to stymie Derrick Henry and the Titans' offense while the offense has done a good job of moving the football and avoiding mistakes.
Now, they must step on the foot pedal, build a lead and force Tennessee to play catchup. It's early but the Jaguars have a favorable chance of finishing the game with a win.