POSITIVE START FOR THE OFFENSE
The Jaguars scored a touchdown on their opening possession for the first time this season and had a score on the opening drive for the second straight game. The Jaguars began the game with a seven-play, 80-yard drive that culminated in a one-yard touchdown run by rookie running back Storm Johnson. The score snapped a streak of six straight quarters without a touchdown.
SEASON-HIGH TOTALS FOR OFFENSE
The Jaguars posted season-highs in total yards (379), plays (75), first downs (27), time of possession (31:07), net passing yards (297), completions (32) and passing attempts (46). The Jaguars were 8 of 15 on third down, the second-most third down conversions through six games (9 of 14, at San Diego). The Jaguars scored touchdowns on both of their red zone possessions.
DEFENSE HOLDS GROUND AGAINST TITANS
The Jaguars allowed a season-low 290 total yards and 16 points to the Titans, the first opponent to register less than 300 yards through six games. The Jaguars have allowed their two lowest yardage totals in consecutive weeks (372, vs. Pittsburgh). In addition, the Jaguars held the Titans to 16 points (one touchdown) which marked the first time since 2011 the Jaguars held opponents under 20 points in back-to-back games. The Jaguars have allowed only two offensive touchdowns the last two games and opponents have scored 33 total points (16.5 avg.) the last two weeks.
In addition, the Jaguars allowed a season-low 14 first downs and limited the Titans to a season-low 27 percent on third down (3 of 11).
RED ZONE DOMINANCE
Opponents have been in the Jaguars red zone 11 times in the last three games and scored only two touchdowns, an 18.2 percent touchdown efficiency. The Titans had three trips to the red zone and came away with two field goals and one touchdown.
SACKS CONTINUE TO PILE UP FOR JAGUARS DEFENSE
The Jaguars increased their sacks total to 19 through six games, finishing with three against the Titans. Andre Branch forced an intentional grounding by quarterback Charlie Whitehurst in the second quarter. The 19 sacks are tied for third-most in team history after the first six games and most since 2001 (22, 1999; 20, 1997; 19, 2001). The Jaguars have at least two sacks in each of the first six games for only the fourth time in team history (1997, 1999, 2001). The Jaguars have 38 sacks in the last 14 games dating back to 2013.
First half images of the Jaguars Week 6 Divisional matchup with the Tennessee Titans.
BORTLES TIES FRANCHISE ROOKIE RECORD WITH 336 PASSING YARDS
Rookie quarterback Blake Bortles threw for a career-high 336 yards and one touchdown on 32 of 46 passing (69.6 pct.), tying Byron Leftwich (10/5/03 vs. San Diego) for the most passing yards by a rookie in team history. Bortles' 46 attempts and 32 completions were the most in franchise history by a rookie. His 32 completions were the third-most in team history and most since 2004 (36. Byron Leftwich, 10/10/04 at San Diego). Bortles, who made his first division start, had completions to nine different receivers.
CONNECTING ON THE LONG BALL
Blake Bortles connected with tight end Clay Harbor for a 59-yard completion on the club's opening drive, his second-completion of 50-plus yards in four games. Bortles, who has six completions of 25-plus yards in four games, also had a 23-yard pass to Cecil Shorts and a 20-yard touchdown pass to Clay Harbor.
'AROB' SHOWS CONSISTENCY
Rookie wide receiver Allen Robinson established a career-high with eight receptions for 68 yards, his fourth straight game with at least five catches. The eight receptions tied for the third-most by a rookie in team history. Robinson leads the Jaguars with 30 receptions for 311 yards through six games. The 30 receptions are ninth-most in a season by a rookie with Justin Blackmon holding the franchise record by a rookie with 64 catches in 2012.
CYPRIEN LEADS THE WAY WITH CAREER-HIGH 14 TACKLES
Second-year Johnathan Cyprien paced the Jaguars with a career-high 14 tackles (11 solo) and added one special teams tackle. Cyprien was credited with one tackle for loss and one pass defensed.
BLACKMON SHINES AGAIN AT LP FIELD
Eighth-year safety Will Blackmon has two career sacks and they both came against the Titans at LP Field. Blackmon sacked Charlie Whitehurst and forced a fumble in the third quarter. In 2013 at LP Field, Blackmon had a sack/forced fumble/fumble recovery of Ryan Fitzpatrick and returned it 21 yards for a touchdown.
HOOD GETS FIRST SACK AS A JAGUAR
Ziggy Hoodsacked Charlie Whitehurst for a four-yard loss in the first quarter, his first sack as a Jaguar. Hood, who signed with the Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent in 2014, has 12.5 career sacks.
SHORTS MAKES IMPACT IN RETURN
Cecil Shorts missed three of the club's first five games with a hamstring injury but he returned to the lineup against the Titans. Shorts totaled a career-high 10 receptions in his return for 103 yards, his sixth career 100-yard receiving game. The six 100-yard receiving games are tied with Matt Jones (2005-08) for the third-most in franchise history.
CAREER-HIGH 91 RECEIVING YARDS FOR HARBOR
Tight end Clay Harbor finished with a career-high 91 receiving yards on three receptions including a 20-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter. Harbor connected with Blake Bortles on the club's opening drive for a career-long 59-yard reception that set up a Jaguars touchdown. Harbor, who missed the first three games with a calf injury, has 14 catches for 183 yards (13.1) avg. in the last three games.
Images from the second half of the Jaguars matchup with the Tennessee Titans.
FIRST CAREER START FOR STORM JOHNSON
2014 seventh-round draft pick Storm Johnson made his first career start at running back and finished with 21 yards on 10 carries. Johnson, who played collegiately at Central Florida, also had one reception. Johnson was inserted into the starting lineup for an injured Toby Gerhart (ankle).
HEALTHY GROUP OF RECEIVERS
For the first time through six games, the Jaguars had a healthy group of receivers. The two receivers that were inactive were healthy scratches in WR Tavarres King and WR Mike Brown. Four of the five receivers that dressed had receptions.
CLEMONS RECORDS 61ST CAREER SACK
Veteran defensive end Chris Clemons registered a sack for the second consecutive game, taking down Charlie Whitehurst for a nine-yard loss to the end the first half. Clemons, who has 61 career sacks, is tied with Andre Branch for the team-lead with three sacks in the first six games.
- Opponents have not scored a touchdown in the third quarter for the past five games.
- Josh Scobee's potential game-winning 55-yard field goal was blocked by Sammie Hill. It marked the Jaguars second blocked field goal in 2014 (Philadelphia).
- Rookie wide receiver Marqise Lee returned to the lineup after missing the last three games with a hamstring injury. He finished with two catches for 26 yards with a long of 16 yards.
- Second-year linebacker LaRoy Reynolds led the Jaguars with two special teams tackles.
- Running back Denard Robinson made his second career start. Robinson had five rushes for 22 yards and three receptions for 14 yards.
- The Jaguars defense has forced a three-and-out by opponents in three straight games.
- Fullback Will Ta'ufo'ou had a 14-yard reception in the second quarter. Ta'ufo'ou has a reception of 12-plus yards in three of the last four games.