WITH THE WIN, THE JAGUARS
Improved their record to 6-3 in 2007, tied for the third-best start in franchise history (8-1, 1999; 7-2 in 1998; 6-3 in 1997, 2004 and 2005)
- Have won six of their last eight games and finished their three-game road trip 2-1.
- Improved to 2-2 in the AFC South and beat the Titans for the fourth time in the last six games and third time in the last four games at Tennessee. The two division wins equal their total from 2006 (2-4).
- Improved to 4-1 on the road in 2007, their best road record after five games under Jack Del Rio.
- Improved to 17-12 on the road since 2004, the sixth-best mark in the NFL.
- Improved to 35-22 overall since 2004, the seventh-best mark in the NFL.
- Head coach Jack Del Rio improved to 40-33 since taking over the helm in 2003.
- Improved to 10-8 under Del Rio in November.
TAYLOR SURPASSES 10,000 CAREER RUSHING YARDS
Fred Taylor became the 21st player in NFL history to reach 10,000 career rushing yards as he picked up 15 yards on his third carry from scrimmage. Taylor is the first player since Tiki Barber did it for the New York Giants on Dec. 10, 2006 at Carolina. Taylor has career totals of 2,187 carries for 10,032 yards and 57 rushing touchdowns in 121 games. He has led the Jaguars in rushing in seven of the last nine seasons.
THE SKINNY ON TAYLOR
First round pick (9th overall) of the Jaguars in 1998. He is the only player who remains on the Jaguars roster from 1998.* Among the top 49 rushers in NFL history, Taylor is the only player who has never made a Pro Bowl. In addition, among the top 100 rushers in NFL history, Taylor is one of seven players who has never made a Pro Bowl. * Jaguars career, single-season and single-game rushing leader. * Moved into second place in team history today for most games played at 121 and moved into a tie with Mark Brunell (117) in third place for most career starts in team history with 117. * Scored his first touchdown of the season today in the third quarter.
Maurice Jones-Drew scored on an eight-yard touchdown run in the second quarter, his fourth rushing touchdown in the last six games. Jones-Drew has 22 touchdowns in the last 23 games. He has four touchdowns in the last three AFC South games. He had a 30-yard rush in the third quarter, his third run of 30-plus yards this season.
JONES-DREW GOES OVER 100
Maurice Jones-Drew finished with his second 100-plus rushing game of the season and fifth of his career as he had 101 yards on 19 carries with one touchdown. The 19 carries are tied for the third-most of his career. In addition, he finished with 186 all-purpose yards.
PETERSON RECORDS INTERCEPTION AND FUMBLE RECOVERY
LB Mike Peterson recovered a fumble and had an interception in the third quarter. Peterson recovered a Vince Young fumble on a key fourth-and-one play, his 12th career takeaway which ties for the fifth most in team history (Chris Hudson, 12). After the Jaguars failed on a fake punt, Peterson intercepted Young on the ensuing possession. It was Peterson's 15th career interception and eighth with the Jaguars.
HAYWARD PICKS UP 2.5 SACKS
DE Reggie Hayward recorded 2.5 sacks and one forced fumble, his first multi-sack game since 2005 and eighth of his career. Hayward has 3.5 sacks in 2007 and 34 career sacks.
JONES RECORDS CAREER-HIGH TWO TOUCHDOWNS
FB Greg Jones totaled two touchdowns for the first time in his career as he had a rushing and receiving touchdown. Jones had his first career receiving touchdown on the club's opening possession and had a three-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
The Jaguars scored on their opening possession for the second straight game ... LB Clint Ingram registered his first sack of the season ... QB Quinn Gray completed his first seven pases to seven different players and eight different Jaguars finished with receptions ... Gray improved to 2-1 as a starter ... The Jaguars did not have a penalty in the first half ... The Jaguars improved to 30-9 under head coach Jack Del Rio when they score 20-plus points ... WR Dennis Northcutt recorded the 300th reception of his career ... Opponents have not had a 100-yard rusher in the first five road games ... The Jaguars have allowed only one opposing starting quarterback (Drew Brees, New Orleans) to post a 100-plus rating through nine games ...
HOLDING THE LEAD
The Jaguars scored on their opening possession for the second straight game and improved to 26-5 under head coach Jack Del Rio when they score first. In addition, the Jaguars improved to 25-5 when they lead at halftime and 30-6 when leading after the third quarter.