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Jaguars' Team Progression: Response Is Everything on Sunday

Friday Update - Titans W11

JACKSONVILLE – Doug Pederson likes the feel this week.

"We're focused on this game, in the moment," he said.

The Jaguars' head coach spoke to the media Friday morning, two days before they will play host to the Tennessee Titans in an AFC South game at EverBank Stadium. He said he likes how the team has moved forward this week from its most one-sided loss of the season.

"It's how you respond," he said.

The Jaguars (6-3) enter Sunday a game ahead of the Houston Texans (5-4) in the AFC South having lost to the San Francisco 49ers, 34-3, at EverBank Stadium Sunday.

"Nothing out of the ordinary," Pederson said of the team's preparation this week, adding that the Jaguars were "maybe a little more attentive, a little more focused."

"I just think it's because of the way we played [against the 49ers],'' Pederson said. "You're only as good as your last game. They understand that and that wasn't very good. You don't have to say a lot as a coach. They just understand that when you play bad, you've got six or seven days before you go again. You've got a lot of time to think about it."

The Jaguars in Pederson's two seasons as head coach are 3-0 following games they have lost by 10 or more points. They twice have won five consecutive games following double-digit losses, doing so after a loss to the Detroit Lions last season and again following a Week 3 loss to the Houston Texans this season.

"It's just how you respond, good or bad," Pederson said. "Our history together has been good after games of that nature, but we've got a good Tennessee team coming in here. It's one of those that you don't worry about records. It's a matter of just execution and we've got to execute better."

Pederson said he didn't alter preparation this week.

"I'm a big believer you just don't change to change or shake something up to shake something up," he said. "I just think it's each person, it's each man, it's each coach doing their jobs better. I need to do my job better in preparing the football team. I'll do it if I had to, but I just don't think in this case, anything like that needs to be done."


  • Wide receiver Zay Jones was listed as questionable with a knee injury on the team's final injury report of week Friday with cornerback Tyson Campbell ruled out with a hamstring injury. Jones has been out the last three weeks with the injury and has missed six of nine games this season. Campbell missed victories over the New Orleans Saints and Pittsburgh Steelers in Weeks 7 and 8 before reaggravating the issue against San Francisco. Second-year veterans Montaric Brown and Greg Junior should play key roles Sunday. "A lot of confidence with those two guys as they keep growing with the defense," Pederson said. "As your backup guys play more, it gives you a little more depth, a little more confidence, not only us in them, but them in their preparation to play." Also: Wide receiver Jamal Agnew was ruled out with a shoulder/ribs injury and rookie right tackle Anton Harrison (back), defensive lineman Roy Robertson-Harris (ankle) and wide receiver Parker Washington (knee) were listed as questionable. Washington's 21-day window to return from injured reserve opened this week.

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