Jones-Drew remains NFL's leading rusher; sets single-season career-high for rushing
Maurice Jones-Drew rushed for 103 yards on 24 carries with one touchdown against the Titans. Jones-Drew increased his season total to a career-high 1,437 rushing yards, the second-most in franchise history for a season, on a career-high 318 attempts. In addition, Jones-Drew had three carries for 10-plus yards (10, 11 and 21 yards) and established a single-season career-high with 36 rushes of 10-plus yards through 15 games.
JAGUARS SINGLE-SEASON RUSHING LEADERS
*RK PLAYER, YEAR YARDS (ATT) *
1. Fred Taylor, 2003 1,572 (345)
2. Maurice Jones-Drew, 2011 1,437 (318) (15 games)
3. Fred Taylor, 2000 1,399 (292)
4. Maurice Jones-Drew, 2009 1,391 (312)
5. Maurice Jones-Drew, 2010 1,324 (299)
JAGUARS MOST SINGLE-SEASON RUSHING ATTEMPTS
*RK PLAYER, YEAR RUSHES *
1. Fred Taylor, 2003 345
2. Maurice Jones-Drew, 2011 318
3. Maurice Jones-Drew, 2009 312
4. Maurice Jones-Drew, 2010 299
5. Fred Taylor, 2000 292
Jones-Drew ties franchise record for rushing touchdowns
Maurice Jones-Drew scored the Jaguars first touchdown on a 10-yard run in the first quarter, his 18th career rushing touchdown of 10-plus yards. Jones-Drew tied Fred Taylor for the most rushing touchdowns in franchise history with 62. Jones-Drew owns the franchise record for touchdowns with 74 which he established earlier this season.
JAGUARS MOST CAREER TDs
RK PLAYER, YEARS TDS
1. Maurice Jones-Drew, 2006-11 74
2. Fred Taylor, 1998-2008 70
3. Jimmy Smith, 1995-2005 69
4. James Stewart, 1995-99 38
5. Keenan McCardell, 1996-2001 30
Yards, yards and more yards
For the 11th time in 15 games, Maurice Jones-Drew eclipsed 100 yards from scrimmage as he finished with 124 yards (103 rushing, 21 receiving) and increased his season total to a career-high 1,807 yards from scrimmage. The 1,807 yards are topped only by Fred Taylor's single-season franchise record of 1,942 yards from scrimmage in 2003. Jones-Drew has at least 113 yards from scrimmage in the last seven games. He led the team with six receptions and has at least six receptions in three of the last four games.
Jones-Drew accounted for 41.3 percent of the offense on Saturday (124 of 300 yards), the 11th time in 15 games he has accounted for at least 40 percent of the club's offense. He has averaged 145.4 yards from scrimmage in the last five games.
JAGUARS SINGLE-SEASON YARDS FROM SCRIMMAGE LEADERS
*RK PLAYER, YEAR YARDS (RUSH/REC) *
1. Fred Taylor, 2003 1,942 (1,572/370)
*2. Maurice Jones-Drew, 2011 1,807 (1,437/370) *
3. Maurice Jones-Drew, 2009 1,765 (1,391/374)
4. Fred Taylor, 2002 1,722 (1,314/408)
5. Fred Taylor, 1998 1,644 (1,223/421)
Success in the division
Maurice Jones-Drew scored his ninth rushing touchdown in 12 career games against Tennessee and posted his fourth 100-yard rushing game against the Titans. Jones-Drew has scored 32 touchdowns (28 rushing, 3 receiving, 1 return) in 33 career division games including four in five games this season. Thirteen of his 24 career 100-yard rushing games have come in division play. He has averaged 95.2 rushing yards in five division games this season. He has averaged 128.7 rushing yards in the last three games against the Titans.
* JONES-DREW'S 2011 RUSHING TOTALS*
* IN AFC SOUTH PLAY*
*DATE ATT YDS AVG LG TD *
9/11/11 vs. Ten. 24 97 4.0 21t 1
10/30/11 at Hou. 18 63 3.5 10 1
11/13/11 at Ind. 25 114 4.6 15 1
11/27/11 vs. Hou. 18 99 5.5 29 0
12/24/11 at Ten. 24 103 4.3 21 1
TOTALS 109 476 4.4 29 4
Running the rock
Maurice Jones-Drew had 24 carries on Saturday and increased his season total to a career-high 318. He became the first player in franchise history with 300-plus rushing attempts in two different seasons (312, 2009). He has recorded 20-plus carries in 31 games and the Jaguars own a 19-12 mark in those games.
Eclipsing the 100-yard mark; success on the road
Maurice Jones-Drew recorded his 25th career 100-yard rushing game and his fifth through 15 games. Jones-Drew has 100-plus rushing yards in back-to-back games for the first time this season.
Four of Jones-Drew's five 100-yard rushing games in 2011 have come on the road. In 2011, he averaged 98.1 rushing yards in the eight road games.
* JONES-DREW'S 2011 RUSHING TOTALS ON THE ROAD*
*DATE ATT YDS AVG LG TD *
9/18/11 at NYJ 18 88 4.9 16 0
9/25/11 at CAR 24 122 5.1 39 0
10/16/11 at PIT 22 96 4.4 18 0
10/30/11 at HOU 18 63 3.5 10 1
11/13/11 at IND 25 114 4.6 15 1
11/20/11 at CLE 21 87 4.1 14 1
12/15/11 at ATL 17 112 6.6 43 0
12/24/11 at TEN 24 103 4.3 21 0
Gabbert heats up on first scoring drive
After not attempting a pass on the Jaguars first two possessions, quarterback Blaine Gabbert directed an eight-play, 82-yard drive that resulted in a 10-yard touchdown run by Maurice Jones-Drew. Gabbert completed all five of his passes on the drive including a 22-yard pass to Zach Potter and a 21-yard toss to Colin Cloherty. He finished 5 of 5 passing for 68 yards on the scoring drive.
Gabbert ties rookie record with 13 starts
Blaine Gabbert tied Byron Leftwich (2003) on Saturday for most career starts by a rookie quarterback in team history with 13. Gabbert was named the Jaguars starting quarterback on Sept. 21 and made his first career start in week three at Carolina.
Gabbert finished 21 of 42 passing for 198 yards with one interception for a 53.5 passer rating. The 42 attempts tied his career-high and are tied for the most in franchise history by a rookie. He owns three of the top four marks for single-game passing attempts by a rookie. He did not have a touchdown pass for the first time since Nov. 27 against Houston.
Douzable records first career sack
Leger Douzable, making his fifth straight start at defensive end, stopped the Titans opening drive with his first career sack. Douzable sacked Titans quarterback Matt Hasselbeck for an eight-yard loss.
First career start for Owusu-Ansah
With Dwight Lowery inactive (shoulder), second-year pro Akwasi Owusu-Ansah made his first career start at safety and led the team with eight tackles. Owusu-Ansah was signed to the Jaguars practice squad on Dec. 3 and elevated to the 53-man roster on Dec. 6. A fourth-round pick of Dallas in 2010, he has played in 13 career games including three for the Jaguars.
First career interception for Mincey; Morgan Trent has second of his career
Jeremy Mincey recorded his first career interception as he picked off Matt Hasselbeck in the second quarter. Cornerback Morgan Trent intercepted Hasselbeck in the fourth quarter, his second career interception.
Eleven different players have an interception for the Jaguars through 15 games. The Jaguars have two or more interceptions in five of 15 games.
Greg Jones records first rushing touchdown since 2007
Fullback Greg Jones scored his first touchdown of the season on a one-yard run in the fourth quarter. It was Jones' first rushing touchdown since Nov. 11, 2007 at Tennessee and the 13th touchdown of his career (10 rushing, 3 receiving). He is the only player besides Maurice Jones-Drew with a rushing touchdown for the Jaguars through 15 games.
Mosley makes his mark
Seventh-year defensive tackle C.J. Mosley forced a fumble of Titans running back Jamie Harper in the fourth quarter and safety Dawan Landry recovered for the Jaguars. Mosley is tied for the team-lead with two forced fumbles and has five for his career. A former sixth-round draft pick of Minnesota in 2005, Mosley has played in 82 career games with nine starts including the last 22 games for the Jaguars.
Career-high 61 receiving yards for Dillard
Third-year receiver Jarett Dillard had five receptions for a career-high 61 yards against the Titans. The five receptions matched his career-best total that he set on Dec. 11 against Tampa Bay.
Cloherty matches career total
First-year tight end Colin Cloherty entered Saturday's game with two career receptions for 23 yards. He had two catches for 33 yards against the Titans including a 21-yard grab in the first quarter.
Bradfield gets second career start
Rookie Cameron Bradfield made his second career start on Saturday. Bradfield also started at Pittsburgh in week six. He was signed by the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent from Grand Valley State.
Right place, right time for Landry
Dawan Landry recovered a Jamie Harper fumble in the fourth quarter, his first fumble recovery in 15 games and only the second of his career. Landry, who signed with the Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent in 2011, joined Jeremy Mincey as the only Jaguars with an interception, forced fumble and fumble recovery this season.
Josh Scobee attempted his first field goal in three games as he hit from 39 yards at the end of the first half. Scobee's last attempt was Nov. 27 against Houston. He is 19 of 21 (90.5 pct.) through 15 games.
Offense totals 300 yards
The Jaguars finished with 300 total yards (113 rushing, 187 passing), the fifth time in 15 games the club had 300 or more yards of offense. The Jaguars have produced four of their five highest offensive outputs in the last six games. The Jaguars had four plays of 20-plus yards. Maurice Jones-Drew's 11-yard touchdown run in the first quarter was only the fourth game this season the Jaguars scored a touchdown in the opening quarter.
- The Jaguars finished with a plus-two turnover differential with three takeaways (2 interceptions, 1 fumble recovery) and one giveaway (1 interception). The Jaguars have been even or won the turnover differential in eight of the last 10 games. Jeremy Mincey and Morgan Trent had interceptions and safety Dawan Landry recovered a Jamie Harper fumble that was forced by C.J. Mosley.
- The Jaguars finished with 113 rushing yards, the 13th time in 15 games the club eclipsed 100 rushing yards.
- Tight end Zach Potter had a career-long 22-yard reception in the first quarter.
- The Titans had six passing plays of 20-plus yards with a long of 55 yards from Matt Hasselbeck to tight end Jared Cook for a touchdown.
- The Titans were not called for a penalty while the Jaguars had six penalties for 28 yards.
- Eight different players had a reception for the Jaguars.
- Six of the Jaguars first nine possessions began inside their own 20-yard line including the first three to begin the second half.