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Statistically Speaking: Week 14


In Week 14, the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-11) host the Tennessee Titans (8-4) at TIAA Bank Field. The two teams have faced off 51 times historically, including in Week 2 this season. The game will be broadcast regionally on CBS and locally on WJAX-47. 

Below are some key stats and quotes to get you ready for game day.

A CUP OF JOE: LB Joe Schobert scored the first TD of his career in Week 13 at Minnesota when he returned an INT 43 yards for a score in the third quarter. The score marked Schobert's first TD since high school when he played running back. The score marked the first defensive TD of the year for the Jaguars. Schobert finished with 12 tackles, including a sack, and joined LB Mike Peterson (Week 10, 2005) and DE Tony Brackens (Week 12, 1999) as the only players in franchise history with at least 1.0 sack and a pick six in the same game. With one tackle this weekend, he will be the third player in the NFL since 2017 to record at least 500 tackles.

Schobert has recorded two INTs this season and six INTs since 2019, the most of any NFL linebacker in that span. 

This Sunday, he will represent the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative on his cleats. The CFI protects and preserves Colorado's 1400-foot peaks through active stewardship and public education.

QUOTABLE:"It's a privilege to explore the natural wonders of the world, but if we want our children to enjoy them as well, we have to take steps to protect places like Colorado's highest peaks. I'm raising awareness for the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative so one day my son and I can hike those mountains together." – LB Joe Schobert

ELITE VERSUS ELITE: Two of the NFL's leading rushers will face off at TIAA Bank Field this Sunday.. RBs James Robinson and Derrick Henry both rank in the top three in the NFL this season in several major rushing categories including rushing attempts, rushing yards, rushing first downs and rushes of 10-plus yards. 

The two AFC South standouts have served as their respective teams' primary workhorses this season with Robinson receiving 79.4 percent (212 of 267) of the Jaguars' allotted carries and Henry taking 271 of Tennessee's 375 rushing attempts. With 32 rushing yards this week, Robinson would become the fourth undrafted rookie in NFL history to total at least 1,000 rushing yards in a single season and the third rookie overall to do so in franchise history.

QUOTABLE: "He's a good player, been doing a great job for them, plays hard, creates success by the way he runs the ball and how he plays, and how they're doing as an offense … Credit to him and what he's doing and all his efforts." – Titans RB Derrick Henryon RB James Robinson

MY CAUSE MY CLEATS:More than 50 Jaguars players and coaches have elected to participate in the NFL's My Cause My Cleats campaign this season, which gives players and coaches the opportunity to sport brand-new custom footwear in game that showcases a cause that is important to them. 

The causes that Jaguars players and coaches have selected this year are of a wide variety and several represent a personal connection. WR DJ Chark Jr. will wear cleats representing the Anxiety and Depression Association of America as he has dealt with anxiety throughout his life, while RB James Robinson will represent the American Cancer Society and is showcasing names on his cleats of close friends and family members who have battled cancer. 

Head Coach Doug Marrone will represent the First Coast Child Protection team with his shoes this weekend to bring awareness and promote the protection of kids who have been victims of abuse. 

QUOTABLE: "[Our platform] is huge. With more power comes more responsibility as they sayI'm trying to use it the right way and just spread light on things that mean a lot to me personally and [things that] I feel like other people will benefit from learning as well." – WR Collin Johnson

#SMOOTGANG:DL Dawuane Smoot recorded the second multi-sack game of his career in Week 13 when he brought down QB Kirk Cousins twice. Smoot, who also pressured Cousins on LB Joe Schobert's pick six in the third quarter, posted a career-high four tackles against the Vikings and now has a career-high 4.5 sacks on the season. Smoot's 4.5 sacks lead the Jaguars this season and he has recorded 3.0 sacks in his last two games (both starts).

In last season's game against Tennessee at home, Smoot recorded the first two sacks of his career. The fourth-year defensive lineman will represent the Jacksonville Arts and Music School (JAMS) with his cleats this weekend, which were designed by the school's students. Smoot, who has visited JAMS multiple times and has a passion for art himself, will donate his cleats through NFL Auction to raise funds for the school after wearing them on Sunday.

QUOTABLE: "As a kid, I really loved art. It was one of the classes I really excelled in throughout elementary school, so I'm thrilled to use my cleats to raise funds for the Jacksonville Arts and Music School. The students there actually designed my cleats, and I want them to continue to have every opportunity to foster those skills and connect with their creative side." – DL Dawuane Smoot

ROOKIE CLASS CONTINUES TO SHINE: In Week 13 at Minnesota, 11 rookies, including three starters, saw the field for the Jaguars. This season, 17 different rookies have played in a game, and 11 rookies have started a contest this year. 

The Jaguars rookie class leads the NFL in several categories, including scrimmage yards (2,014), rushing yards (1,071), rushing attempts (227), receptions (94) and total touchdowns (15).

Rookie WR Laviska Shenault Jr. scored the first TD of the game for the Jaguars in Week 13 on a 28-yard reception, while rookie RB James Robinsonscored Jacksonville's final TD of the game on a 1-yard rush in the fourth quarter.WRCollin Johnsonfinished as the Jaguars' leading receiver (four receptions for 66 yards) for the second straight week after posting four receptions for 96 yards and a TD in Week 12 against Cleveland. 

QUOTABLE: "I know you guys probably saw it all of camp, but [Collin] had plenty of those plays through training camp. Me working with him a bunch, I have a ton of trust in him. Like you said, he's a tall guy that plays even taller. I don't know what his wingspan [is] or whatever it might be, but he covers a lot of ground between his height and when he's in the air with his long arms. He definitely plays to his strengths and is something that hopefully we'll continue to feature." – QB Mike Glennon

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