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Tannehill and the Titans Topped the Jaguars in a Nail-Biting 33-30 Victory

The Tennessee Titans topped the Jacksonville Jaguars in a nail-biting 33-30 win, Sunday, Sep. 20, 2020 in Nissan Stadium in Tennessee. They deployed a rushing game that produced 123 yards, zero rushing touchdowns, to support a Ryan Tannehill performance of 239 yards and four touchdowns.

Tannehill ended the game with 239 yards passing, to go along with four touchdowns, zero interceptions, and completing 18 of 24 passes. This performance led to a 145.70 passer rating for Tannehill.

The ground game for the Titans saw Senorise Perry carrying the football 2 times, and Derrick Henry helping with rushing the ball 25 times. The two rushers produced nine yards and 84 yards respectively in a winning effort. The passing game for the Titans had Tannehill throwing the football to Adam Humphries and Corey Davis as his most productive targets. Humphries caught five passes for a net gain of 48 yards. The secondary target (Davis) caught three passes for a net contribution of 36 yards.

The Titans were helped by a defensive effort that resulted in two sacks, and three tackles for loss, to go along with zero forced fumbles, with no defensive touchdowns.

For the losing team, Gardner Minshew II finished the game completing 30 of 45 passes to lead the way for the Jaguars. This performance by Minshew II led to a QB rating of 92.70, and game stats of 339 yards, two interceptions and three touchdowns.

The Jaguars’ rushing game was led by James Robinson and Chris Thompson. For the game, Robinson carried the ball 16 times, rushed for 102 yards, and one touchdown. Thompson supplemented and carried the ball a total of two times for a total of seven yards. Meanwhile D.J. Chark Jr. and Keelan Cole were the top 2 aerial passing targets for the Jaguars. Chark Jr. caught four passes from Minshew II for a total of 84 yards, while Cole contributed with 58 yards from six passes.

In their loss, the Jaguars defense contributed with zero forced fumbles and zero tackles to go along with one sack and zero defensive touchdowns. This production from the Jaguars defense was not enough help get a win.

With the win, the Titans leave with a record of 1-0 for the season, while the Jaguars record for the season is now 0-1.