Quick thoughts: Jaguars 36, Titans 22

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Senior author John Oehser and senior correspondent Brian Sexton present quick feelings on the Jaguars’ 36-22 victory around the Tennessee Titans in a 2022 Week 14 sport at Nissan Stadium Sunday …

John Oehser, Jaguars Senior Author

  1. This mattered.The Jaguars should have a ton of credit score Sunday. They received when several predicted it, did so in a convincing trend and did it in a location – and towards a franchise – that created it make a difference even far more. The Jaguars a 7 days ago sustained their worst loss of the period – a 40-14 decline to the Detroit Lions that quarterback Trevor Lawrence referred to as “embarrassing.” The Jaguars seven times later on not only saved their postseason hopes alive, but they also did so towards the AFC South leaders – a team that had won 9 of the very last 10 video games in the series. The Jaguars also hadn’t received in Nashville because 2013 – and hadn’t beaten a contending Titans team in Nashville since perfectly just before that. This younger, creating Jaguars workforce essential to present it could engage in nicely – and win – in this location. To do so a 7 days just after their worst decline of the time was enormous – and extraordinary. To do so after falling behind two times early was substantial – and amazing. To do so with the Titans contending was large – and amazing. “It means a great deal,” Head Coach Doug Pederson claimed. “It implies a large amount to myself, to the Khans, to the organization, to those people who have been by way of that.” The Jaguars have proven all time they’re heading in the proper route. They have gained three of 5 video games – and they have beaten AFC division-top teams twice in the very last 3 online games. Some victories subject additional than many others. Sunday’s was substantial for this improving upon franchise.
  2. The quarterback is great. Actually superior.We are earlier time in which this must be a debate, but Lawrence on Sunday ongoing to demonstrate why he was chosen No. 1 over-all in the 2021 NFL Draft – and he ongoing to clearly show he will be the Jaguars’ franchise quarterback transferring ahead. “He’s actively playing like an All-Pro quarterback ideal now,” Jaguars outdoors linebacker Josh Allen explained. Lawrence on Sunday registered his fourth 100-in addition passer score in five games, and this may have been the ideal and most constant performance of his job to day with 30 completions in 42 tries for a profession-large 368 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions. He also rushed for a touchdown, basically carrying the Jaguars’ offense in a critical recreation versus a division leader – and on a day when the Jaguars managed just 60 yards hurrying on 25 carries. Keep in mind, too: Lawrence skipped observe Wednesday and Thursday resting a toe harm sustained in opposition to the Lions. “It reveals the form of participant and individual he is – and how tricky he is,” Pederson claimed. “He is the right leader for us.” It is really not good to call this a “coming-out” match since Lawrence has experienced these constantly in latest months. It is truthful to say it was the form of overall performance that the Jaguars not often have witnessed at the quarterback position. It truly is also honest to say it feels like Lawrence will be turning in this sort of performances for a extended time.