Final

Jaguars 31

(7-3, 3-2 away)

Titans 28

(2-8, 1-4 home)

1:00 PM ET, November 20, 2005

 

1 2 3 4 T
JAX 0 7 14 1031
TEN 0 14 7 728

Top Performers

Passing: B. Leftwich (JAX) - 258 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: C. Brown (TEN) - 20 CAR, 61 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Smith (JAX) - 5 REC, 89 YDS

Jacksonville (6-3) at Tennessee (2-7)

Jacksonville (6-3) at Tennessee (2-7), Sunday 1:00 pm EST

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Ticker) -- The next three weeks could go a long way in determining if the Jacksonville Jaguars are going to make the playoffs for the first time since 1999.

The Jaguars begin a three-game road trip Sunday when they visit the Tennessee Titans in an AFC South matchup.

Jacksonville has not been to the playoffs since going 14-2 in 1999 and losing to Tennessee in the AFC championship game.

There is an opportunity for the Jaguars to make a run at the playoffs this season since they have one of the NFL's easiest remaining schedules. They have just one game left against a team with a winning record.

Following this contest, Jacksonville's road trip includes visits to Arizona and Cleveland, which have a combined 5-13 record.

Jacksonville likely is playing for a wild card since it is three games behind unbeaten Indianapolis.

Last season, the Jaguars also had a 6-3 record heading into a home meeting against the Titans. The Jaguars suffered an 18-15 defeat that started a three-game losing streak.

Last week, rookie Matt Jones had five catches for 117 yards and a touchdown and Greg Jones ran for 106 yards and a score as the Jaguars coasted to a 30-3 victory over Baltimore.

Greg Jones was filling in for Fred Taylor, who missed the game with a sprained right ankle. It is uncertain if Taylor will return for this contest.

Coming off their bye, the rebuilding Titans are in the midst of a four-game losing streak. Two weeks ago, Steve McNair went just 18-of-41 for 235 yards and a touchdown in a 20-14 loss at Cleveland.

Tennessee has struggled defensively, ranking 26th in the league in scoring (25.7 points per game).

The teams split two meetings last season, with both being decided by a field goal.

In the contest here, Taylor scored on a one-yard run with nine seconds remaining to lift the Jaguars to a 15-12 victory. The Jaguars drove for the winning touchdown after Chris Brown's 26-yard touchdown run had given Tennessee a 12-7 lead with 5:37 remaining.

The winning drive featured a one-yard run by Greg Jones on a 4th-and-1 play, a 3rd-and-4 offsides penalty against the Titans and a critical pass interference call against Tennessee nickel back Lamont Thompson in the end zone.

Matchup to watch: Jaguars receiver Jimmy Smith, who has 32 catches for 526 yards and four touchdowns, faces rookie right cornerback Adam "Pacman' Jones.

Series: Tennessee leads, 12-8.

Next week: Jacksonville visits Arizona, November 27 Tennessee hosts San Francisco, November 27

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Passing Leaders

JacksonvilleCMP%YDSTDINT
B. Bortles58.929081117
C. Henne53.849231
TennesseeCMP%YDSTDINT
Z. Mettenberger59.8141287
C. Whitehurst56.8132672

Rushing Leaders

JacksonvilleCARYDSAVGTD
D. Robinson1355824.34
B. Bortles564197.50
TennesseeCARYDSAVGTD
B. Sankey1525693.72
S. Greene943924.22

Receiving Leaders

JacksonvilleRECYDSAVGTD
A. Hurns5167713.36
C. Shorts III5355710.51
TennesseeRECYDSAVGTD
D. Walker6389014.14
K. Wright5771512.56

Team Averages & NFL Ranks

TEAM OFFENSETEAMPER GAME AVERAGE
Total YardsJAX
 
 322
TEN
 
 320
Yards PassingJAX
 
 199
TEN
 
 225
Yards RushingJAX
 
 122
TEN
 
 95
TEAM DEFENSETEAMPER GAME AVERAGE
Yards AllowedJAX
 
 291
TEN
 
 319
Pass Yds AllowedJAX
 
 184
TEN
 
 201
Rush Yds AllowedJAX
 
 107
TEN
 
 118

Head to Head Matchups (Since 2001)

Tennessee leads 6-4
Nov 21, 2004JAX 15, TEN 18
Sep 26, 2004JAX 15, @TEN 12
Nov 16, 2003JAX 3, @TEN 10
Oct 26, 2003JAX 17, TEN 30
Dec 22, 2002JAX 10, TEN 28
Oct 13, 2002JAX 14, @TEN 23
Nov 4, 2001JAX 24, @TEN 28
Sep 23, 2001JAX 13, TEN 6