After starting out to his right and encountering traffic, Murray reversed his field, capitalized on a downfield block from Mariota and dove into the left corner of the end zone for his sixth touchdown run of the season.
Jacksonville (2-5) trailed 24-0 by the time it got its second first down of the game midway through the second quarter. The Titans made it 27-0 at the intermission with a 90-yard drive that resulted in Ryan Succop’s 22-yard field goal on the final play of the half.
Mariota was 18 of 22 and had a 148.1 passer rating, the second-highest of his career. DeMarco Murray ran for 123 yards and a touchdown to help the Titans bounce back four days after squandering a lead in a 34-26 home loss to Indianapolis.
“I thought it was good to have a short turnaround,” Titans coach Mike Mularkey said. “It was a difficult loss we had against Indy. We had to get focused right on these guys immediately, especially with a prime-time game. We wanted to show what we’re capable of doing, show the country what we’re trying to do here.”
There are plenty of intriguing names out there as we listed in our latest head coaching candidates list. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport also brought to our attention that Cowboys offensive coordinator Scott Linehan could be a hot name in the coming weeks during GameDay Morning.
But of those available candidates, is there a job they’d covet more? Here’s a look at both openings as they stand now and some thoughts on which may be a more desirable vacancy for a potential head coach. To be clear, this piece does not reflect the opinion of any current or prospective head coach. These views are mine only.
Give credit to Gus Bradley for coaching aggressive. The Jaguars went for fourth-and-5 in Packers territory in the first quarter and converted on the way to points. The practice came in handy when the team went for fourth down multiple times to keep the game alive before finally coming up short with 16 seconds remaining.
Two offseason narratives surrounding star players for the Packers came through in a big way and cheap nba jerseys and bode well for their future. Eddie Lacy looked excellent. While fantasy heads won’t be thrilled with his 78 yards from scrimmage, Lacy looked like his rugged old self. Clay Matthews also felt like a wild man unleashed on the outside of the Packers’ defense. He caused a lot of disruption in addition to his sack and two tackles for loss.
Despite having by far their strongest roster in the Gus Bradley era, Jacksonville has started 0-2 for the third time in four years. While the team most certainly won’t ring the alarm bells just yet, some around the club are doing it for them.
Jacksonville.com came out with a three-pronged breakdown Sunday night that addressed the problems with Blake Bortles, the inability to get star wideout Allen Robinson the ball and the general sense that this hyped offseason is leading to nowhere.
Owner Shad Khan and general manager Dave Caldwell decided to let Bradley go before Sunday’s game and were going to stick with their decision regardless of whether or not the team won. They opted to tell Bradley before he got on the team’s chartered plane back to Jacksonville. The move upset some Jaguars players, who heard the news on social media and did not know what to say to their now-former coach during the flight.
“Yeah, that sucked,” Sen’Derrick Marks said Tuesday, via ESPN.com. “If I had an opinion on if I thought that was the right move, I don’t think that was the right way to do it. He had to ride the plane home back that way, but that ain’t my call. They did it. They made the move.