The Jags finally game the home fans something to cheer about. The 24-19 win over Tennessee was not only the first win of the year at home for the Jags but it was the first time the Jags won anything in the past 7 games.
The Chad Henne era in Jacksonville has started with a bang he’s thrown for over 600 yards and 6 TDs since taking over for the injured Gabbert last week and the receivers finally are showing something. Justin Blackmon had his second straight game with a touchdown Catch and Cecil Shorts became the first Jaguar in history to have 4 catches of 50 plus yards in one season. For how good the offense looked the past two weeks it was the defense that won the game for the Jags this week. The Jags D that had been awful at home held the Titans to mostly field goals all day, picked off Jake Locker twice and for only the second time all year held an opponent under 20 points. Surprisingly the Jags are undefeated when they hold an opponent under 20 points this year.
The win not only gave the home fans something to cheer about but it might have also saved Mike Mularkey’s job. So far this year the Jags weren’t competitive at home and even a first year coach can get canned for putting out a one win season. Since Chad Henne took over last week the Jags have been playing like we all hoped they would this season and if they can rattle off a few win in the final weeks of the year Mularkey won’t be going anywhere.