The Jacksonville Jaguars had looked every bit like the worst team in the 2013 NFL season heading into their week 10 game versus the Tennessee Titans. They had shown they were one of the worst defensive teams in the entire league and had also shown an offense that had really only been productive in garbage time. Simply, there’s a reason they were winless before facing the Titans.
However improbable it may have been, though, the Jags came out and earned their first victory of the season on against the Titans, walking off the field with a 29-27 win, a 1-8 record, and with their heads held high for the first time this season.
Though the Jaguars deserve to be excited about no longer having a chance to end this season with an 0-16 record, they also have to feel a bit lucky for how they pulled off the victory on Sunday. To be frank, very little of their win had to do with their own quality play.
Jacksonville’s offense continued to look paltry on Sunday, with Chad Henne throwing for just 180 yards and two interceptions and their running backs combining for just 52 yards on 24 carries, the Jaguars’ offense certainly had very little to do with their first taste of success.
In actuality, the Jaguars benefitted from poor ball-security from the Titans and an injury to Tennessee quarterback Jake Locker that kept him out for most of the game. Had Tennessee been able to tuck the rock more tightly and had Locker not gone down, you have to believe that would swing the two-point margin of victory in favor of the Titans. Give the Jags’ their day in the winning sun, but don’t expect their luck to be this great going forward.