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NFL Week 18 Game Recap: Jacksonville Jaguars 20, Tennessee Titans 16

Jacksonville Jaguars safety Andre Cisco (5) and teammate linebacker Foyesade Oluokun (23) make a late second quarter sack on Tennessee Titans quarterback Joshua Dobbs (11). The Jacksonville Jaguars hosted the Tennessee Titans to decide the AFC South championship at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, FL, Saturday, January 7, 2023. The Jaguars went into the half trailing 7 to 13. [Bob Self/Florida Times-Union] Jki 010723 Bs Jaguars Vs T 8

In a tightly contested game throughout, the Jacksonville Jaguars emerged victorious, beating the Tennessee Titans 20-16 at TIAA Bank Field on Saturday evening.

The win gave the 9-8 Jaguars the AFC South crown and the No. 4 seed in the AFC playoffs while the 7-10 Titans will now have to look ahead to the offseason.

Offensive spotlight: Titans quarterback Joshua Dobbs fared adequately in the loss on Saturday night, finishing 20-of-29 for 179 passing yards, a touchdown and an interception. He also registered a big-time throw en route to a middling 65.0-plus passing grade on first review. He also ran the ball five times for 32 yards, picking up two first downs in the process.

Defensive spotlight: Jaguars edge defender Arden Key has an impressive and well-round performance against the Titans. As a pass-rusher. he finished with seven total pressures across only 20 pass-rush snaps en route to an outstanding 35.0% pass-rush win rate. Key also totaled two run stops across just 15 run-defense snaps to round out his efficient evening.

Jaguars edge defender Josh Allen also showed well, totaling six pressures and sack on his way to an excellent 28.0% pass-rush win rate. He also added four run stops against Tennessee.

Rookie spotlight: Titans tight end Chigoziem Okonkwo continued his impressive rookie campaign Saturday evening, finishing with three receptions from four targets for 42 receiving yards, two first downs and a touchdown. He also led the team in yards per route run (4.2) against Jacksonville.

Offensive line spotlight: Jacksonville's offensive line performed well in pass protection against Tennessee, allowing eight total pressures across the 33 pass-blocking snaps. Tackles Walker Little and Jawaan Taylor in addition to guard Tyler Shatley all earned 78.0-plus pass-blocking grades on first review. Unfortunately, the unit couldn't translate that success to the ground game, as the Jaguars averaged just 1.9 yards per carry on the evening.

Box Score

Passing
Tennessee Titans
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Joshua Dobbs 12.36 20 / 29 179 6.2 1 1
Jacksonville Jaguars
Player Fantasy Comp/Att Yds YPA TD Int
Trevor Lawrence 11.18 20 / 32 212 6.6 1 0
Rushing
Tennessee Titans
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Derrick Henry 16.8 30 109 3.6 0 14
Joshua Dobbs 12.36 5 32 6.4 0 11
Hassan Haskins 3.6 2 3 1.5 0 3
Jonathan Ward 1.2 1 -1 -1 0 -1
Racey McMath 0.4 1 4 4 0 4
Jacksonville Jaguars
Player Fantasy Car Yds YPC TD Long
Trevor Lawrence 11.18 4 -3 -0.8 0 1
Travis Etienne Jr. 5.4 7 17 2.4 0 7
JaMycal Hasty 0.5 3 5 1.7 0 3
Receiving
Tennessee Titans
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPR TD
Derrick Henry 16.8 1 1 19 19 0
Chigoziem Okonkwo 13.2 4 3 42 14 1
Robert Woods 8 5 4 40 10 0
Austin Hooper 7.8 4 4 38 9.5 0
Treylon Burks 5.9 7 4 19 4.8 0
Hassan Haskins 3.6 2 2 13 6.5 0
Geoff Swaim 1.5 1 1 5 5 0
Jonathan Ward 1.2 2 1 3 3 0
Nick Westbrook-Ikhine 0 1 0 0 0 0
Jacksonville Jaguars
Player Fantasy Tgt Rec Yds YPR TD
Christian Kirk 21.9 8 6 99 16.5 1
Evan Engram 6.7 4 4 27 6.8 0
Zay Jones 6.1 6 4 21 5.2 0
Travis Etienne Jr. 5.4 2 2 17 8.5 0
Marvin Jones Jr. 4.9 6 2 29 14.5 0
Luke Farrell 2.1 1 1 11 11 0
Jamal Agnew 1.8 1 1 8 8 0
JaMycal Hasty 0.5 1 0 0 0 0

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