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Week 4: Jaguars 42, Titans 7

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  1. Big D

    Big D Walk On

    Oct 8, 2009
    Week 4: Jaguars 42, Titans 7

    No Fluke, Green Machine Rolls Again. Cromartie Ties OMFL Record

    May 18, 2010

    By: Harry Stone, Jacksonville Post-Intelligencer


    NASHVILLE, TN- It is beginning to become apparent that the path of desrtuction left by the Jacksonville Jaguars may actually be a sign of how good this team is.

    Although there have been skeptics and naysayers during this early season run, there is no doubt that the Jaguars have established themselves as the team to beat in the AFC South after dismantling the Tennessee Titans for the second time this season, this time 42-7.

    The game started off with the loud crowd in Nashville roaring as their home team would play defense first. However, Jacksonville would use the ground game to methodically pound the ball downfield and eventually score on a Rashad Jennings 20 yard touchdown scamper to get Jacksonville on the board first.

    The Jaguars defense would start their impressive day by forcing a Titans punt. Once that potent Jaguar offense got the ball back, they would again make Tennessee pay, this time using a variety of Drew Brees passes and Maruice Jones-Drew runs to get the ball in the red zone. Jacksonville would then again put in their brusing back in Jennings and he would score one more time, this one a three yard run. All off the sudden it was 14-0 Jaguars after one quarter and it looked like the rout may have been on.

    However, the Titans bounced back nicely. For the only time in their two games against Jacksonville this year they would primarily use the run game during a drive. A plethora of Chris Johnson and Lendale White runs would prove to be successful, and they would pound it in to the endzone on a White 9 yard run to make it 14-7 with 4:47 to play in the half.

    The Tennessee defense would again be sliced by the Jaguar offense, as they would drive all the way inside the five yard line and look to score again. Howeve finally Tennesee would come up with a big play as Brian Cushing would hammer Jones-Drew and force a fumble. The Titans would recover giving their offense a chance to tie the game going into halftime.

    However, the start of a record breaking day for Jaguar cornerback Antonio Cromartie would begin. He would step in front of a Vine Young pass to pick it off and return it to the endzone for a back breaking touchdown. In one of the most impressive displays you will ever see by a conerback, Cromartie would have interceptions on the next three straight Titans drive as well for an OMFL record for four in one game, and four possessions in a row.

    By the time Cromartie was finished in the mid third quarter, he had returned his second interception for a touchdown and given Jacksonville a 42-7 lead. The rout was one, the subs were in, and the Jaguars would cruise to a 4-0 start for the first time in Coach Dunlap's tenure.

    "What a performance today by our guys, and what a game by Antonio," Dunlap said. "I'm not sure when this run of ours is going to end but it's certainly fun while were on it."

    Jacksonville now leads the league in scoring offense with 173 points (43.3ppg) and scoring defense with 53 points allowed (13.25 ppg).

    Jacksonville will now look to face a potential AFC Playoff team in the Steelers next week at home.
  2. coachgaddy

    coachgaddy Mega 49ers, OMFL Pats

    Sep 22, 2009
    dismantle, sliced, methodically pound and potent. Damn kick the Ox while he is down.

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