Tennessee 38, Jacksonville 20

Sunday, December 30, 2012 1:00 PM
WHEN: 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, December 30, 2012
WHERE: LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee
TEMPERATURE: 39°
HEAD OFFICIAL: Bill Vinocich
ATTENDANCE: 69143

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Jacksonville 7 7 0 6 20
Tennessee 7 14 14 3 38

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Jacksonville 2-14 1-7 1-7 L5
Tennessee 6-10 4-4 2-6 W1

Recap


Titans 38, Jaguars 20: Darius Reynaud returned two punts for touchdowns and Zach Brown brought back a pair of interceptions for scores as host Tennessee routed AFC South rival Jacksonville in the season finale.

The Titans (6-10) handed the Jaguars (2-14) their fifth consecutive loss with a stunning sequence, scoring 28 unanswered points in a span of 4:45 bridging halftime without running a single offensive play.

Chris Johnson rushed for 56 yards and a touchdown to go over 1,200 yards for the fourth time in his career as Tennessee avenged a 24-19 loss in Jacksonville on Nov. 25 despite getting outgained 375-221.

Chad Henne tossed two TD passes to give the Jaguars a 14-7 lead and was driving his team for another score when Brown brought back an interception 79 yards to tie it at 14-14 with 1:48 left in the first half. Reynaud's first punt return, a 69-yarder with 33 seconds left in the half, put the Titans ahead to stay.

Reynaud added an 81-punt return 2:06 into the third quarter and Brown return another pick 30 yards for a score only 51 seconds later to extend the lead to 35-14.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Henne finished 25-of-41 for 298 yards with two TDs and three interceptions for Jacksonville, which failed to secure the No. 1 pick in April's draft after Kansas City fell 38-3 to Denver later Sunday. ... Titans QB Jake Locker threw for only 152 yards on 9-of-15. ... The Jaguars trailed at halftime despite a wide edge in yardage (280-102) and first downs (15-5).

Top Game Performances

Rushing
Jacksonville   Tennessee
Keith Toston Player Chris Johnson
17 Attempts 21
74 Yards 56
4.4 Avg Yards 2.7
0 Touchdowns 1
14 Long 19
Receiving
Jacksonville   Tennessee
Marcedes Lewis Player Lavelle Hawkins
7 Receptions 1
103 Yards 42
14.7 Avg Yards 42.0
0 Touchdowns 0
25 Long 42

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Jacksonville 375 122 253 3 0 0 2.0 0
Tennessee 221 79 142 5 1 3 7.0 1