After a nice touchdown drive by rookie quarterback Blaine Gabbert that saw running back Maurice Jones-Drew score his 11th touchdown, their offense stalled out a little bit. The Titans offense however was humming right along. Tight end Jared Cook ended the first half with six receptions for 136 receiving yards, while quarterback Matt Hasselbeck easily went over 200 yards passing.
Late in the second quarter, Jacksonville native rookie running back, scored a touchdown for the Titans after another long pass by Hasselbeck to Nate Washington, putting the Titans on the one-yard line. After another Jaguars punt, defensive end Jeremy Mincey was able to pick off a Hasselbeck pass to give the Jaguars nice field position. The offense was able to move down the field and get in field goal range to cut the Titans lead to 17-10 before halftime.