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Jaguars Vs. Titans Final Score: Jags Can't Take Advantage Of Late Opportunities, Fall 23-17

The Tennessee Titans were able to keep their playoff hopes alive with a 23-17 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Christmas Eve. In what looked like a game that could get ugly early on as the Titans quickly went up 10-0, the Jaguars answered and their defense clamped down after giving up over 200 passing yards in the first half, most of it to tight end Jared Cook, who ended the game with 169 receiving yards, including a 55-yard touchdown catch.

In the second half the Jaguars were able to make the game interesting getting some late Titans turnovers. Unfortunately, the Jaguars failed to score on the first turnover opportunity as rookie quarterback Blaine Gabbert was picked off in the endzone as the ball was tipped around in the air. On the second late turnover however, the Jaguars were able to score after a great play on fourth down by Blaine Gabbert to put the Jaguars on the 1-yard line. Fullback Greg Jones punched the ball in for the score, but it wasn't enough. The Jaguars defense couldn't force a Titans punt and they ran the clock out.

For more on the Jaguars, please visit Big Cat Country, SB Nation's Jaguars blog. For the perspective from the other side, please visit Music City Miracles, SB Nation's Titans blog.

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