x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Titans trounce Jaguars despite Young injury

The Tennessee Titans have trounced Jacksonville 30-3 to join a three-way tie for the lead atop the NFL¿s AFC South division.

Quarterback Kerry Collins of the Tennessee Titans moves out of the grasp of safety Courtney Greene of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Quarterback Kerry Collins of the Tennessee Titans moves out of the grasp of safety Courtney Greene of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The Tennessee Titans have trounced Jacksonville 30-3 to join a three-way tie for the lead atop the NFL's AFC South division.

Titans quarterback Vince Young was knocked out of game on the second series of plays with a sprained left knee, and back-up Kerry Collins stepped in to lead Tennesee on five consecutive scoring drives.

Young, who threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Britt, was injured when he fumbled a snap and Jacksonville's Terrance Knighton fell on his leg.

The Titans improved to 4-2, the same record as division rivals Houston and Indianapolis, while division foes Jacksonville fell to 3-3.

Collins completed 11 of 16 passes for 110 yards and a touchdown, and Chris Johnson rushed for 111 yards and a touchdown for Tennessee.

The Jaguars, meanwhile, find themselves in a regrettably familiar position, trailing in a division in which they finished last the past two seasons.

Jaguars quarterback David Garrard left the game late in first half with a concussion and was replaced by Trent Edwards. On three drives inside the Titans 20 yard line, the Jaguars turned it over twice and had to settle for a short field goal by Josh Scobee.

Edwards, the former Buffalo starter who was claimed off waivers just three weeks ago, made his first appearance for Jacksonville.