NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Head coach Urban Meyer and Jaguars owner Shad Khan had a private meeting after Jacksonville’s fifth straight loss, a 20-0 shutout Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.
The session could have taken a different tone given how poorly the Jaguars (2-11) have played the last seven weeks and what has been said about the team in the last seven days.
“I assured him that I still believe in my heart that we will recover,” Meyer said. “How fast? That depends … I still think we have good pieces ”.
Meyer touched on how well the defense played (263 yards allowed), but didn’t mention that it was against the Titans that didn’t have their two main offensive players: running back Derrick Henry and wide receiver AJ Brown.
The other side of the ball was a catastrophe, rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence threw four interceptions for the first of his life. Running back James Robinson had six carries for a running minimum of four yards.
Jacksonville’s offensive line had an embarrassing performance, allowing three sacks and countless pressures, with four fouls for illegally holding a defender and a penalty for a false start.
To add insult to injury, wide receivers Laviska Shenault and Laquon Treadwell collided with each other when one of them took a wrong route near the end of the match.
The Jaguars finished with 192 yards, the third time this season they have scored less than 200 yards. That had never happened in the history of the franchise.
Jacksonville has lost five straight games in total, eight in a row at Nashville, nine in a row against opponents in the AFC South and 15 in a row on the road.
It was the fourth shutout in 27 seasons and the first since 2009.