Jaguars' four-fold mission

Tuesday, November 11, 2003 at 12:00am

1. Keep chopping wood. OK, it's a little harsh, given what happened to punter Chris Hanson with the ax incident, but there were whispers that the Jaguars quit at the end of their loss to Tennessee. Coach Jack Del Rio needed Sunday's upset against Indy to get the team going in the right direction. Winning at Tennessee would be a huge boost.

2. Play from ahead. With a rookie quarterback in Leftwich, the Jags cannot afford to get behind early and have Leftwich try and play catch-up. They need a good drive or a big break early to make Fred Taylor most effective and keep the pressure off Leftwich.

3. Don't turn the ball over. Turnovers killed the Jaguars against the Titans in Jacksonville. Miscues often become even more magnified on the road, and the Jags can't afford big turnovers.

4. Play the spoiler. The Jaguars' upset of Indianapolis can be something to build off of, but an upset of the Titans at The Coliseum could be a season maker. The Jags are all but out of the playoff chase, but stealing a win in Nashville could be a stepping-stone to success in 2004.

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