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Video: Titans’ Cameron Batson struggles to field punt, surrenders safety to Jaguars

Cameron Batson, Titans, Jaguars

The Tennessee Titans are the midst of a pivotal Thursday’s night matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars with plenty of playoff implications on the line.

Following an early touchdown run by third-year running back Derrick Henry, the Titans found themselves in a disastrous situation at the end of the first quarter after punt returner Cameron Batson mad a huge blunder in his return as he was tackled in the end zone for a safety.

This was a situation that saw him make multiple mistakes on the play that could have easily been prevented this massive miscue. The first choice could have simply been to not field the ball at all given that it was going to land inside the five-yard line that could have most likely resulted in a touchback or worst-case scenario being pindown near their own goal line.

Following that decision to field the punt without calling for a fair catch, he bobbled the ball that pushed him back that saw him cut back into the end zone where he was immediately smothered by several Jaguars players. It was a play it could have been far worse had his fumbled and allowed a touchdown.

Luckily for Batson, Tennessee came up with a big goal-line stop to force a turnover on downs on the one-yard line. This was then followed up by an impressive 99-yard touchdown run by Henry.