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Week 1 vs. JAX
Receiving: 2 / 25 / 0 on 6 targets
Gage received five of his targets in the first half. He was utilized mostly on short and intermediate routes, and had some chances near the end zone. He was overthrown at the three yard line, and was forced out at the two yard line on another play after turning a short pass into good yardage. He did, however drop a catchable pass and another pass intended for him was intercepted. Gage ran good routes, and managed to get open deep once in part to his route running but was overthrown.
Week 2 vs. CIN
Receiving: 5 / 59 / 1 on 7 targets
Gage was Collins' favorite target on the day and hauled in Tennessee's only touchdown reception. On the play, Gage caught a hitch route at the Cincinnati three and was able to turn up field and reach the end zone.
Week 4 vs. MIN
Receiving: 5 / 92 / 0 on 10 targets
While Gage and fellow wide receiver Justin McCareins both saw double digit targets, Gage was clearly the receiver being used to go deep more often. Early on, while QB Kerry Collins was on-target with his throws, Gage was able to convert his looks into significant gains all over the field as he had little difficulty beating the coverage and getting open (though he did drop a third down pass in the second quarter that would have resulted in a first down). In the later stages of the game, however, Collins rarely put the ball in a position where Gage could make the reception, and as a result, while Gage racked up four catches for 73 yards in the first half, he added only one more for 19 yards in the second.
Week 8 vs. IND
Receiving: 1 / 6 / 0 on 4 targets
Gage had only one catch for six yards in the game and dropped a big pass on a third down that would have kept a drive alive deep in Indianapolis territory in the fourth quarter.
Week 9 vs. GB
Receiving: 0 / 0 / 0 on 5 targets
Gage was unable to pull in any of the balls thrown his way. To be fair, he was always in tight coverage, and Collins is not the most accurate of passers. It was clear from the outset that the Titans wanted to get the ball in his hands; it's just that they weren't able to do it.
Week 10 vs. CHI
Receiving: 4 / 47 / 1 on 9 targets
Although Gage was the most targeted wide receiver for the Titans, he only managed to catch four balls for 47 yards and a touchdown. Gage caught what would have been a touchdown in the first quarter, but he was flagged for offensive pass interference and the play was called back. The Titans' first drive of the second half, Gage caught a 12 yard touchdown pass slanting across the middle to give the Titans the lead.
Week 11 vs. JAX
Receiving: 4 / 147 / 2 on 6 targets
Gage made the most of his opportunities, catching several deep passes and running well after the catch on each of his receptions. He was able to get open deep by running excellent routes and using his size to ward off the defenders and gain yards after securing the passes. The only ball thrown to him that he did not catch was thrown too high and intercepted.
Week 12 vs. NYJ
Receiving: 1 / 37 / 0 on 5 targets
Gage saw five targets come his way and was only able to bring in one ball for a big gain of 37 yards. It was Tennessee's longest gain from scrimmage, as well as Gage's only catch as there were few bright spots in the 19 minutes that the Titans offense had the ball.
Week 13 vs. DET
Receiving: 2 / 40 / 0 on 5 targets
Gage had a quiet day as did all of the Titans receivers. He caught two of his four targets and was used for short passing primarily. Although he was targeted deep one time and missed hooking with Kerry Collins on the go route.
Week 14 vs. CLE
Receiving: 2 / 18 / 1 on 6 targets
Gage was targeted six times and caught a nine yard touchdown. On two of the six targets, the ball was intercepted. Gage continues to be Collins' favorite receiver but it did not seem like he was getting much separation Sunday against a Browns secondary that has been playing well as of late.
Week 15 vs. HOU
Receiving: 3 / 76 / 0 on 3 targets
Justin Gage started, but was not the receiver that Collins was most often looking for when he was taking shots downfield. He appeared to be the second option in the passing game, as Collins appeared to prefer to take what the defense gave him and tried to connect with the other receivers. He was the most reliable receiver and made the tough catches when asked. Of his two missed targets, one was a pass interference penalty on the Houston defender who prevented a potential touchdown by tripping up Gage on the five yard line just before half time.
Week 16 vs. PIT
Receiving: 5 / 104 / 1 on 8 targets
Gage was able to make the most of his limited opportunities. While one play did get the bulk of his production, he was also able to make a few other athletic catches. His longest reception was 34 yards. Gage seems to be Collins' most capable receiver.
Week 19 vs. BAL
Receiving: 10 / 135 / 0 on 18 targets
Justin Gage was the only one receiver who was able to consistently get open and catch the ball. He converted his 18 targets into ten receptions, as he was able to find open spots in the middle of the field. His day did not start well as his first target was on a pass just thrown outside of his reach while on a crossing route. He caught the next six throws in his direction before being the target of a pass into double coverage while in the end zone. Gage's sure hands were also on display as he made sure to secure the ball immediately after catching it as the defensive backs were intent on knocking the ball out every chance they got.