The Jaguars and Titans will be meeting for the second time in an 11-day period, only this time, they’ll face off in Nashville. In the Thursday night matchup, each team moved the ball well and the yardage totals were very similar. The Titans had two drives stall out in the Jags’ 30, one missed FG and one punt, while Jacksonville settled for four field goals in the 19-13 finish.
The Titans still come in to this game hampered by injuries, but their top receiver Kendall Wright played last week and is back in the lineup. Him and Delanie Walker will cause problems for the secondary. Walker had a 100-yard game last time the teams played. Marcus Mariota had two rare interceptions last week, as he continues to be the biggest bright spot for the Titan team.
On offense, the Jags will be without Hurns, who was carried off last week’s game on a stretcher with a concussion. The Jags really need to get the ball to T.J. Yeldon more consistently, as he only had nine carries and just two in the second half last week. Julius Thomas seems to be in the thick of it, with his best game by far last week, but he’ll need to pick up some slack as well from Hurn’s absence.
The game should play out in a similar fashion to the Thursday game where the Jags needed a giant punt return by Green and a fumble to score down the stretch. It will be tougher to do on the road however.
Prediction: Titans 21 | Jaguars 20