Sunday will see its fair share of divisional clashes, and though the Titans/Jaguars is certainly not the best of them, it will represent a big opportunity for the 8-4 Titans to further assert their control over the competitive division.
2020 has been a solid campaign thus far for Mike Vrabel and his Tennessee squad. Since a slew of COVID-19 scares earlier in the year, the Titans have shaken that off to re-emerge as one of the NFL’s top teams in the AFC. With a steady Ryan Tannehill, a solid defense, and a bruising runner in Derrick Henry – the Titans continue to be a force this year.
Their opponents from Jacksonville remain a bit of an enigma at the moment. Are they trying to win? Or are they just merely playing out the season hoping to get Trevor Lawrence. It’s certainly not a foolproof plan though, as many other mediocre teams seem to also be vying for the Clemson QB’s services come next draft. The Jags are 1-11, and though they have been competitive in many contests – you are what your record says you are, and the Jags are a bad team.
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Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Betting Odds:
Tennessee Titans -9 (+100)
@ Jacksonville Jaguars +9 (-120)
Over 52 (-110)
Under 52 (-110)
*Betting odds provided by BetOnline.ag
Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Pick:
Much of the theme for this game will be Tennessee seeking retribution after a huge blowout loss to the Cleveland Browns last week. Though they did manage to stage a bit of a comeback, the Titans were clearly second-best last Sunday, and will be looking for a better showing here in Week 14 – especially defensively.
Tennessee should be able to score once again on the Jags. They’re weak everywhere within their stop unit. They cannot stop the run or pass, and that has to be welcome news to Ryan Tannehill, Derrick Henry, and A.J. Brown. The Titans do have playmakers, and with their talent – they should be able to make things a little easier on their group following last week’s debacle.
Don’t expect Jacksonville to offer much rigidity when they don’t have the ball, but this is still a team that should be able to keep pace offensively. They have shown a fair bit in recent weeks, through creative and efficient play-calling. Tennessee was once regarded to have a steady stop unit, but big injuries within their secondary and pass rush have to inspire some hope within the Jaguars.
Mike Glennon has filled in well for both Gardiner Minshew and Jake Luton, and has done a great job of airing it out to some of their skilled receivers. In the running game, James Robinson has been terrific all season long, and should be able to keep the Titans guessing throughout.
With the rash of injuries Tennessee continues to endure without the ball, seeing the Titans laying this many points on the road seems poorly thought out. Yes, they’ll win – but the Jags are going to score some points in the process and make this interesting. Perhaps a backdoor cover situation seems fitting, as Tennessee has a knack for playing tight games. Look for Jacksonville to surprise and keep things tight on Sunday.