The first lines are out for this weekend's games, and the Tennessee Titans open as a 2.5 point dog according to Odds Shark. Teams are given 3 points for home field advantage, so this game is basically a pick 'em. Betting on NFL games is always a risky proposition, but betting on NFL games in week 1 seems next to impossible with all of the changes and questions surrounding teams.
This is a game the Titans really need to win if they have postseason aspirations in 2011. The Jaguars aren't a terrible team, but I have a hard time seeing them as a contender for the division or a wild card. With games against Baltimore and Pittsburgh on the horizon before the bye, the Titans have to get the games against teams that probably won't end up in the playoffs.
More than anything else, it is just awesome that we are less than a week away from seeing the new era of Titans football!