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Breaking Down the 2008 Titans Schedule: Week 1 vs. Jacksonville

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Jaguars Stat* Titans
149.4 (2nd) Rush  Offense 131.8 (5th)
208.0 (17th) Pass Offense 179.9 (27th)
357.4 (7th) Total Offense 311.7 (21st)
25.7 (6th) Scoring 18.8 (22nd)
100.3 (11th) Rush Defense 92.4 (5th)
213.5 (15th) Pass Defense 199.2 (10th)
313.8 (12th) Total Defense 291.6 (5th)
19.0 (10th) Scoring Defense 18.6 (8th)
+9 (T-6th) Turnover Ratio 0 (12th)

*All stats are 2007 regular season

Shainoc posted this Fanpost a while back about breaking down the games frin tge 2008 schedule individually.  There wasn't much response, but I think it is a great idea, so I am going to start it today and probably do 2-3 games each week leading up to the start of training camp.  Most of what I type will probably look stupid when the game actually happens because of the unpredictability of NFL teams from one year to the next, but it will be fun to get some thoughts out there anyway.

Pretty much everytime the Jaguars and Titans get together it is a slobber-knocking football game.  Both teams make their living running the ball and stopping the run.  The Titans bucked that trend last season in week 1 at Jacksonville when they rushed for 282 yards on their way to a 13-10 win.  The Jaguars would get their revenge at LP Field in week 10 when they racked up 166 yards on the ground in a 28-13 thumping of the Titans defense that was missing Albert Haynesworth.

The Jaguars made a big effort in the offseason to upgrade their passing offense by adding wide receivers Jerry Porter and Troy Williamson.  Both guys have potential to be big play receivers but have huge question marks coming into the season.  The Jaguars will still be a team that tries to establish the run first, but the addition of those 2 will add the deep threat that will keep teams from stacking the box.

This will probably be another season with a split of the two match-ups.  Last year each team won on the road.  It will be the opposite this season with the Titans taking the opener at home 17-10.