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Player to watch on defense: vs Jacksonville Jaguars

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Who has a chance to shine?

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports

The Tennessee Titans defense has been a huge plus this year, constantly keeping this team alive until the very last drive. Last week they were cheated out of a victory by the refs, and you really can't argue for the call that ended that game. However, with a familiar opponent at home the Titans have a chance to get the bad taste out of their mouths.

If they are going to have a big game, one player needs to keep playing at a high level on defense. Maybe Ruston Webster's strongest case for staying on as GM, Brian Orakpo needs to control this game.

Brian Orakpo's sacks streak ended last Sunday against the Oakland Raiders talented offensive line, but if there is one offensive line and a quarterback who can get him back on track, it is this Jacksonville Jaguars group.

Last time against the Jaguars, Orakpo got to Bortles once and pressured him several more times. However, this week he will be without Derrick Morgan on the other sides. David Bass hasn't been playing poorly, but Morgan and Orakpo looked like the classic Justin Houston/Tamba Hali tandem of 3-4 edge rushers.

While the Titans are one of the worst teams in the NFL at protecting the quarterback, Jacksonville is not much better. Right now, the Jags have allowed just one fewer sack than their AFC South counter parts. All that adds up to a potentially big day for Brian Orakpo, especially if Dick LeBeau schemes pressure that helps David Bass and forces the QB to roll towards Orakpo.