The Titans have struggled this year, but hey, at least they aren’t the Jaguars. The Sparkle Kitties come into this game tonight with a less than sparkling 4-8 record. It is so shocking that they weren’t able to put together another winning season with Blake Bortles as their quarterback #sarcasm.
The Jaguars rallied to play well (at least on defense) against the Colts this past Sunday. That was pretty surprising considering the reports that the locker room was pretty fractured after their collapse. The Titans need to do their part to keep the Jaguars from getting comfortable in this game.
All Jacksonville has left to play for this season is spoiler. That’s fun and all, but a team can get deflated pretty quickly when they are playing that role if the opposing team comes out and punches them in the mouth. The Titans are the ones that are still playing for something in this game. They need to act like it right from the jump.
I would love to see them come out with some tempo on offense. Try to get the Jaguars defense on their heels from the jump. The Titans finally found a deep passing game in the second half on Sunday with Taywan Taylor. They need to take a couple of those shots early in this one. All it takes is one completion or one penalty to really flip this game on it’s head.
It also wouldn’t hurt if the defense could force a turnover to flip the field position. Kevin Byard picked Cody Kessler off last year when Kessler was playing for the Browns. It would be huge if he, or anyone on defense for that matter, could get an interception early in this one to set up a short field for the offense.
This game has all of the makings of a 10-7 slugfest, but the Titans can make it go a different direction with a fast start.