If anyone can figure out this Titans team, let me know.
Just when it seemed like the season was pretty much done, Ryan Tannehill and the Titans pulled a rabbit out of their hat and found a way to beat the Chiefs two weeks ago. Heading into week 12, the Titans are still alive in both the AFC South picture and the Wildcard picture. But as the season winds down, the Titans don’t have much room for error.
Next up for Tennessee will be the Jaguars in Nashville. Jacksonville got the better of the Titans early in the season in an ugly Thursday night game behind the arm of Gardner Minshew. Nick Foles has since returned to the starting lineup for the Jaguars, but his first start back didn’t go so well.
Jacksonville was blown out by the Colts last week 33-13. Foles completed 33 of 47 pass attempts, but didn’t crack 300 yards passing and only mustered 13 points on the scoreboard.
The Titans are coming off of a bye, offering Mike Vrabel’s team a much needed opportunity to get healthy.
Vegas likes Tennessee in this divisional matchup, favoring the Titans by 3.5 points. Per tradition in this series, the total has been set at a measly 41.5 points.
The main issue for the Jaguars on Sunday might turn out to be their 29th ranked rush defense. Derrick Henry has proven to be a Jaguar killer in the past — this Sunday is setting up for history to repeat itself. Henry ran for 188 yards on 23 carries against the Chiefs two weeks ago. He’s certainly got the matchup needed to keep that momentum going forward this weekend.
Will Henry be enough for the Titans to cover in this one and inch closer to a potential playoff appearance? Which side are you taking here?