After a frustrating loss in week two, the Tennessee Titans are looking to get back to even in divisional play. The Titans failed to put away the Colts, who didn’t let that opportunity slip away. The good news? Tennessee doesn’t have long to sit and think about how it all went wrong.
The Titans will go right back into action on Thursday night, taking on the Jaguars in the now annual mid-week matchup. Jacksonville is 0-2, playing with a rookie quarterback that was on no one’s radar entering the season. Big ticket free agent Nick Foles went down in week one, leaving sixth-round pick Gardner Minshew to run the offense.
Minshew has performed about as well as you could possibly ask, all things considered. Through two games, Minshew has thrown for 488 yards and three touchdowns against just one interception. He hasn’t been able to deliver a win just yet, however.
The Jaguars return home to face the Titans on Thursday night. Tennessee opened as a 1.5 point road favorite, which is exactly where that line has stayed. The total sits at a measly 39 points.
The Titans exploded for 43 points in week one, but that was mostly due to a strong effort from Dean Pees’ defense. They followed up that performance with a 17 point effort against the Colts in week two.
You can expect this one to be a nasty defensive showdown, as this game usually is. Look for the Titans to establish Derrick Henry early and often — maybe this week they’ll stick with him in the fourth quarter.
Jacksonville hasn’t beaten the Tennessee since Christmas Eve in 2016. Can Minshew do enough to break that streak? He’ll have a tough task going up against Dean Pees’ defense, which has come out white hot to start the season.
Which side are you taking here?