The Titans were fortunate to escape Denver with a victory on Monday night, overcoming a few misfires from kicker Stephen Gostkowski to find a way. Ironically, Gostkowski booted the game winning field goal through the uprights from 25 yards out with just seconds to go.
It was a frustrating game to watch, but the better team was able to come out on top on the road. Now the Titans return home, without fans, to face the Jacksonville Jaguars. Gardner Minshew and the Jaguars pulled the upset in week one, knocking off Phillip Rivers in his debut game with the Colts. After one week, Tennessee and Jacksonville sit atop the AFC South standings.
Another game against the Jaguars is another opportunity for Derrick Henry to go wild. In the last two home matchups with Jacksonville, Henry has run for 159 and 238 yards. Henry is coming off of 31 carries on Monday night, and rookie running back Darrynton Evans is expected to play after missing the opener. Look for Evans to bring a chance of pace to this game.
Jacksonville is also working on breaking in a new running back after releasing Leonard Fournette. James Robinson, an undrafted free agent, handled 16 carries in the opener, rushing for 62 yards.
Minshew was impressive, completing 19 of 20 passes and tossing three touchdowns in the win. He’ll face a Tennessee secondary that will be missing cornerback Adoree Jackson, who remains on the injured reserved for at least two more weeks.
That opening win for the Jaguars didn’t exactly impress oddsmakers out in Vegas, however. The Titans opened at 11 point favorites in this week two matchup, but that number has since been bet down to -8.5. The total remains at 44.
This spread is currently tied for the largest of the week, can the Titans cover this big number?