Thursday Night Football Titans vs Jacksonville
The Jacksonville Jaguars are looking to get their the win for the first time this season when they host the Tennessee Titans on Thursday Night Football. The Jaguars (0-2), who finished fourth in the division last season with a 5-11 record, are 0-1 at home. The Titans (1-1), who finished third in the AFC South at 9-7, are 1-0 on the road. Kickoff at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Fla., is set for 8:20 p.m. ET, and the Jaguars have won three of their past five home games against the Titans.
The Titans opened up as a -2.5 favorite , right now they are favored by -2
Let’s start with the Titans first
Titans are 6-13-1 as a road favorite over its past 20 games with 5 consecutive under hitting.
The Tiants were so awful on 3rd Downs last week they were 1 of 10 on 3rd Downs , while the Colts were 7 of 14 of 3rd Down.
The Titans have one of the best defense in the NFL , they are 2nd in fewest passing yards and sixth fewest points per game.
Marcus Mariotta in the past 2 weeks has 402 passing yards , 4 Touchdowns and has not thrown a interceptions. Derrick Henry is averaging 5.0 yards per rush and 82.5 rush yards per game .
What also concerns me is that the Titans are 26th in rushing defense, while the Jaguars are 17th in rushing defense according to pro football reference.
The Jaguars are 5-2 against the spread in their last 7 games in September.
In the last 2 weeks , Jacksonville’s defense has allowed 120 rush yards per game . Jacksonville’s defense held DeShaun Watson 16-29 yards for 159 yards , no touchdowns with 4 sacks.
QB Gardner Minshew was hit 7 times and got sacked 4 times against the Colts. Last week , they were 3 of 13 on 3rd downs and scored 12 points.
Jaguars RB , Leonard Fournette averaged 3.1 yards per rush on 15 carriers.
The Total points is 39 , if I choose which team , I would choose the Titans to win on Thursday Night and swallow the points to take the under
If the Titans want to win on Thursday night , they have to do better on 3rd down , protect Mariotta and Derrick Henry to run the ball efficiency against the Jaguars Defense.
Jaguars need to work on 3rd downs , give Gardner Minshew protection , QB has has to stay consistent in this Matchup.
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