The Tennessee Titans host the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday Night Football. Check here where you can watch these teams square off.
Both the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans will get a quick opportunity to get that losing taste out of their mouths quickly this week as the teams square off on Thursday Night Football.
Last week, Gus Bradley’s offense did little against a suspect Oakland Raiders defense and fell at home for the third time this season, 33-16. The Titans would spot the visiting Colts a 17-6 lead, rallied to take a 23-20 edge with 6:02 remaining in the game and couldn’t slam the door in a 34-26 setback.
Jacksonville quarterback Blake Bortles continues to have issues, as does the offense in general. The team has been limited to 17 points or less in four of their six games. The third-year signal-caller has thrown nine touchdown passes and has 11 of the Jaguars’ 12 turnovers.
Talk about a contrast of styles. Titans’ running back DeMarco Murray has totaled 139 carries for 633 yards (5 touchdowns) in seven games this season. As a team, Jacksonville has rushed for 460 yards on 123 attempts (3 touchdowns) during the team’s 2-4 start this year.
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Murray will give something for Bradley’s team to worry about. But Marcus Mariota has had a hot hand as of late and he could give the Jaguars’ secondary fits. The second-year quarterback has thrown eight touchdown passes and been picked off just once in his last three games.
This compares to the team’s 1-3 start, in which Mariota threw for half as many scores (4) while being picked off five times. It is worth noting that three of his nine total turnovers this season have been returned for touchdowns.
Could we actually see a wild contest on Thursday evening? Last season in Nashville, the Titans came away with a 42-39 victory. Both of these defensive units are playing better than they were a year ago, but don’t be surprised if we still get our share of fireworks.