The offensively depleted Titans took a loss to the New York Jets last week, 27-24, with Ryan Tannehill being sacked seven times. Spending more time in the grass than most would spend at a picnic, Tannehill has now been sacked 17 times through the first four weeks. If he can be allowed more time to stay upright in Week 5, he should be able to pick apart the Jaguars 30th-ranked passing defense (320.8 passing yards against per game).
The Jaguars came close to picking up their first win under Urban Meyer, but it wasn’t meant to be, losing 24-21. Running back James Robinson had a nice game on the ground, running 18 times for 78 yards and two touchdowns.
Titans vs. Jaguars Odds, Spread and Over/Under
Tennessee -4 (-110)
Jacksonville +4 (-110)
48.5 (Over -110/Under -110)
Titans vs. Jaguars Prediction and Pick
Urban Meyer is still looking for his first win as a head coach, but it’s Tennessee’s head coach Mike Vrabel that cannot lose to the Jets and Jaguars in back-to-back weeks. That sounds like something that throws you directly onto the hot seat.
Tannehill has not played as well as some would have hoped so far in 2021, but he has still played better than Jacksonville quarterback Trevor Lawrence, and Tannehill should be able to shred the Jaguars defensive secondary in this contest. Things only appear better for the Titans if wide receivers A.J. Brown and Julio Jones get healthy.
I’ll take the Titans at -4 on the spread, but if Tennessee loses I’m going to find a wager I can bet on that coach Vrabel gets fired before the season is through. This would not be a great start after going 11-5 last season.