NFL Week 14: Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans Game Preview

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The Jacksonville Jaguars are set to travel to Nissan Stadium to take on the Tennessee Titans in the week fourteen divisional matchup. The Titans come into the game with a record of 7-5 and currently sit in first place in the AFC South. On the flip side, the Jaguars enter the contest with a record of 4-8 and are in third place in the AFC South. However, they are only half of a game behind the Indianapolis Colts for second place in the division. With the season winding down to an end, it is unlikely that they can put together a playoff run, however, this would still be a huge win for the young core of Jacksonville. As the Titans have been in a recent slump, there is a chance that Jacksonville has what it takes to pull off the upset. 

Jacksonville Jaguars Hope to Pull Off Upset on Vulnerable Tennessee Titans Team

As previously mentioned, the Jacksonville Jaguars are still a very young team and are still a few pieces away before they are ready for a postseason run. Despite this, they have shown some very promising signs this season. Trevor Lawrence has shown a lot of growth this year, and with the front office trading for Calvin Ridley, he could have another big jump next season. Last week, they had an embarrassing 40-14 loss to the Detroit Lions. With the Lions also being a team that has struggled through this season, it makes the loss look even worse for Jacksonville. They were dominated on both sides of the ball and they will have to make some crucial adjustments or the same thing could happen again this week. With Lawrence returning to action this week after having to exit the game against the Lions due to an injury, their offense may be able to look a bit better, however, their defensive unit will be forced to step up to the plate if they want a chance to win the game. 

Tennessee Titans Look to Get Derrick Henry and Offensive Unit Back on the Right Track

Along with the Jags, the Tennessee Titans also had a very tough game last week. They were dismantled by the Philadelphia Eagles by a final score of 35-10. Their defense was also picked apart by their opponent and their offense did not show up to play. Derrick Henry was held to an out of character 30 yards on 11 carries. To put into perspective just how bad of a game this was from Henry on the ground, he wasn’t even the leading rusher on his team. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill finished the game scrambling only three times for 34 yards. With Jackosnville’s defense playing so poorly, this could be the perfect opportunity for the Titans to get things back on track before the postseason. This could end up being a big game for Henry, and getting him back into his zone should be at the top of the Titans’ priorities.