Tennessee Titans vs Jacksonville Jaguars Game Preview

NFL : Tennessee Titans vs Jacksonville Jaguars Game Preview

The Tennessee Titans look to rebound with a win against Jacksonville in a Week 5 AFC South matchup. 

After a shocking loss to the New York Jets, the Tennessee Titans will look to regain momentum with a win over the 0-4 Jaguars. Jacksonville is coming off a gut-wrenching loss of their own, blowing a 14 point lead on Thursday Night Football to Cincinnati

With a 2-2 record, the Titans still remain atop the AFC South, which basically sums up the state of the division. The kick-off for this game is scheduled for 1:00 pm EST at TIAA Bank Field. You can watch the game locally on CBS, or stream on DAZN. The Titans are currently four-point favorites, and the total is listed at 48.5. With all that said, it’s time we take a look at both the Titans and Jaguar so you can get ready to bet against their NFL odds.

NFL Betting Preview for Tennessee vs Jacksonville

Not A Great Start For Urban Meyer’s NFL Coaching Career 

Urban Meyer’s first season as Jaguars head coach is trending for all the wrong reasons. Last week following the Jags loss in Cincinnati, Meyer went viral in a video showing him getting close to a female that wasn’t his wife at an Ohio bar. 

Meyer has been a major distraction this week and has completely taken away attention from this Sunday’s home game for his team. Now the Jaguars have to somehow get ready for a Titans team that is pissed off and ready to take their anger out on them. Running back Derrick Henry has always had success against the Jaguars, and Tennessee has won seven out of their last eight meetings against Jacksonville. 

To make matters worse for the Jaguars, wide receiver DJ Chark suffered a season-ending injury last week against the Bengals, and now the Jaguars are left pretty slim at wide receiver with only Marvin Jones as a notable name. 

Will Julio Jones and AJ Brown Play?

Pro Bowl receivers Julio Jones and AJ Brown were missed dearly last week, and are both questionable this week as they continue to deal with injuries. Backup running back Jeremy McNichols is also questionable, which could be key as he was the leading receiver for Ryan Tannehill last week with eight catches for 74 yards. 

Luckily for the Titans, Derrick Henry should be used plenty enough for the Titans to dominate time of possession and keep Trevor Lawrence on the sideline. Henry is averaging 4.5 yards a rush so far in 2021 and has surpassed 150 yards on the ground in two games already. 

Defensively, Tennessee is pretty league average, but that won’t be an issue going up against a Jacksonville offense that has yet to put up more than 21 points in a game through four weeks of action. 

Prediction

After failing to cover and even win their Week 4 game outright against an inferior opponent in the Jets, Tennessee will get the job done this time around for bettors. The Jaguars are an organization’s mess right now starting with the drama surrounding their head coach, and Mike Vrabel’s team should be eyeing a double-digit victory on Sunday. 

 
  • The Pick: Tennessee Titans -4
 
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