Tennessee Titans vs Jacksonville Jaguars

Thursday 9/19/2019

This Thursday, the 0-2 Jacksonville Jaguars will host the 1-1 Tennessee Titans. The Titans looked very impressive in their week 1 dismantling of the Cleveland Browns, but then lost at home to the Colts 19-17 in week 2. They should be able to bounce back against the Jaguars, though it is always tough to have to travel with short rest. Tennessee will have played only 1 home game in their first 4 games, so the 1st quarter of their season is fairly tough, and they could've used that victory in their only home game. But they do have a 61% chance of winning based on the ESPN Match-up Predictor, even though they are only favored so far by 2 points. The over/under is a low one at just 40 points. Jacksonville is coming into the contest only scoring 19 points per game, and the Titans are giving up just 16 points per game. On the other side, the Titans are scoring 30 ppg and the Jaguars are giving up 26.5 ppg. The Titans were leading week two's game 17-13 heading into the 4th quarter, but were shut out 6-0 in that last quarter which eventually led to the loss, and spoiled their home opener.

Colts even missed the PAT, which was a gift because a field goal wouldn't have just tied the game, but won it for the Titans, but they never got a chance to attempt one. The Colts even had 2 turnovers to the Titans' 0, but even that wasn't enough for Tennessee to overcome. For this game, I like the Titans. They already showed they can win on the road, and in a big way. Granted the Colts were playing with a back-up QB and still beat them, but the Jags are also with a backup QB as their starter Nick Foles is out on the IR. Their backup Minshew has a QB rating of only 46.8 on the year so far. So I think this will be a low scoring game, with both teams' RB's eating up clock time in Henry and Fournette. Jacksonville does have home-field advantage, but I look for the Titans to get a bounce-back win, and do so by more than 2 points.