The Jacksonville Jaguars (2-4) take on the Tennessee Titans (3-4) in Nashville for tonight’s Thursday Night Football match up.
Tonight’s game will be an AFC South showdown. The Jags are currently 1-0 within the division and the Titans are 0-2.
It’s no secret that the Jags have had issues on offense. Quarterback Blake Bortles says that the team is still trying to the find their identity, which has resulted in the numerous amount of mistakes when they have ball. Bortles may have to really strive to eliminate his interceptions in order to keep the Titans at bay. the quarterback has nine interceptions after five games, three of which came in a 17-19 loss against the Baltimore Ravens. In that same game, Bortles threw for 194 yards, his fewest of the season.
In addition, it has been over a year since the team has scored a touchdown in their first possession of the game. The Jags could use an early start to fuel the offense. Bortles will also have to capitalize on his throws in order to keep the Titans defense at bay, as well as keep their offensive possessions at a minimum.
- The Jags may be without wide receiver Allen Hurns and tight end Julius Thomas. If the team should have to play without the two, that could be even more problematic for the offense. Hurns leads the team in rushing yards (345) for the season and Thomas comes in fourth (196). According to ESPN both are listed as questionable.
- Jalen Ramsey is returning back to his home state for the first time in his NFL career. Ramsey has 20 tackles for the season.
- Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota has also been struggle leading the offense. Mariota has six interceptions for the season.
- The Jags will have to contain RB DeMarco Murray who is coming off of a season high 121 rushing yards in his last game against the Dolphins.
— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) October 27, 2016
Kick off is at 8:25 p.m.