Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tennessee Titans Matchup Preview (12/12/21): Betting Odds, Depth Charts, Live Stream (Watch Online)

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tennessee Titans Matchup Preview (12/12/21)

In the week 14 the Jacksonville Jaguars go on the road to face their AFC South division rival the Tennessee Titans.  The 2-10 Jaguars are coming off a 30-point loss to the Rams in week 13; Jacksonville has lost 16 straight games vs. NFC teams, which is the longest active streak in the NFL.  The Titans at 8-4 had a bye in week 13, they last played in week 12 losing to the New England Patriots 36-13.  Tennessee is on a two-game losing streak, having scored 26 points combined in those games.  The Jaguars are averaging 14.6 points per game on the road this season.  The Titans are averaging 22.5 points per game at home in Music City this season.

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tennessee Titans Betting Odds

The Titans, who are in first place in the AFC South are an 8.5-point home favorite against the Jaguars.  Jacksonville is 4-8 against the spread this season; 0-5 on the road.  The Jaguars haven’t scored more than 23 points in a game this season.  The Titans are 4-0-1 against the spread in their last five games following a bye week.  Jacksonville has trailed by at least 17 points in seven game this season, most in the NFL.  As Tennessee faces another rookie quarterback this week, the Titans are 1-5 against rookie starting quarterbacks since 2018 when Mike Vrabel became head coach. 

My Prediction: Titans 30-17, Titans cover and over 43.5 points.

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TV Schedule

Date: 12/12/21
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Location: Nissan Stadium – Nashville, TN
TV Coverage: CBS

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Jacksonville Jaguars Analysis

In 2021, the Jaguars are averaging 312.3 yards of total offense per game, while scoring 15 points per game, ranking them 31st in the league.  Jacksonville hasn’t scored more than 23 points in a game this season.   Jacksonville has scored fewer than 20 points in nine games this season.  

In the 37-7 loss the Rams in week 13, Trevor Lawrence was 16-28 for 145 yards and 71.3 passer rating.   The rookie quarterback has the most sub-75 passer rating games in the NFL this season with eight.  His 33.7 QBR ranks him 28th in the league.  He’s had five games where he has not thrown a touchdown pass this campaign.  This season the number one draft pick in 2021 has thrown for 2,514 yards, nine touchdowns, 10 interceptions and is completing 57.1% of his passes.  Against AFC teams this season he has thrown for 1,526 yards, six touchdowns with a 56.8 completion percentage.  

Marvin Jones leads the team in receiving yards with 540 yards and is tied for the team lead with 48 receptions.  The nine-year pro is averaging 11.3 per catch and has three touchdowns on the season.  Laviska Shenault Jr. is tied for the team lead with 48 catches.  He has 471 receiving yards, averaging 39.3 yards a game in receiving.   He has at least three receptions in a game 22 times in his career.  Dan Arnold after being acquired from the Panthers was turning into a valuable safety valve for Trevor Lawrence.  In eight games as a Jaguar, he had 28 catches for 324 yards before he suffered an MCL strain, which is expected to keep him out of the lineup for 4-6 weeks. 

The Jaguars’ running attack is averaging 110.6 yards per game, ranking them 18th in the NFL.  James Robinson who leads the team in rushing with 678 yards and seven touchdowns, is battling knee/heel injuries and has been getting limited carries.  

Defensively Jacksonville is allowing 365.1 total yards of offense to their opponents and allowing 26.7 points per game this season which ranks them 29th in the league.  In the loss to the Rams, the Jaguars surrendered 423 yards, the first time they allowed over 350 yards to an opponent in their last six games.

Jacksonville Jaguars Depth Chart

QB: Trevor Lawrence
RB1: James Robinson
RB2: Carlos Hyde
WR1: Marvin Jones Jr.
WR2: Laviska Shenault Jr.
WR3: Jamal Agnew
TE1: James O’Shaughnessy

Tennessee Titans Analysis

In 2021, the Titans are averaging 354.2 yards of total offense per game, while scoring 25.3 points per game, ranking them 12th in the NFL.  The Titans have at least three giveaways in two straight games for the first since the end of the 2015 season.

In the loss to the Patriots in week 12, Ryan Tannehill was underwhelming completing only 11 passes for 93 yards, one touchdown and an interception. On the season, Tannehill has thrown for 2,774 yards, 14 touchdowns, 13 interceptions, 65.8 completion percentage and an 84.7 quarterback rating.  He is 13th in the league with a QBR of 53.8.  The former Dolphin has been sacked 33 times through 12 games.  

The Titans receivers are a group that hasn’t lived up to expectations this season, due to injuries and inconsistency.  Julio Jones, acquired in the off-season from Atlanta has played only six games due to injury.  On the season he has 21 receptions for 336 yards without a touchdown.  A.J. Brown is leading the team in receiving this season with 46 receptions for 615 yards with three touchdowns but is on injured reserve with a chest injury.  Nick Westbrook-Ikhine has started four games this season and has potential.  In the loss to New England in week 12, he averaged 12.5 yards a reception with a touchdown.  He has 25 receptions for 297 yards: averaging 11.9 yards a reception in 2021. 

Since Derrick Henry was injured in week 8 the running game has struggled to be consistent.  Adrian Peterson was brought in to help but was cut after he rushed for 82 yards in three games.  In the loss to the Patriots in week 12, the team did have one of its most successful running games of the season.  The Titans had two players rush for at least 100 yards in a game for the first time since November 27, 2008.  Dontrell Hilliard had 12 rushes for 131 yards and one touchdown: averaging 10.9 yards per carry. D’Onta Foreman ran for 109 yards on 19 attempts: averaging 5.7 yards per carry. Tennessee has rushed for at least 200 yards in a game seven times since 2020.  Of active players on the team, Ryan Tannehill leads the Titans with 196 yards rushing; averaging 5.3 yards per carry.  Tennessee still has the fifth ranked rushing attack in the NFL, averaging 140.8 yards per game.

Defensively the Titans are allowing 354.1 total yards of offense to their opponents and allowing 24.2 points per game, ranking them 23rd in the league. 

Tennessee Titans Depth Chart

QB: Ryan Tannehill
RB1: Dontrell Hilliard
RB2: D’Onta Foreman
WR1: Nick Westbrook-Ikhine
WR2: Chester Rogers
WR3: Dez Fitzpatrick
TE1: Geoff Swaim

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tennessee Titans Daily Fantasy Picks

The Jaguars have one of the five worst offenses in the NFL.  If you had to have one Jacksonville player in your lineup, running back Carlos Hyde would be the pick.  With James Robinson battling injury, I’d expect Hyde to get the bulk of the carries this week.  This season, the former Ohio State Buckeye has rushed for 251 yards on 71 carries. 

This could be the game that helps Ryan Tannehill get back on track for the stretch run.  Dating back to 2019 the Titans quarterback has gone 4-0 against Jacksonville throwing for 907 yards and nine touchdowns. 

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