The Jacksonville Jaguars are an unlikely player in NFL Playoff picture as they take on rapidly deflating Tennessee Titans on December 5th in Nashville. The Jacksonville Jaguars are on top of the AFC South and they can knock down the Tennessee Titans while they are staggering to the finish. Jacksonville just missed on a road win against the New York Giants and the Tennessee Titans were shut out by Houston Texans 17-0.
The quarterback situation for both teams remains up in the air. David Garrard of the Jacksonville Jaguars left his game late after a hard hit and Rusty Smith may give way to a recovering Kerry Collins for the Tennessee Titans. The Las Vegas Hilton Superbook has taken the game off the board as of Monday but the line should fall right around one or two points when it goes back up.
Tennessee Titans Offense vs Jacksonville Jaguars Defense
Randy Moss appears done as a wide out to many but if Kerry Collins gets back in the line up Moss could be an instant Pro Bowl wide receiver again. Chris Johnson is still the key to this offense and if the Tennessee Titans can get him running downhill against the Jacksonville Jaguars defense this game could be an easy win for the struggling Tennessee Titans.
The Jacksonville Jaguars defense is only giving up 112 yards per game to their opponents running backs. They must contain the Tennessee Titans Chris Johnson if they are to have any chance in this game. Defending the pass is the Jacksonville Jaguars defensive Achilles heel.
They are surrendering over 260 yards per game to opposing quarterbacks and if Kerry Collins is healthy look for a big passing day from the old quarterback. Tennessee Titans offense has the edge over the Jacksonville Jaguars defense.
Tennessee Titans Defense vs Jacksonville Jaguars Offense
The Tennessee Titans defense was on a roll early in the year and they were ranked as high as third. The Tennessee Titans have been vulnerable against the pass despite a strong pass rush on the front defensive line. Tennessee is giving up over 258 yards per game on average through the air and they will be tested on their run defense by Maurice Jones-Drew.
The Jacksonville Jaguars passing game is only averaging 200 yards per game but David Garrard has had his moments. Maurice Jones-Drew sets the pace for this team and if Jones-Drew can get jump started early Garrard can open up some deep passing lanes. Garrard is smart as a serviceable quarterback and he knows not to step out of himself in game deciding situations. The Jacksonville Jaguars offense has a slight edge over the Tennessee Titans defense.
Jacksonville Jaguars vs Tennessee Titans -1: Pick Against the Spread & Breakdown
The Las Vegas Hilton Superbook has posted the Tennessee Titans as a slim one point home favorite over up and coming Jacksonville Jaguars. The Tennessee Titans are 2-3 against the spread at home and the Jacksonville Jaguars are 3-2 against the spread on the road.
This game will be affected by the starting quarterback. If Kerry Collins is the starter, the Tennessee Titans will win and cover. If Rusty Smith is under center for the Tennessee Titans the Jacksonville Jaguars will win this game. Check back late in the week for the call on this game.
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