The 2-point conversion, or 2PC, is two quick points from this week’s game about next week’s game. The first point will highlight a Titan player or unit that was the game-changing factor in this week’s game (vs. Dallas Cowboys).While the second point will highlight a weakness of the Titan’s upcoming opponent (this week, the Jacksonville Jaguars) from their game.
The eyes of the nation will be on Chris Johnson, but the eyes of the Jaguars need to stay glued to VY. In the Titan’s 3 wins this year, VY has torched opposing teams with his arm (35-58, 445 yards, 5 TDs) and kept them honest with his legs (14 rushes for 58 yards). Most important, he has not turned the ball over in 3 weeks. If the Jags are not careful they could win the battle (stop CJ) and lose the war (let VY beat them).
When Garrard is on, he is tough to beat (See vs. Den, vs. Ind, and vs. Jax). However, when he is off, the offense and the entire Jaguar team suffers (vs. SDG, vs. Phi). The wild card in this game is predicting how Garrard handles the Titan pass rush. Can he evade the pressure, extend the play, and get the ball downfield? Or will he be yet the latest victim of the best pass rushing defense in the NFL?
Of late, VY is distributing the ball around the field to his receivers and not turning the ball over in this ball-controlling offense. The Jaguar defense allowed Ryan Fitzpatrick to have a field day with far more limited options than VY will be taking the field with tonight. Garrard will only be able to escape the Titan pass rush if the Jags do not fall behind early. This game will ultimately be decided by who builds the big lead first and I do not see the Jags being able to establish the run.
Titans 27 – Jaguars 17