Titans at Jaguars: 6 Questions with Black & Teal Editor Daniel Lago

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Joshua: Last time we talked, the Jaguars were 0-8. The Titans were considered as a frontrunner for the AFC’s second wild-card berth and possibly a team who could overthrow the Indianapolis Colts for the AFC South championship. The Jaguars looked like a team who could finish 0-16.

Now? The Jaguars have won four of their last six games. If they beat the Titans in Week 16, they’ll jump ahead of them in the AFC South standings. Are you surprised at the turnaround? Why has it happened? What has caused them to play so much better since their bye week?

Dec 5, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars coach Gus Bradley leaves the field after the game against the Houston Texans at EverBank Field. The Jaguars defeated the Texans 27-20. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Daniel: I’m as shocked as anyone about the Jaguars turnaround. They seemed like a team destined for an 0-16 season with no winnable games left on the schedule. Somehow, someway, head coach Gus Bradley kept this team focused and working hard despite a deplorable stretch of play that would have completely destroyed most locker rooms. It really has all been coaching and execution – these are the same players that lost 7 of their first 8 games by at least two touchdowns.