Optimism: A different Titans team
The biggest reason for optimism that the Titans will have a different result this time around against the Jaguars is that this is a very different team.
In Week 3, the Titans were missing left tackle Taylor Lewan, who was serving a four-game suspension at the time. Also, rookie right guard Nate Davis is now the starter at that position after he was absent during the first three games of the season.
In Davis’ place, fellow right guard Jamil Douglas was a dumpster fire and received a pass-block grade of 12.4 in the first meeting with the Jaguars. He was one of many reasons why this Titans offensive line allowed nine sacks to Jacksonville in the losing effort.
Quarterback Ryan Tannhill replaced Marcus Mariota in Week 6, and since then Tannehill is 3-1 as a starter and has orchestrated three game-winning drives in that time. The Titans have had some of their best offensive games of the season with Tannehill, and Tennessee is an impressive 10-for-10 in the red zone since Week 7.