Following their bye week, the Titans look to get back into the win column with hopefully a “get right” game against the lowly Jaguars.
The Tennessee Titans desperately needed their Week 13 bye to refresh, refocus and center their plans for sticking towards the top of the AFC playoff picture after suffering back-to-back losses and falling to 8-4 after such a red-hot start to the regular season.
Still clinging to the No. 2 seed in the postseason standings, Tennessee not only benefits from the extra week of rest, but it’ll also have to feel pretty good about the fact the 2-10 Jacksonville Jaguars are coming to town for what could turn into a “get right” right game in an AFC South divisional rivalry bout in Week 14 at Nissan Stadium.
Yes, the Jags are bad, losers of four in a row and faced with all kinds of questions about how head coach Urban Meyer is handling things, especially with the No. 1 overall pick from this year’s NFL Draft, quarterback Trevor Lawrence.
And while divisional bouts always remove the records from the table, it’s still impossible to see this as anything but a massive advantage for head coach Mike Vrabel’s squad.
Titans vs. Jaguars betting odds Week 14
It shouldn’t be a surprise the Titans are opening up as massive 10.5-point favorites for Week 14, according to the oddsmakers over at WynnBET.
While Jacksonville has been surprisingly good against the run this season, allowing an average of just over 4 yards per carry and within the top 10 for this mark after Week 13, Meyer’s defense was giving up an average of 7.1 yards per pass play entering last weekend, third worst in the league, and surrendered an average of 7.4 pass yards per play in its recent 37-7 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
Plays perfectly into the hands of quarterback Ryan Tannehill and Co.
Tennessee’s opening moneyline is -490, whereas the Jaguars’ is +390. The over/under for the game is 43.5, suggesting a low-scoring game.
Or a completely one-sided one.
Titans vs. Jaguars prediction Week 14
This isn’t going to be another trap-game pitfall like the Titans’ shocking defeat in Week 11 to the Houston Texans.
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No, that particular loss, coupled with the two-game losing streak, should be a massive wakeup call for Vrabel and Co., and one should expect Tennessee to respond accordingly in dominant fashion against a Jags team that hasn’t mustered much of anything, as far as both effort and talent this season.
Look for this to be one of those one-sided affairs with the home team coming out on top, pulling off a decisive 27-10 victory over its division rivals in Week 14.