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Titans strive to acquire it 4 straight against reeling Jaguars

TENNESSEE (2-2) at JACKSONVILLE (0-4)

Sunday, 1 p.m. EDT, CBS

OPENING LINE: Titans by 4 1/2, in step with FanDuel SportsBook.

AGAINST THE SPREAD: Titans 2-2, Jaguars 1-3.

SERIES RECORD: Titans lead 32-21.

LAST MEETING: Titans beat Jaguars 31-10 on Dec. 13, 2020, in Jacksonville.

LAST WEEK: Titans lost to Jets 27-24 in OT; Jaguars lost at Bengals 24-21.

TITANS OFFENSE: OVERALL (9), RUSH (4), PASS (22), SCORING (15).

TITANS DEFENSE: OVERALL (17), RUSH (8), PASS (23), SCORING (26).

JAGUARS OFFENSE: OVERALL (23), RUSH (13T), PASS (27), SCORING (26).

JAGUARS DEFENSE: OVERALL (30), RUSH (13), PASS (30), SCORING (27).

TURNOVER DIFFERENTIAL: Titans minus-5; Jaguars minus-8.

TITANS PLAYER TO WATCH: Derrick Henry has 1,013 yards dashing and 12 touchdowns in 10 career games against the Jaguars, together with 215 yards on the bottom and two rankings of their final meeting in December. Henry grew up about 20 miles north of Jacksonville in Yulee, Florida.

JAGUARS PLAYER TO WATCH: Jamal Agnew has been Jacksonville’s most dynamic player. The cornerback-turner-receiver had consecutive games with 100-plus-yard touchdowns: a 102-yard kickoff return and a 109-yard return after a uncared for field scheme. He showed more versatility final week with a toe-touching, 27-yard purchase reach the sideline and an 11-yard bustle at Cincinnati.

KEY MATCHUP: Jacksonville’s bustle defense versus Henry. The Jaguars beget allowed 3.5 yards a raise, tied for the fifth fewest in the league. They are one of 10 NFL teams that beget surrendered one or no runs that gained not lower than 20 yards.

KEY INJURIES: The Titans beget a lengthy wretchedness sage that totals 21 avid gamers, together with three starting up offensive linemen: LT Taylor Lewan (toe), LG Rodger Saffold (concussion) and C Ben Jones (neck). Three-time Expert Bowl P Brett Kern remained out with an injured factual groin, however the Titans did obtain 2020 Expert Bowl WR A.J. Brown (hamstring), OLB Bud Dupree (knee) and rookie CB Caleb Farley (shoulder) assist at apply. … The Jaguars positioned WR DJ Chark (ankle) and RG A.J. Cann (knee) on injured reserve.

SERIES NOTES: Tennessee has gained three in a row and 7 of the final eight. … Jacksonville’s lone remove all the scheme thru that span used to be CB Jalen Ramsey’s final game with the franchise. … Seven of the final 10 meetings beget been made up our minds by double digits, with the Titans winning six of those.

STATS AND STUFF: Jacksonville has lost a franchise-file 19 consecutive games. It’s tied for the second-longest skid in NFL history and 7 alarmed of tying the NFL file location by Tampa Bay in 1977. … Tennessee QB Ryan Tannehill has 10 TDs – eight passing, two dashing – and no INTs in his final three games against Jacksonville. … Titans coach Mike Vrabel labored beneath Jaguars coach Urban Meyer for two years (2012-13) at Ohio Reveal. Vrabel used to be Meyer’s line of defense coach. Vrabel says he and Meyer haven’t spoken since Meyer made the leap to the NFL. … Meyer is hoping to rally his crew following a tumultuous week that started with a 24-21 loss at Cincinnati final Thursday night. Meyer used to be captured on camera the next night with a younger girl dancing between his legs at an Ohio bar. A second video showed Meyer curiously touching her in the assist of. Group owner Shad Khan publicly reprimanded Meyer, who vowed to own assist the believe of his avid gamers, his employees and his owner. … Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence leads all newcomers with five TD passes.

FANTASY TIP: Henry, Tannehill and whichever WRs obtain wholesome are must begins for Tennessee against Jacksonville’s beleaguered secondary. The Jaguars beget allowed five 100-yard receivers already: Tyler Boyd, Christian Kirk, A.J. Green, Courtland Sutton and Brandin Cooks.

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