Tennessee Titans (@1.7) vs Jacksonville Jaguars (@2.15)
19-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Tennessee Titans will win

Tennessee Titans – Jacksonville Jaguars Match Prediction | 19-09-2019 20:20

The Chargers have the better QB and better units on both sides of the ball that should get them a win on the road. This will be another tough matchup for this Titans defense as they are facing a QB in Phillip Rivers that ranked 7th in total QBR in 2018 and had the 6th best points per game offense with 26.8 points per game.

Here is my dilemma with this game: the quarterback position, who starts? However, Jacksonville is a different beast. I want to make and stick with one prediction here, but who plays at quarterback for the Titans will make a huge difference. That entire defense is solid, and the Titans will need much more than just a solid offensive line to breakthrough that defense.

Sweet prime-time platform for Vrabels first matchup against his former squad and teacher Bill OBrien. DeAndre Hopkins vs. Hopefully both QBs are healthy so well see the highly competitive Mariota-Watson shootout that weve been anticipating since the latter was drafted. Butler matchup should be fun, too. The Texans draw a season series split in this one.

Yeah, it'll be hot and humid, but this is the fourth consecutive season these teams have played, and third in a row at Miami in the first five games of the season. Every team wants to start with a home win, but the Titans landed a good Week 1 road draw. The Dolphins' lack of an identity at QB, and throughout the team, which should lead to a Titans Week 1 win.

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But the Titans might catch a break facing Watson for the first time early in the season, when he's likely to still be adjusting to his surgically repaired ACL. Mariota got hurt that game, too. Not peachy. The Titans don't have peachy memories about Deshaun Watson. The last time the Titans faced Watson, he went off for 5 TDs in a 57-14 victory.

And, Kessler has a short preparation week for his first road start as a Jag. So, we start with an offense that struggles to drive the field for points facing a stingy defense that denies long drives. Then, we throw in the fact that Jacksonville is experimenting with promoted quarterback Cody Kessler, who may not be any better than prior starter Blake Bortles.

Cody Kessler now has a start under his belt, and running back Leonard Fournette will be back from suspension, too. The Jaguars (4-8) may not be mathematically finished just yet after snapping a seven-game skid with a 6-0 shutout of Andrew Luck and the Colts last weekend. But the Jaguars have lost three straight and five of the last six to Tennessee.

This defense was the bright spot under first year Head Coach Mike Vrabel. QB Marcus Mariota is coming off of another subpar season as he ranked 19th in total QBR throwing for only 11 TD and 8 Int. The Tennessee Titans look to build on a (9-7) season which ended on a 4 game win streak. The defense ranked 8th in total defensive yards allowed and ranked 3rd in points allowed per game. The offense needs improvement as this offense ranked 26th in ppg, averaging 19.4. The Titans season starts out rough as this team faces the Cleveland Browns on the road. This defense should be improved with the addition of Safety Kenny Vacarro from New Orleans, but if this offense doesnt improve it will have been useless.

This Bills defense was the 2nd ranked total yards defense in 2018 and added dynamic DT Ed Oliver in the offseason. This will be another tough matchup, where QB Marcus Mariota will have to prove his worth. In 2018 the Bills won this game 13-12, where I see a similar result. I see this defense suffocating this offense and QB Josh Allen able to produce enough for a narrow win.

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I am not sold in Joe Flacco and believe that the Broncos will finish as one of the worst 5 teams in the league. The Titans are just a better team on both sides of the ball. This is a questionable Denver Broncos team coming into this year as they replaced the 29th worst QBR quarterback in Case Keenum with the below average Joe Flacco. Titans win a close one.