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It's been a rough start for the Jacksonville Jaguars and their rookie head coach Urban Meyer. The Jags are one of only two winless teams in the NFL at 0-4 and their coach had an interesting week, caught having little too much fun at a Columbus bar. They'll look to put that behind them when they take on the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. The Titans are 2-2 on the season. Tennessee swept both games against the Jags last season and they are 4.5 point favorites on Sunday. The over-under is set at 48.5 points. Can the Jags get their first win.
Titans hit rock bottom with loss to the Jets
The Tennessee Titans lead the NFL South with a record of 2-2 but that's not saying much as the division is dreadful. The Titans and Colts are the two best teams in the conference but have not played like it thus far. The Titans hit rock bottom last week losing to the terrible NY Jets. If they lose this week to the 0-4 Jaguars, they'll stay right there at rock bottom. The 27-24 overtime loss to the Jets was just embarrassing. The Titans dominated in total yards, almost doubled up the Jets on first downs, won the turnover battle, and held the Jets to 66 yards rushing -- but still lost on a field goal in over time.
Derrick Henry had a big game with 157 yards rushing and a touchdown while Ryan Tannehill passed for 298 yards and a touchdown with a quarterback rating of 85.2. The Titans were playing without their top two receivers, Julio Jones and AJ Brown were out with injuries, Jeremy McNichols, a back up running back, picked up some of the slack with 8 catches for 74 yards while Chester Rogers had 5 catches for 63 yards and Josh Reynolds had 6 catches for 59 yards. Jones and Brown remain questionable for Sunday's game. McNichols is also questionable as is backup receiver Michael Westbrook-Ikhine. The Titans also have quite a few injuries on the defensive side of the ball.
Jags have rough week
It has not been a good start for the Jacksonville Jaguars -- both on the field and off the field. On the field, the Jags are 0-4 and off the field they are dealing with fallout from their coach, of all people, who got caught in a Columbus bar in an embarrassing scene with a woman that's not his wife. The Jags owner publicly chastised Meyer and the coach apologized profusely, but it's still a distraction for a team that needs all of its focus to win football games. Last week, they lost to the Cincinnati Bengals 24-21. The Jaguars took s 21-14 lead early in the fourth quarter on a James Robinson touchdown run, but they couldn't hold the lead as the Bengals stormed back for the win.
Rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence has played pretty well for the Jags and he was a pretty clean 17 for 24 for 204 yards but he had no touchdown passes -- or interceptions, with a QBR of 96.5. Robinson rushed for 78 yards and 2 touchdowns while Lawrence rushed for 36 yards and a touchdown. Laviska Shenault led the receiving corps with 6 catches for 99 yards. The Jags should get back running back Carlos Hyde, who is probable, but they have some key injuries on defense including cornerback Tyson Campbell and defensive linemen Roy Robertson-Harris and Lerentee McCray, who are all questionable.
Jaguars are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog.
Jaguars are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
Jaguars are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games as a home underdog.
Jaguars are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games.
- Titans are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games in October.