Powered by a relentless rushing attack that ended up with a ridiculous 258 yards on the afternoon, the Jaguars handed the Titans their fifth consecutive defeat in today's 17-6 Jacksonville victory.
Additional thoughts on yet another Titans' loss...following the break.
FB Brock Bolen, DT Leger Douzable, T Kevin Haslam, DE Larry Hart, WR Mike Sims-Walker, T Adam Terry, WR Tiquan Underwood, CB Terrence Wheatley
WR Kenny Britt, WR Lavelle Hawkins, S Robert Johnson, T/G Troy Kropog, DT Sen'Derrick Marks, CB Ryan Mouton, QB Rusty Smith (#3 QB), LB David Thornton
For the Jaguars, the biggest name is Mike Sims-Walker, which was announced on Friday. Former Charger Kassim Osgood gets the start for him. Underwood was Kenny Britt's teammate at Rutgers, but keeps dropping passes and gave the Titans an interception the first meeting by failing to run the right route.
For the Titans, Britt and Mouton are out after being listed as questionable, while Dave Ball, Tony Brown, and Jason Jones are all playing despite the same designation. David Thornton was probable, so probably could have played-we'll see if they're just giving him more time or if they just don't think he'd be an upgrade. Both Brown and Jones in the lineup is good news, as the Jaguars perennially run between the tackles as much or more than any other team in the league.
Feel free to leave your comments here during today's game. I'll be chiming in on Twitter, with longer thoughts on Monday's Audibles at the Line column on FO.
Despite losing four in a row, thanks to a mediocre division, the Titans are still in the hunt for AFC South supremacy as they prepare to face the Jags in the first of three consecutive home meetings with their fellow divisional foes.
Up next...a preview and a prediction for tomorrow's Titans/Jaguars battle.
|Jason Jones deserves to be a Pro Bowler.|
Here are Charlie's answers to our questions about the Jaguars. Following that will be my answers to Charlie's questions about the Titans.
Total Titans: The Jaguars defense is quite different than it was the first time these two teams met this year. How would you characterize the changes that have been made? In your opinion, which changes are an improvement and which are still in need of improvement?
It's been a forgettable last several weeks for the Tennessee Titans.
After starting off the season 5-2 and earning the status of seemingly everyone's favorite darkhorse Super Bowl contender, the Titans have stumbled a bit, losing four games in a row and finding themselves sitting in the basement of the competitive AFC South.
Let's take a look at four key reasons behind the Titans' current four-game losing streak.