The Jacksonville Jaguars haven’t been able to close the deal.
The Tennessee Titans present a favorable matchup for the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 14. Then again, four of their give past games, with the Pittsburgh Steelers being the exception, looked winnable but they ultimately lost.
Although the Titans started the 2020 season with a five-game winning streak, they have lost four of their last seven games and have looked vulnerable in the process. They still have plenty of talented players, such as running back Derrick Henry, who is leading the league in rushing yards, and tight end Jonnu Smith, who had two touchdown receptions against this Jacksonville team in Week 2.
However, the Jaguars have some talented players themselves and have been competitive for the most part in the last five weeks. Although they have committed some bonehead mistakes and turned the ball over at the least appropriate time, they have also played some quality football, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see them make a few big plays and even win the game. With that in mind, here are some bold predictions about this Jacksonville team.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have shown they can play competitive football.
1. Wide receiver D.J. Chark catches seven passes for 120 yards and two touchdowns.
Third-year wide receiver D.J. Chark Jr. has been rather quiet these past few weeks, but don’t blame him. The team’s quarterback situation has been less than optimal in 2020 and Chark’s production has been affected as a result.
However, things change against the Titans, and the Jaguars’ most talented wide receiver will haul in seven passes for 120 yards and two touchdowns. This Jacksonville team has moved the ball better with quarterback Mike Glennon at the helm and Chark will benefit from it in Week 14.
2. Dawuane Smoot will register two more sacks.
Before the Jaguars game against the ‘Vikes’, Smoot had just registered 2.5 sacks this season, but he now has 4.5 after registering two last Sunday. Defensive end Dawuane Smoot should have no trouble repeating his performance from last week and registering two more sacks against Tennesee.
3. Linebacker Myles Jack will return a fumble for a touchdown and force a fumble.
Linebacker Joe Schobert had arguably his best game of the season against Minnesota. The veteran made 12 total tackles and returned an interception for a touchdown. In Week 13, Myles Jack will top that. He will intercept a pass and return a forced fumble for a touchdown.
4. The Jaguars win their second game of the year at last.
The Jaguars have been fun to watch these past weeks, but haven’t been able to win, which is the bottom line. That will change this week when they take on the Titans at home. It will still be a contested match, but Jacksonville will be on the winning side for the first time since the season opener.