Jacksonville Jaguars: 3 keys to beating the Titans in Week 5

Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel. (Imagn Images photo pool)
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel. (Imagn Images photo pool) /
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Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) at TIAA Bank Field. (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports) /

3. The Jacksonville Jaguars’ offense must take advantage of the matchup.

The Jaguars’ defense needs to stop the Titans’ offense but it won’t matter much if the offense can’t score points. Back in Week 2, they held the Denver Broncos to seven points for a good chunk of the first half but the offense didn’t do its part. They ended up giving up their narrow lead and were eventually outscored.

The Jags will be without wide receiver DJ Chark Jr. but they should be able to make up for his absence. Marvin Jones Jr. has been solid in 2021, hauling in a team-high 20 receptions for 218 yards and two touchdowns. Laviska Shenault Jr. will see his role on offense increase and tight end Dan Arnold should also get more snaps after making the most of his playing time in Wee 4.

Running back James Robinson should also get a big workload. Against the Cincinnati Bengals, he got 18 carries, he should get a few more in Week 5. He’s averaging five yards per carry and should have success running the ball against a Titans’ defense that ranks eighth in rushing yards but 23rd in rushing touchdowns.

The Titans are averaging two sacks per game in 2021, the Jaguars’ offensive line will also have to slow down their pass rush and give quarterback Trevor Lawrence a clean pocket. If the rookie passer can avoid making mistakes and keep the number of turnovers at a minimum, the Jaguars should come away with their first victory of the season and avoid making NFL history for the wrong reasons.

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