Jaguars vs. Titans: 5 players that can ruin Week 14

Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) at Nissan Stadium. (Imagn Images photo pool)
Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) at Nissan Stadium. (Imagn Images photo pool) /
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Tennessee Titans running back Dontrell Hilliard (40) – Jacksonville Jaguars. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports /

Football coaches always speak in clichés. “You play to win the game” and “We’re taking one game at a time” come to mind. Coincidentally, Urban Meyer came up with his own version of the latter one and told the media the Jags he sees the last stretch of the year as a 5-week season.

"And so I just feel a better right now going into the last five games, this five-game season, the approach we’re going to have. And everybody give your best effort because your best version of yourself is really good. Our best our worst version of ourselves fairly bad but that’s really that’s in all walks of life."

At this point, that may be the healthiest thing to do. The Jaguars won’t be competing for a playoff spot, and seem poised to hold the second overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft (sounds like a familiar situation, right?). They can’t let all the losing fester and sink the team even further.

In Week 14, Jacksonville will take on the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium. They must follow the ‘one game at the time mantra’ and avoid costing mistakes. Working in the Jags’ favor is they won’t have to face running back Derrick Henry, who is currently on the Injured Reserve list with a foot fracture.

On the other hand, there are other Titans the Jaguars have to worry about in Week 14.

No. 1 Titan the Jacksonville Jaguars must worry about – Dontrell Hilliard

Henry won’t suit up but the Titans will still run the ball. Dontrell Hilliard racked up got the starting nod in Week 12 and racked up 12 carries for 131 yards and one touchdown.  D’Onta Foreman has also been productive, so there’s a good chance he will get a few carries against the Jags.

The Jags have had a hard time stopping the run over the last four games, giving up an average of 143 yards in that span. If they don’t tighten things up front, Hilliard will give them fits Sunday.