The Jacksonville Jaguars were riding high coming off their BYE. However, they came crashing down in Week 10, getting beaten at home by the San Francisco 49ers. The Jags are now 6-3 and set to face a couple of division foes next, with the Tennessee Titans coming to EverBank Stadium in Week 1 and the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium the following week.
By their own admission, the Jaguars couldn't execute against the 49ers and the coaching staff didn't put their players in a position to succeed. That needs to change against the 3-6 Titans, and if they want to get back to the win column, they'll need to answer these next four questions.
4. Can the Jaguars stop Titans RB Derrick Henry from wreaking havoc?
Before the 49ers game, the Jaguars' defense was known for two things: Their penchant for creating takeaways and their ability to stop the run. They couldn't do either against San Francisco, and it's one of the main reasons they gave up 34 points.
Early in the game, Jacksonville did a good job of slowing down running back Christian McCaffrey, but things quickly snowballed. The All-Pro ended up tallying 142 yards from scrimmage and averaging 5.9 yards per carry.
What's frustrating is that before facing the Jaguars, McCaffrey was in a funk, registering a combined 193 rushing yards the prior two games. In Week 11, they'll face Derrick Henry, who's found success running amok against Jacksonville throughout his career.
This season though, Henry hasn't been nearly as effective, posting just one 100-yard game. Granted, some of his decreased production is the result of the Titans struggling to establish the run but all all that pounding he's taken over the years is starting to show. Then again, King Henry still has some gas left in the tank and it will be up to the Jaguars' defense to ensure he doesn't cause damage.