Week 11: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tennessee Titans
The Jags have done lots of traveling in the first half of the season. They had a pair of couple games early on but they've mostly played on the road. It's true that the first of the two contests they played in London counted as a home game but they still had to travel overseas. They'll now get to enjoy back-to-back games at the Bank in Weeks 10 and 11.
Although the Jags already played the Houston Texans once and faced the Indianapolis Colts (and swept them) twice this season, they have yet to go against the Tennesee Titans. Week 11 will be the first time they'll face off against their division rival and they'll get to see rookie quarterback Will Levis for the first time.
Levis got off to a great start, throwing four touchdown passes in his NFL debut in Week 8. He was even better against the Pittsburgh Steelers but it wasn't enough to help the Titans leave Acrisure Stadium with a win. It's hard to tell if the former Kentucky Wildcat is Tennesse's quarterback of the future but he's at least a breath of fresh air at the position. Ryan Tannehill wasn't particularly effective even before hurting his ankle and given that this is the last year of his contract, he might not be back in 2024.
On defense, the Titans have talent at all three levels despite trading All-Pro safety Kevin Byard to the Philadelphia Eagles. In particular, their defensive front is stacked. Jeffrey Simmons, Teiar Tart, Denico Autry, and Arden Key all do a good job of bringing the heat. On the other hand, the Jaguars' offensive line has played much better in recent weeks and Ezra Cleveland will give them a much-needed boost at left guard.
Furthermore, the Jaguars' defense should be able to feast on the inexperienced Levis. Mike Caldwell's unit will look for ways to confuse the rookie passer and force him into making mistakes.
Prediction: Jaguars win