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Jacksonville Jaguars vs Tennessee Titals - NFL Week 2
September 20, 2020
1:00 PM ET
About the Jaguars
QB Gardner Minshew showed why the Jags traded away QB Nick Foles as he put his talents on displaying and why he was entrusted with the starting job. Minshew threw for 3 TD’s and was highly accurate going 19-20 completing 95% of his passes. With the Jags trailing 20-17, they scored the game’s final 10 points and secured the upset victory. Minshew became the 3rd player in the Super Bowl era with 3-plus TD passes and a 95% completion percentage in a single game. RB James Robinson appears to have taken over the role for the featured back and compiled 62 yards on 16 attempts. WR Keelan Cole led the Jags with 5 catches for 47 yards and a TD. Cole is a good route runner with the quickness and speed to match and will have to face off against DB’s Malcolm Butler and Kevin Byard. The defense played particularly well down the stretch and rookie CB C.J. Henderson played great picking off Rivers for his 1st career interception and defending 3 passes with 5 tackles. LB Myles Jack also got in on the action with 8 tackles, 1 sack, and 1 tackle for loss. It will be interesting to see what type of game plan defensive coordinator Todd Wash comes up with to slow down RB Derrick Henry.
About the Titans
The biggest concern for the Titans coming into this game is K Stephen Gostkowski. He missed 3 FG’s last week against the Broncos on Monday night, and the game would have pretty much been over if he connects on those attempts. He did redeem himself by making the game-winning 25 yard FG giving the Titans the win. QB Ryan Tannehill was efficient throwing for 249 yards and 2 TDs. Defending NFL rushing champion Derrick Henry picked up where he left off from last season with a dominant performance rushing for 116 yards. Henry has 80-plus scrimmage yards in 10 consecutive games which are tied for the longest streak in franchise history. WR Corey Davis was the Titans leading WR and has something to prove since the team declined his 5th-year option. He finished with 7 catches for 101 yards. If the Titans offensive line can keep Tannehill clean, look for him to rack up a lot of passing yards against the Jags secondary.
Players to Watch
C.J. Henderson (Jaguars): This 1st-year player has the potential to be one of the premier shut-down CB’s in the NFL. QB’s have to know where he is at all times.
Taylor Lewan (Titans): Can Lewan protect Tannehill from the Jags aggressive pass rush? If he can’t, the Titans will be in for a long afternoon.
K’Lavon Chaisson (Jaguars): Chaisson is a jack of all trades who can drop back in coverage or rush the QB. He also excels at stopping the run and will play a role in trying to slow down Henry.
Chris Jackson (Titans): A 7th round pick out of Marshall, Jackson could find himself in the secondary rotation due to injuries.
Ryan Tannehill is 10-4 since becoming the Titans starting QB.
Derrick Henry seems unstoppable as he has another 100 yards rushing and ends up leading the NFL in rushing yards after this performance. Minshew tries to pull off another miracle comeback but falls short this time.
Final Score: Jaguars 17 / Titans 31