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Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars Preview and Predictions 09-19-2019


The Tennessee Titans have an explosive running back in Derrick Henry and may try to utilize him more when they visit the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday in an AFC South contest. Henry has rushed for 165 yards and two touchdowns on 34 carries and caught three passes for 87 yards and a 75-yard score in Tennessee's first two games - a 43-13 victory at Cleveland in Week 1 and a 19-17 division loss to Indianapolis on Sunday.

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"Derrick's a great player, and you've seen his body of work," Titans tackle Dennis Kelly told reporters. "When he gets rolling, it's hard to bring him down. That's part of our goal (as a line), is being able to get him into his flow and be the player that he can be." Henry rushed for career highs of 238 yards and four touchdowns, including an NFL record-tying 99-yard jaunt, in a 30-9 victory over Jacksonville in their last meeting - also on a Thursday night - but none of that matters after the loss to the Colts. "It's a team thing," Henry told reporters. "So we'll go in and get coached, make our corrections and get ready." Jacksonville nearly stunned the Texans last week but was stopped on a two-point conversion attempt with 36 seconds left in its 13-12 setback at Houston.

TV: 8:20 p.m. ET, NFL Network. LINE: Titans -1.5. O/U: 39

ABOUT THE TITANS (1-1): Marcus Mariota has thrown for only 402 yards but has taken care of the ball with four touchdown passes and zero interceptions. Rookie wideout A.J. Brown has recorded a team-high 125 receiving yards but has yet to find the end zone. Defensive end Cameron Wake, who registered 98 sacks in 10 seasons with Miami, has notched a team-high 2.5 in his first two games with the Titans.



ABOUT THE JAGUARS (0-2): Rookie quarterback Gardner Minshew performed admirably against the Texans in his first career start in place of Nick Foles (broken clavicle) with 213 passing yards and a touchdown, as well as 56 yards rushing, but the result was all that mattered. "Not good because we lost,'' Minshew told reporters. "We lost. And that's the moral of the story. Silver lining is we have some things we can build on, some things that if we clean up, we can be a really, really good team. That's very encouraging." It is unclear whether or not cornerback Jalen Ramsey, who is the only player with 200-plus tackles (202) and at least 45 passes defended (45) since he entered the NFL in 2016, will play on Thursday if he's still with the team after requesting a trade following a spat on the sidelines Sunday with coach Doug Marrone.

EXTRA POINTS

1. Jacksonville second-year WR DJ Chark Jr. (team highs of 11 catches and 201 yards) looks to record a touchdown catch for the third straight game.

2. Tennessee S Kevin Byard (one interception this season) has recorded an NFL-most 13 picks since 2017.

3. The Jaguars have won four straight meetings and six of the last seven.

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Last Injuries

Jacksonville Jaguars

  • Dede Westbrook

    Shoulder
    Ques Thurs | questionable

    Westbrook has sat out the past two games with a shoulder injury, and it is unclear if he will take the field against the Dolphins on Thursday.

  • Brandon Linder

    Knee
    Ques Thurs | questionable

    Linder left the last game due to a knee injury, and it is uncertain if he will suit up Thursday against the Dolphins.

  • Tyler Davis

    Knee
    Ques Thurs | questionable

    Davis has missed the last two games due to a knee injury, and it is unclear if he will play Thursday against the Dolphins.

  • D.J. Hayden

    Concussion
    Ques Thurs | questionable

    Hayden was forced from the previous game with a concussion, and it is undetermined if he will be cleared in time for Thursday's contest with the Dolphins.

  • Josh Allen

    Calf
    Prob Sun | probable

    Allen was forced from the previous game due to cramping in his calf but is likely to face the Titans on Sunday.

  • C.J. Henderson

    Concussion
    Prob Sun | probable

    Henderson was lifted from the last game to be evaluated for a concussion. He is projected to be cleared in time for Sunday's matchup versus the Titans.

  • Josh Jones

    Leg
    Prob Sun | probable

    Jones exited the previous game with a leg contusion, but it is unlikely to impede his status for Sunday against the Titans.

  • Jarrod Wilson

    Hamstring
    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Wilson has landed on the injured reserve list with a hamstring injury, and it is uncertain when he will return to the field.

Tennessee Titans

  • Darrynton Evans

    Hamstring
    day-to-day | questionable

    Evans has been held out of the previous two games with a hamstring injury, and it is uncertain if he will play Week 3 versus the Vikings.

  • Derick Roberson

    Knee
    day-to-day | questionable

    Roberson has missed the past two games with a knee injury, and it is unclear if he will be available against the Vikings in Week 3.

  • Johnathan Joseph

    Leg
    day-to-day | questionable

    Joseph departed the last game due to a leg injury, and it remains to be seen if he will face the Vikings in Week 3.

  • Jamil Douglas

    Hand
    day-to-day | questionable

    Douglas has sat out the last two games due to a hand injury, and it is unknown if he will take the field Week 3 against the Vikings.

  • Vic Beasley Jr.

    Knee
    day-to-day | questionable

    Beasley has been absent from the lineup during the past two games due to a knee injury, and it is undetermined if he will partake in Week 3 against the Vikings.

  • A.J. Brown

    Knee
    day-to-day | questionable

    Brown sat out the previous game with a bone bruise in his knee, and it has yet to be established if he will be active against the Vikings during Week 3.

  • Taylor Lewan

    Illness
    Prob Sun | probable

    Lewan is ailing from an illness, but he is projected to be good to go for Sunday's clash with the Jaguars.

  • Jadeveon Clowney

    Hip
    Prob Sun | probable

    Clowney is nursing a hip injury, but he is expected to line up against the Jaguars on Sunday.