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Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tennessee Titans Pick & Prediction DEC 12TH 2021

NFL | FOOTBALL
TV: CBS
Logo Jacksonville Jaguars
VS
Logo Tennessee Titans
51.5
OPENNER
-6

45o -105
CURRENT
-10 +108

+330
MONEYLINE
-410

0
SCORE
20

The Jacksonville Jaguars are on a string of four losses in a row. The aspirations they had for a successful season are pretty much out the door at this point.

However, they can play spoiler for another team in their division, the Tennessee Titans. The Titans have lost two straight games and are desperately missing Derrick Henry. They also have the Colts breathing down their neck.

You won't see the resilient Titans complain about these troubles, though. They're trying to find ways around the injuries that have plagued them lately. Unfortunately, none of them have really helped too much.

The good news is that WR Julio Jones returned to practice this week and could suit up on Sunday. Will that be enough to get the Titans their first win in two weeks?

Jaguars vs. Titans Betting Lines

TV: CBS

MONEY LINE: Jaguars (+370) vs. Titans (-460)

SPREAD: Jaguars +9 (-110) vs. Titans -9 (-110)

GAME TOTAL: Over 44 (-110) vs. Under 44 (-110)

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The Jacksonville Jaguars could put a hitch in the Titans' postseason plans. It'll definitely require a win here, but the Titans are in a tough position. The Jaguars are also in one of their own, but they're the healthier team.

They also won't have to worry about Derrick Henry stomping all over their defense on Sunday. They might have to deal with Julio Jones, though, which is a problem.

The Jaguars' secondary 248.25 passing yards per game, one of the worst in the NFL. If they can't find a way to stop Ryan Tannehill, they'll lose this game.

What they'll need to do is put a lot of bodies on Tannehill early and force him into incompletions. If they can put some pressure on him, they could even create a few turnovers.

Ryan Tannehill has had a tough few games recently, throwing five interceptions in their last two games. Hopefully, the week off helped Tannehill relax, and we'll see him get back on track against the Jaguars.

Jacksonville has the perfect defense for what Tennessee likes to do, run the ball. They allow over 115 yards rushing each game, and Tennessee can exploit that early.

We know that missing Derrick Henry is the real problem for the Titans. However, if they can stay in the playoff hunt, they could have Henry back by the first round.

If that happens, the Titans have a chance to go a long way on Henry's shoulders. It'll take some work, but the Titans can definitely go to 9-4 with a win over the Jaguars.

Jaguars vs. Titans Pick (Point Spread)

Jaguars 13 - Titans 20

The Jaguars are in a state of disarray and have no idea how they function as a team. They're a roller coaster that everyone wishes they could depart.

Who knows whether or not we'll continue to see Urban Meyer as a coach in the NFL. They're also 4-8 against the spread, but they're getting nine points in this game.

With the injuries to the Titans lineup and the way that Tannehill has performed, this game will be close. We still believe that the Titans will win but also believe the score will remain within nine points. That being said, we'll take the Jacksonville Jaguars +9 here.

EXTRA POINTS

1. The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Jacksonville's last seven games.

2. The Jaguars kept the game against the Colts very close, 23-17.

3. The Jaguars average thirty more passing yards than the Titans.

Best Bet: Jacksonville Jaguars +9

PREDICTION
Jacksonville Jaguars
17
27
Tennessee Titans

Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tennessee Titans Recap DEC 12TH 2021

D'Onta Foreman and Ryan Tannehill ran for one touchdown apiece, and Tennessee intercepted Trevor Lawrence four times in the second half Sunday as the Titans defeated visiting Jacksonville 20-0, sending the Jaguars to their fifth straight defeat.

Tennessee limited Jacksonville to 8 rushing yards while registering its first shutout since blanking the New York Giants 17-0 on Dec. 16, 2018.

Tannehill completed 20 of 31 for 191 yards for the Titans (9-4), who are 4-0 after a bye week in Mike Vrabel's four seasons as coach. Tennessee owns a two-game lead in the AFC South over Indianapolis, which has a bye this week.

Lawrence, who entered the game having thrown 10 interceptions, was 24 of 40 for 221 yards on Sunday, with four interceptions for Jacksonville (2-11).

The Titans had the ball for nearly 37 minutes and converted 22 first downs compared with Jacksonville's 9.

Jacksonville fell to 0-8 at Tennessee since the Jags' last victory there in 2013.

Randy Bullock's 29-yard field goal with 2:20 left -- the final score of the game -- was set up by Buster Skrine's interception deep in Jacksonville territory.

Kristian Fulton intercepted Lawrence at the Tennessee 18 with 11:01 left in the game, and Jayon Brown picked off the rookie at Tennessee's 31 late in the third quarter.

Tennessee linebacker Rashaan Evans, who missed the previous five games with an ankle injury, intercepted Lawrence to stop Jacksonville's first second-half possession at the Titans' 44.

Tennessee's Julio Jones returned after missing the previous three games with a hamstring injury. He was targeted six times and had four catches for 33 yards.

Tannehill scrambled 5 yards for a score to increase Tennessee's lead to 17-0 with 2:51 remaining in the third quarter.

The Titans held a modest 10-0 halftime lead after dominating the first 30 minutes. Tennessee significantly outperformed Jacksonville in the half in total yards (162-84), first downs (15-4), offensive plays (36-19) and time of possession (19:02 to 10:58).

Foreman's 5-yard TD run culminated a 10-play, 74-yard drive on the game's first possession to give Tennessee a 7-0 lead at 10:03. It was Foreman's first TD of the season.

Bullock, who missed a 47-yard attempt earlier, nailed a 44-yard field goal to increase Tennessee's advantage to 10-0 with 3:10 remaining in the half.

Both quarterbacks played well in the first half, with Tannehill 12 of 17 for 107 yards and Lawrence 10 of 12 for 93 yards. Neither threw an interception.

--Field Level Media

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