Thursday Night Football Titans vs Jaguars NFL Betting Preview

Posted by Aaron . on November 18, 2015 in

Mike Mularkey is the only person to have been the head coach of both the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans. He coached the Jags through the 2012 but was fired after that year, when the team went 2-14 as management decided to give the team an immediate overhaul. Mularkey told Yahoo! Sports, “I wasn’t sure I’d ever get another one after what happened in Jacksonville. It’s very hard to create a culture. You are coming in there, and everything is new. It was a situation where a new owner came in, hired a new GM, and they wanted to go in a different direction. But I just wish we would have had more time.”

Titans vs Jaguars Preview & NFL Betting Odds

Date/Time: Thursday, November 18th, 8:25 PM
Location: EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Florida
Game Odds: Jacksonville -3
TV: FOX
The game can be live streamed here.

 

 

Tennessee recently fired Ken Whisenhunt and elevated Mularkey from an assistant’s role to interim head coach. It was just five days later that the Titans ended a six-game losing streak with an overtime victory at New Orleans. This past week, Tennessee lost 27-10 to Carolina, who remains undefeated, but the game was competitive until the Panthers pulled away in the final quarter.

 

Tennessee will need to upgrade its effort on offense this week. Last week, against the Carolina defense, the team only picked up 242 yards and 11 first downs, a season low. Marcus Mariota gave up one interception and did not pass for a touchdown. He has improved in the department of taking sacks, only having been brought down once in the first two games under Mularkey. Before that, he saw the turf 19 times in the first five games. Tennessee wideout Justin Hunter had brought in 22 catches for 264 yards and a touchdown, but he is out for the season after hurting his ankle in Sunday’s game. Rookie tailback David Cobb might appear, now that he is back from the injured reserve/eligible to return list. The Totams only gained 64 yards on the ground this past Sunday, which is why Carolina was able to win.

 

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Last week, Jacksonville gave 89 yards up to Baltimore and ended a 13-game losing streak on the road. Blake Bortles was sacked as time went out, but Elvis Dumervil was called for face masking, and Jason Myers came on to kick a 53-yard field goal to seal the win, 22-20. The Jaguars now have three game-winning drives this season, and they all have been aided by a fairly major penalty. Tight end Julius Thomas told Yahoo! Sports, “This is professional sports; there’s a lot of luck involved. Unfortunately this year, we’ve had some balls bounce away from us. To have things go our way is great.”

 

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