The Jaguars are trying to save their season Sunday, when they had to Nashville at 4-7 with slim playoff hopes.
The Titans are trying to save themselves some embarrassment.
Tennessee has lost 11 straight home games, closing in on the NFL record of 14. That wouldn’t happen until 2016, as the Titans have only two games left this season to end the streak.
It’ll be a challenge against the Jaguars, who defeated Mariota and the Titans just two weeks ago. In that game, a 63-yard punt return by Rashad Greene set the Jaguars up for the winning score, and they went on to win 19-13.
The game will be broadcast on CBS at 1 p.m. ET in certain areas. To see which game will be shown in your area, click here.
Here’s everything you need to know about the game:
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2015
Time: 1 p.m. ET
Location: Nissan Stadium, Nashville, TN
TV Channel: The game will be broadcast on CBS, with Brian Anderson and Chris Simms on the call. Click here to check and see if you’re within the game’s coverage area.
Line: Titans (-2.5) via OddsShark.com
In his second season as an NFL QB, Blake Bortles is already reaching for history.
He needs just two more TD passes to break the single-season franchise record, set by David Garrard in 2010. Bortles has thrown a TD in every game this season, but has not been perfect. He has thrown a pick in seven straight games, and was flagged for passing in front of the line of scrimmage twice last week against San Diego.
For the Titans and their young QB, it’s all about consistency. Tennessee has been one of the NFL’s tamer offenses this season, ranking 30th in the NFL with just 18.5 points per game. Mariota has had strong drives, but the Titans have had trouble finishing games this season.
Check out the subtle difference in his halves this season:
Mariota First Half: 92/146, 8 TD, 1 INT
Mariota After Halftime: 88/144, 7 TD, 7 INT
Mariota is the centerpiece of the Titans’ rebuilding process, but he’s still too raw. But this time last year, weren’t we saying the same thing about Bortles?