NFL PREVIEW: JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (1-0) AT TENNESSEE TITANS (1-0)

WEEK 2 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 20, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // NISSAN STADIUM // REFEREE: CLAY MARTIN

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:

LEADER: Titans lead all-time series, 29-21

STREAKS: Titans have won 5 of past 6

LAST GAME: 11/24/19: Titans 42, Jaguars 20

LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/24/19

 

JAGS NOTES:

QB GARDNER MINSHEW completed 19 of 20 passes (career high 95 pct.) for 173 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for career-high 142.3 rating last week & became 4th QB in NFL history with a 95+ comp. pct. (min. 20 attempts) in a single game. Passed for 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 108.2 rating in only career game vs. Ten. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. division with 3+ TD passes & 105+ rating. • RB JAMES ROBINSON led team with 90 scrimmage yards (62 rush, 28 rec.) last week in NFL debut, the 4th-most scrimmage yards by an undrafted rookie RB in Week 1 since 1970. • WR DJ CHARK had TD catch last week. Had 5 catches in last meeting. Had 5 rec. TDs in 7 road games last season. WR KEELAN COLE led team with 5 catches for 47 yards & had TD catch last week. Rookie WR LAVISKA SHENAULT had TD catch last week in NFL debut. WR CHRIS CONLEY had 49 rec. yards in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with TD catch. • DE/LB JOSH ALLEN has 2 sacks & FF in 2 career games vs. Ten. Had 4 sacks in 8 road games last season. LB MYLES JACK had 11 tackles & sack last week. Aims for his 5th in row vs. division with 7+ tackles. LB JOE SCHOBERT had 8 tackles & TFL last week. Aims for his 8th in row vs. AFC South with 8+ tackles. CB C.J. HENDERSON had 3 PD & INT in NFL debut last week, becoming 5th rookie in franchise history with INT in Week 1. CB TRE HERNDON had PD last week & had PD in last meeting. S JOSH JONES tied career high with team-high 12 tackles last week. S ANDREW WINGARD had 1st-career INT last week.

 

TITANS NOTES:

QB RYAN TANNEHILL completed 29 of 43 passes (67.4 pct.) for 249 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 97.9 rating last week, his 10th game with 2+ TD passes since 2019, tied for most in AFC (LAMAR JACKSON). Passed for 259 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 155.8 rating in last meeting. Has 10 TDs (8 pass, 2 rush) for 107.3 rating in 5 career games vs. Jax. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. division with 130+ rating. Had 17 TDs (14 pass, 3 rush) for 120.8 rating in 6 home games last season. • RB DERRICK HENRY rushed for 116 yards last week, his 7th game with 100+ rush yards since 2019, tied for most in NFL (NICK CHUBB & EZEKIEL ELLIOTT). Rushed for 159 yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. Has 7 rush TDs in his past 3 vs. Jax. Has rushed for 605 yards (151.3 per game) & 6 TDs in his past 4 vs. division. • WR A.J. BROWN had 5 catches last week. Had 4 catches for 135 yards & TD in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. division with 110+ rec. yards & TD catch. WR COREY DAVIS led team with 7 catches for 101 yards last week. TE JONNU SMITH had 9thcareer TD catch last week. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with 60+ rec. yards. TE MYCOLE PRUITT had rec. TD in Week 1. • S KEVIN BYARD led team with 9 tackles & had PD & 1st-career FF last week. Has INT in 2 of his past 3 vs. division. S KENNY VACCARO had 6 tackles, TFL & PD in Week 1. Had sack in last meeting. DE JADEVEON CLOWNEY had TFL last week in Ten. debut. Has 3 TFL, 2 sacks & FR in his past 2 vs. Jax. DE JEFFERY SIMMONS had 4 tackles & 1st-career FR in Week 1.

 

FINALLY:

The Jaguars and Titans split two meetings in 2019 with Jacksonville winning 20-7 at home in Week 3 and Tennessee winning 42-20 at home in Week 12. The Titans have won their last six home games against the Jaguars and they have scored at least 30 points in four of the six victories.

The Jaguars defeated the Colts, 27-20, in Jacksonville in Week 1. Jacksonville has won three of its last four games despite trailing after the first quarter in each. In total, the Jaguars have trailed at the end of the first quarter in their last six games and have not had a lead at the end of the first quarter in nine straight games.

The Titans were victorious against the Broncos, 16-14, in Denver on Monday. Tennessee has not started the season with a 2-0 record since 2008. Only Cleveland has longer streak of seasons without a 2-0 start (last time: 1993).

Gardner Minshew II completed 19 of 20 passes (95.0 percent) for 173 yards and three touchdowns against the Colts. Minshew is one of three quarterbacks all-time to have a game with a completion percentage of 95.0+ and three or more touchdown passes (Philip Rivers and Drew Brees, once each).

Ryan Tannehill threw for 249 yards and two touchdowns in the win over the Broncos. Tannehill has multiple touchdown passes in each of his last eight regular-season games, tied for the longest such streak in franchise history (Marcus Mariota, 2016) and the longest active streak in the NFL.

The Jaguars played 13 first-year players in Week 1, the most in the NFL and three more than the next closest team (Packers, 10). Meanwhile, the Titans played three first-year players in Week 1, tied for the second-fewest behind the 49ers (2). Jacksonville has the youngest active roster in the NFL while Tennessee has the third oldest.

 

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Andrew Catalon, James Lofton, AJ Ross (field reporter)

SIRIUS: 211 (Jax), 103 (Ten) | XM: 389 (Jax), 233 (Ten)