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Behind Enemy Lines: A Look at the Jacksonville Jaguars

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NASHVILLE – The Titans face the Jaguars on Sunday at TIAA Bank Stadium in Jacksonville.

Here's a quick look at the Jaguars:

Record: 1-11.

Last game: Vikings 27, Jaguars 24 (OT).

Points for/against: 20.9/29.3.

NFL RANKINGS

Offense: 23rd overall, 336.3 ypg (24th rushing, 20th passing).

Defense: 32nd overall, 416.0 (30th rushing, 29th passing).

TEAM LEADERS

Head coach: Doug Marrone.

Offense:

QB: Mike Glennon (48-of-77, 515 yards, 3 TDs, 2 INTs, 84.1 rating).

Top RBs: James Robinson (212 carries, 968 yards, 7 TD).

Top WR: DJ Chark (43 catches, 575 yards, 4 TD).

Top TE: Tyler Eifert (28 catches, 214 yards, 0 TDs).

Defense:

Sacks: DL Dawuane Smoot (4.5).

Leading tackler: LB Joe Schobert (105).

Interceptions: CB Sidney Jones (2), LB Joe Schobert (2).

Take/Give: -7 (13/20).

Kicker: Chase McLaughlin (4-of-5 FGs, 3-of-4 PATs).

Punter: Logan Cooke 47.4 (43.6).

Last meeting: September 20, 2020: Titans 33, Jaguars 30.

Of note:

-Jaguars HC Doug Marrone served as tight ends/tackles coach at the University of Tennessee in 2001. Marrone's father-in-law is former Middle Tennessee State coach James "Boots" Donnelly.

-Jaguars running backs coach Terry Robiskie served as the Titans offensive coordinator from 2016-17.

-Jaguars linebacker Kamalei Correa played 32 games for the Titans from 2018-2020.

-Jaguars defensive end Reggie Gilbert appeared in 11 games with the Titans in 2019.

-Jaguars defensive tackle Al Woods appeared in 42 games with 17 starts for the Titans from 2014 to 2016.

-Jaguars cornerback Tre Herndon was a three-year starter at Vanderbilt from 2015-17.

Injury Report

TE Tyler Eifert (shoulder)

OL Brandon Linder (ankle)

LB Dakota Allen (hamstring)

LB Kamalei Correa (hamstring)

RB Nathan Cottrell (knee)

CB Sidney Jones (Achilles)

CB Greg Mabin (hamstring)

RB James Robinson (knee)

WR Laviska Shenault (thumb)

Titans coach Mike Vrabel on ….

(the differences between Jaguars quarterbacks Gardner Minshew and Mike Glennon)

Mike (Glennon)'s obviously a veteran player, started in this league. It looks like he's decisive with the football. They were moving the ball down the field in games that we viewed with him in there. Probably doesn't move as much as Gardner (Minshew) did, extending plays, he has that ability but probably not as much as what Gardner (Minshew) did. We'll have to focus on those throws and those guys that he likes. (Tyler) Eifert showed up a little bit on third down. Every quarterback has guys that they trust and are looking to try to get the ball to in critical situations.

(the effectiveness of Jaguars rookie running back James Robinson)

He's got good quickness, good play strength. He's compact. He's powerful. He's able to jump cut. I think the offensive line has done a really nice job moving people off the ball. That group is coming off the football. It just looks like they've committed to doing that and to running the football with him. The line has helped them and (James) Robinson is quick. He's powerful and strong. He does push some piles and he's able to cut back where maybe other backs wouldn't be able to.

(emphasizing the Jaguars positive performance in recent weeks despite their record)

It's a young football team, probably the youngest in the league. They've played seven one-score football games and they're playing extremely hard. They're playing fast, aggressive. They're pressuring on defense and they've got a lot of skill offensively. We better have a great week of practice and be prepared to go down there in the football game. They were down against us and came back quickly, and we were lucky to win that first football game.

(the challenges of the Jaguars in Week 14)

It's the same challenge that it is every week. It's a new opponent. They'll probably look a little different than then the last time we played them. I know it sounds like it's a broken record but if you don't play good in this league you're going to lose, and by playing good doesn't guarantee you're going to win but it gives you a chance. We're going to have to get the corrections made, get healthy as fast as possible, and begin to prepare for what I know is a physical divisional game.

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