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Behind Enemy Lines: A Quick Look at the Jacksonville Jaguars

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

Here's a quick look at the Jaguars:

Record: 0-4.

Points for/against: 18.5/28.8.

NFL RANKINGS

Offense: 23rd overall, 321.5 ypg (13th rushing, 27th passing).

Defense: 30th overall, 418.5 ypg (13th rushing, 30th passing).

TEAM LEADERS

Head coach: Urban Meyer.

Offense:

QB: Trevor Lawrence (81-of-142, 873 yards, 5 TDs, 7 INTs, 66.4 rating).

Top RB: James Robinson (49 rush, 238 yards, 4.9 ypc, 3 TDs).

Top WRs: Marvin Jones (20 catches, 218 yards, 2 TDs), Laviska Shenault Jr. (19 catches, 194 yards, 0 TDs).

Top TE: Chris Manhertz (2 catches, 29 yards, 1 TD).

Defense:

Sacks: OLB Josh Allen (2), DE Adam Gotsis (2).

Leading tackler: LB Myles Jack (39).

Interceptions: S Andrew Wingard (1).

Take/Give: -8 (1/9).

Kicker: Josh Lambo (0-of-3 FGs, 5-of-7 PATs).

Punter: Logan Cooke (49.8, 45.7).

Last meeting: December 3, 2020: Titans 31, Jaguars 10.

Of note:

-Jaguars quality control coach Quinton Ganther was drafted by the Titans in the 2006 NFL Draft, and he appeared in 17 games over three seasons with the team.

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

-Jaguars back-up quarterback C.J. Beathard is a native of Franklin, Tennessee, and he attended Battle Ground Academy.

-Titans running back Derrick Henry is from Yulee, Fla, which is located just outside of Jacksonville.

-Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer was the head coach at the University of Florida when Titans cornerback Jackrabbit Jenkins was on the roster. They went on to win the national championship together in 2008.

Injury Report

-DL Roy Robertson-Harris (ankle)

-OLB Lerentee McCray (hamstring)

-CB Tyson Campbell (toe)

-RB Carlos Hyde (shoulder)

Titans head coach Mike Vrabel on

(coaching against Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer and if it makes any difference that he is a divisional opponent)

I don't think there is any difference. Our focus is to try and prepare for the Jaguars who have really played well the last few games early. They have gotten out to some leads and are really playing the game how they had envisioned it. Getting the quarterback on the move, taking care of the football, running the football, getting it into their playmakers' hands and that is what we are focusing on.

(if he looks at what is going on around the division)

We all have high expectations and standards. We are .500, we are 2-2. We have played well at times, and we played not very well at times. We don't really look around, I think we can afford ourselves that luxury to say, 'Well, we have one more win than three other teams.'

(on if he has talked at all with Jaguars Head Coach Urban Meyer since entering the NFL)

No, we have not had any conversations since he has been in the NFL. We are focused on preparing this week and going down, trying to get healthy and trying to get ready for a new challenge.

(on what he learned from Urban Meyer during their time together at Ohio State)

I coached for him for two years at Ohio State and felt like I became a better coach. I was a young coach focused on teaching young players and I felt like I improved at that. I learned a lot. Were in a different point in both of our careers now.

Titans QB Ryan Tannehill on

(what he sees from the Jaguars defense)

They are playing good defense. You see them come out, they are flying around, they are making big plays. Saw them against Cincinnati, a lot of third-and-longs in that first half. They are being disruptive, throwing off timing, making plays in the pass game, and really making it tough on the offense. For us, we have to go out and do our jobs and expect a Jaguars defense that is flying around and making plays.

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