NFL Thursday Night Football Jacksonville Jaguars vs Tennessee Titans live streaming Free NFL Playoffs Week 14 Online, Thursday 06 December 2018, NFL online live with HD quality on PC, Laptop, iPhone, Ipad and Android over the Internet. It’s Will be kick of at Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee, United States, Time 08:20 PM (ET) broadcast on NFL Network, CBS, Fox Sports, NBC, ESPN and and Online.
The Tennessee Titans (6-6) and Jacksonville Jaguars (4-8) will meet for the second time this season to kick off Week 14 action in the NFL on Thursday night inside Nissan Stadium. The AFC South rivals last met in Jacksonville back in Week 3. That matchup proved to be a hard-fought defensive struggle that resulted in 9-6 victory for Tennessee. It marked the third consecutive win in the rivalry for the Titans, who now lead the all-time series 28-20.
The Titans enter Week 14 with a shot of momentum after overcoming a 16-0 deficit with the help of some last-minute heroics from Marcus Mariota and the defense to secure a 26-22 win against the Jets on Sunday. The much-needed victory brought an end to a two-game losing skid, salvaging Tennessee’s dwindling playoff hopes in the process. The Titans currently reside among four AFC teams with a 6-6 record vying for the conference’s final wild-card spot, just one game behind the 7-5 Ravens. Tennessee now has an opportunity to improve its chances in the hotly-contested AFC playoff race with a clean sweep of Jacksonville on Thursday night.
The Jaguars ended their seven-game losing streak on Sunday so you’d think would have little to play for but pride against the play-off chasing Titans, but games between these two heated rivals are akin to a huge derby contest.
The rivalry goes back to the turn of the century and these games are among the most fiercely contested in the NFL – so Jacksonville would like nothing more than to deal would could be a knockout blow to Tennessee’s post-season hopes.
Tennessee are jostling for position alongside Miami, Indianapolis and Denver all just a game behind Baltimore – who sit in the final AFC wildcard spot but face the Chiefs this week. A defeat though, would put them right behind the eight ball.
The Jags defence looked like its own self when it inflicted a shutout loss on Andrew Luck’s Colts on Sunday, although new QB Cody Kessler could lead them to just six points on two field goals.
This looks a certainty to be another low-scoring defensive tussle with the two teams both having elite units who allow just 20 points a game, while offensively they’re both bottom five scoring teams leading to a ultra-low points line of just 38.
At this stage of the season you’ve usually worked out who teams are, but these Titans frustrate and surprise in equal measure – they’ve beaten the Cowboys, Texans and Patriots this season but then disappointed hugely in other losses.
The Jaguars, at least, have been consistently disappointing. You can’t lay all the blame on Blake Bortles and Cody Kessler won’t transform this team into a free-scoring offensive powerhouse all of a sudden.
The formula here is simple, and identical for both teams in what will be a chippy defensive battle – control the clock, and the ball, run it well and get ahead early.
Running backs will win this day – Leonard Fournette is back for the Jags from suspension looking for a fourth game with 100+ scrimmage yards, while Titans counterpart Derrick Henry has 214 yards and two scores in his last two home games against Jacksonville.
AFC South rivals coming off home victories meet on Thursday night in Nashville when the Jaguars visit the Titans. While Jacksonville ended its seven-game losing skid (0-5-2 against the spread) in ugly fashion with a 6-0 win over the Colts, Tennessee halted its two-game losing streak with a 26-22 victory over the Jets on Sunday. The Jaguars have not won a road game since edging the Giants 20-15 in the season opener. In five games outside of Jacksonville since then (four on the road, one in London), they are 0-5 straight up and 0-4-1 against the spread. The Titans, meanwhile, are 14-3 (12-4-1 against the spread) in their past 17 games in Nashville’s Nissan Stadium, which includes going 10-1 straight up and 7-3-1 against the spread as a home favorite. The first victory in that span was a 36-22 blowout of Jacksonville on Oct. 27, 2016.
The Titans have been the superior team in this matchup lately, winning five of the last six overall (4-1-1 against the spread) and four straight at home. When these teams squared off in Week 3 in Florida, Tennessee won 9-6 as a double-digit underdog. Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota started that game on the sidelines with an arm injury before completing 12 of 18 passes for 100 yards and rushing for 51 yards on seven carries in relief of an injured Blaine Gabbert. The Titans are 5-2 in the seven games Mariota has played against the Jaguars, with the fourth-year pro completing 62% of his pass attempts for 1,317 yards, eight touchdowns and just two interceptions in the seven meetings. Tennessee has a significant advantage at the quarterback position in this game, as Jacksonville benched Blake Bortles prior to this past Sunday’s game and will once again start Cody Kessler under center. Kessler has not led an offense to more than 10 points in any of his last four starts. His Browns teams scored 10, seven and nine points in his final three starts for them in 2016, and his Jaguars managed just six points on Sunday, which turned out to be enough for Kessler to earn his first win in nine career starts.
If recent history is any indication, Jacksonville’s win over Indianapolis on Sunday should not be viewed as a game on which the Jaguars will build momentum. Doug Marrone’s teams are 1-13 record (3-11 against the spread) in the head coach’s five-year career when coming off an upset win as an underdog. And although the Jaguars’ defense put forth an impressive effort in shutting out Indianapolis on Sunday, Jacksonville is 1-6 against the spread under Marrone (he became the team’s head coach after Week 14 of the 2016 season) when coming off a game in which the team limited its opponent to an average of four yards or less per play.
When these teams met in Week 3, Leonard Fournette was on the sidelines nursing a hamstring injury and Marcus Mariota was dealing with an injury of his own that left him with little to no feeling in his throwing arm. Neither team scored a touchdown in a 9-6 defensive struggle as a result. And while you will probably see a little more offense on Thursday night with Fournette and Mariota both healthy this time around, points will once again be at a premium with defense still being the primary strength for both teams. That being said, there’s a reason why Tennessee is 4-1 inside Nissan Stadium this season. There’s also a reason why you need to go all the way back to Week 1 to find Jacksonville’s only road win of the season against a hapless Giants team.
Even with Fournette back on offense, Jacksonville is going to have a hard time putting points on the scoreboard against a Titans defense that always plays extremely well at home. Conversely, it will be a tall order for the Jacksonville defense to match last Sunday’s dominance on the road against a Tennessee team playing for playoff survival.