Jacksonville Jaguars: Why the Upcoming Monday Night Football Game Is Important

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Jacksonville Jaguars: Why the Upcoming Monday Night Football Game Is Important
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(Jacksonville, Fla.) The Jacksonville Jaguars are hosting the Tennessee Titans for the next Monday Night Football game on ESPN.  For the Jaguars, however, it is a tremendous opportunity to gain some much needed exposure.

Jacksonville is the second-smallest market in the NFL (Green Bay being No.1), and rarely do you hear them discussed outside of Northeast Florida unless the topic is about potential team moves to larger markets.  It is no secret that the Jaguars struggled in 2009 to fill seats for home games, but this season the fans have come out to support the team.

After starting the season with a home victory against the Denver Broncos, the Jaguars went on the road to San Diego and were humiliated, only to return to get embarrassed again at home against the Philadelphia Eagles.

However, the Jaguars are now on a two-game winning streak having defeated Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts at home, and traveling to Buffalo and defeating the Bills convincingly.

Now 3-2 and tied for first place in the AFC South, the Jaguars have a huge opportunity to defeat a conference foe and hated rival, the Tennessee Titans.

More importantly, the Jacksonville Jaguars have an excellent opportunity to showcase their low profile team, players (Maurice Jones-Drew notwithstanding), and city to NFL around the country.

Why is this important for the Jacksonville Jaguars?  Let's take a look at why.


James Walker is a National and Syndicated Writer for Bleacher Report.  You can follow him on:

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