Monday Night Football: Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars Too Much Alike
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Monday night should be a good match up between the Tennessee Titans and Jacksonville Jaguars. Both teams are 3-2 and both want the win to top the AFC South division. With star running backs, receivers and quarterbacks, the only real challenge will come from penalties and more importantly their defenses—a factor that each team has struggled with up to this point.
Tennessee's Chris Johnson and Jacksonville's Maurice Jones-Drew set an NFL rushing record the last time they shared a field. They gave the league its first game with four scoring runs of 50 yards or longer last November, impressing with broken tackles, breathtaking moves and speed.
Jones-Drew finished with a career-high 177 yards rushing and Johnson ended his day with 228 yards and a victory.
Johnson leads his team with a total of 485 rushing yards and six touchdowns going into Monday Night’s game. Jones-Drew will enter the field with 406 total rushing yards and only one touchdown.
Jacksonville leads in receiving yards with a total of 909 over Titans' total of 833. Even both quarterbacks’ completion rates are in the 60 percent range.
Although we know their offensives lines will show up and are able to lift the team's weight, the pressure will be on the defenses to make sure the opposing team doesn't move the ball down the field.
Although Tennessee has been able to get more tackles in a game, both teams have the same amount of interceptions with a total of 10 each, giving neither team an upper hand. The numbers are close in every category, making it anyone’s game.
In the end, the team with more rushing yards has won the last six meetings, and if history repeats itself, Tennessee should have this one in the bag. However, as of right now, Johnson leads in rushing yards by a measly 43.
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