RB Richard Murphy - Jacksonville Jaguars
|6-1, 215||Born: 9-18-1986||College: LSU||Drafted: ---|
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Week 16: vs Tennessee Titans
Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. Blake Bortles led the Jaguars in rushing (5/38/0) the last time they played Tennessee (Week Six) - the running backs managed 18/44/1 rushing in their time on the field as a group (Storm Johnson ran in the TD with 10/21/1 rushing to his credit). Since then, Jacksonville has contrived to win two games and sits at 2-12 coming into Week 16.
Toby Gerhart (13/54/0 rushing with 2/9/0 receiving) actually led the Jaguars in rushing at Baltimore last week - Denard Robinson has a torn ligament in his foot and is out for the season. Perhaps Gerhart will give some value for his big free agent contract yet. Time will tell if he can hold onto the lead job now that he's got it again.
The Titans' rush D averages 139.6 rushing yards allowed per game, worst in the NFL, with 15 rushing scores given up to date (third-most in the NFL). The Jets posted 9/114/1 rushing at Tennessee last week; two weeks ago the allowed 30/142/1 rushing to the Giants.
The Jaguars' stable has a good matchup to work with on Thursday night.
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