FBG says: Neutral matchup. The one thing working relatively well for the Titans offense was their ground game last week, with Derrick Henry rushing for 81 yards and a touchdown on 15 attempts. He did fumble once on the goal line, but Henry's job is secure as Dion Lewis is the clear secondary back, seeing just three carries in back-to-back games now. With the offensive line blocking well, Henry managed to break off a number of chunk plays last week. All but one of his runs went to the right side as he gained just two of his 81 rushing yards from runs on the left side. With left tackle Taylor Lewan still serving a suspension, this may be a sign of what is to come for the next two games until Lewan is back. Marcus Mariota also added 32 yards on the ground, including a 15-yard scamper as his long run of the day. Mariota was subjecting himself to a number of hits throughout the game though, shedding further doubt on his ability to stay healthy.
The Jaguars defense as a whole looked much improved from their Week 1 blasting by the Chiefs. Their defensive line can still stand to improve as a unit, however. They have allowed over 120 rushing yards to running backs in back to back weeks, allowing Carlos Hyde to rush for 90 yards on 20 carries in last week's contest. Calais Campbell looks the part and is doing exactly what he is paid to do, anchoring this defensive line. Abry Jones, however, has had a poor start to the season as the Jaguars will be looking forward to re-integrating Marcell Dareus to their defensive interior. Dareus made his season debut last week and looked great against the run on limited snaps. Play from the Jaguars linebackers remains a big question mark though, as Myles Jack and Quincy Williams have both continued to disappoint in run defense. While the Titans offensive line appears beatable on paper right now, Derrick Henry continues to run well and should pose a challenge for this Jaguars front seven.