Found November 24, 2012 on
If there’s one thing I enjoy in football, it’s divisional match ups. It has the ability to throw everything you know about stats, logic, and talent out the window and focus soley on playing the game. Take for instance the match up between the (4-6) Titans and the (1-8) Jaguars.
Last week, the Jaguars gave the AFC leading Houston Texans all they could handle and then some in an over time heart breaker where they showed a lot of positive on offense. When 2nd year quarterback Blaine Gabbert went out, journeyman Chad Hennse took over and had a monster game against a top ranked Texans defense and lit them up for 300+ and 4 touchdowns. Rookie Justin Blackmon, as predicted here, had a big game and the Jags were able to control much of the game.
Unfortunately for them, they couldn’t stop Matt Schaub who went off for 527 yards and Andre Johnson, who received for 278 and two touchdowns, including the dagger that sealed it in overtime.
Meanwhile, the Titans are coming off a bye and have quarterback Jake Locker at full health, and Pro Bowl running back Chris Johnson looking like his old self again. After a very slow start, Johnson is having a nice statistical season rushing for 862 yards and 4 TD’s. Fantasy owners get frustrated with the guy, but you cannot deny his production when he’s right.
With Kenny Britt healthy, get him into your line ups this weekend!
I think there is a big over reaction to what Jacksonville did last week against Houston carrying over in this game. I don’t expect much from Jalen Parmele, who will be the starter for the Jags today at running back. Unless he is the second coming, expect the gunslinger that is Chad Henne to throw the ball around the yard against a Titans defense 266 yards/game through the air and ranking 31st overall in points allowed with 31 pts/game.
Let’s face it, Chad Henne is an upgrade over Blaine Gabbert, and I expect them to move the ball and score some points. Unfortunately, I don’t think their defense can cover, or stop anybody right now, which will ultimately be the difference in this one.
The Titans will come out strong off their bye week, and look to build off their shellacking of Miami two weeks ago where they pounded the Dolphins 37-3. This Titans team does have offensive talent, and that should be the difference in this one. Remember, at (4-6) the Titans are not that far out of the playoff picture, and they were expected to challenge Houston for a top the AFC South. That hasn’t happened, but with a win, they will be a game behind Indianapolis for the wild card in a crowded AFC playoff hunt.
For the Titans offense, they will need Kenny Britt to return to his old self. He only has 1 touchdown this year, and I expect that to change this week as I will go on a limb and say that he finds the end zone and puts up a day that he is more than capable of having. Look for Jared Cook to also score this week too, as he has built a nice rapport with Jake Locker, when Locker has been healthy this year.
The Titans will roll in this one, complete over reaction to what Henne can do.
Fantasy: Jake Locker, Kenny Britt, Justin Blackmon, Jared Cook, Chris Johnson
Be careful – Jalen Parmele, Cecil Shorts, Chad Henne
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The Jacksonville Jaguars have announced that second-year quarterback Blaine Gabbert has been placed on season ending injured reserve. Gabbert sustained a right forearm injury last week and is planning to undergo shoulder surgery. Veteran QB Chad Henne will become the starter for the remainder of the season with reports suggesting that he is auditioning for the 2013 season. At his...
The Jaguars were trying to develop Gabbert into their QB of the future. Did Chad Henne throw a wrench in the works?
After going a red hot 13-1 in week 11, I went 2-1 on Thanksgiving day. For the season that makes it 106-57. I'm still in striking distance of .750 for the season.
Let's take a look at week 12.
Minnesota at Chicago - The Vikings are coming off their...
Chad Henne was named the starter in Jacksonville this week, after Blaine Gabbert injured his shoulder again as well as a contusion on his throwing elbow. Henne was going to start no matter the prognosis of Gabbert’s health, but since Gabbert went on IR, there was no other option. Henne had a great performance after he came in, throwing for 354 yards and four touchdowns. By...
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew says he will miss at least a few more weeks (Credit: AP Photo)
Maurice Jones-Drew has not played since week seven against the Oakland Raiders. During that game, Jones-Drew injured his foot and has been out since week seven. The Jaguars have been struggling since Jones-Drew was injured, not winning a game since week seven.
Jaguars running back Jalen Parmele limped to the locker room early in Sunday's game but was back on the sideline pedaling on a stationary bike. His return is questionable. SOURCE: Ryan O'Halloran, Florida Times-UnionFantasy Spin:Parmele broke out for 80 yards on 24 carries Sunday against Houston and was handed the No. 1 running back job this week. Rashad Jennings took over...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Chad Henne threw two touchdown passes, sparking the NFL's worst offense for the second consecutive week, and the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Tennessee Titans 24-19 Sunday.
The Jaguars (2-9) snapped a seven-game losing streak and were competitive at home for the first time this season.
Henne was the key.
Making his first start in more than 13 months...
Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts III caught four passes for 105 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Titans.Fantasy Spin:Shorts is venturing into must-start territory, especially with Chad Henne under center. Since the team's Week 6 bye, Shorts has 542 yards and four touchdowns in six games.
The inactives are out for today's matchup in Jacksonville between the Jaguars and the Titans, and here they are:
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS: S Chris Harris, FB Greg Jones, RB Maurice Jones-Drew, CB William Middleton, DT Jeris Pendleton, DT D'Anthony Smith, OL Steve Vallos
TENNESSEE TITANS: LB Xavier Adibi, S Al Afalava, RB Jamie Harper, DT DaJohn Harris, WR Lavelle Hawkins...
Jacksonville has snapped a seven game losing streak. A week after losing Blaine Gabbert to injury the Jaguars entered Sunday’s game against Tennessee with Chad Henne as their quarterback.
Henne proved he had some of the traits needed to win in the NFL.
The free agent acquisition last off-season was 17 of 26 for 261 yards and 2 touchdowns. Cecil Shorts caught 4 of those passes as...
Pillowfight! The Titans, coming off by far their best performance of the year, take on the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field on Sunday. The Jaguars lost last week to the Houston Texans, 43-37 in overtime, to fall to 1-9 on the season. Jacksonville took a 34-20 lead early in the fourth quarter on a long touchdown pass from Chad Henne to Justin Blackmon, blew that lead...
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Wide receiver Justin Blackmon bowled over two Tennessee defenders at the goal line to score on a 7-yard reception with 6:50 remaining and Dwight Lowery pulled in a tipped interception to set up a late field goal, lifting the Jacksonville Jaguars to their first home victory of the season, 24-19 on Sunday at EverBank Field. Jacksonville (2-9) had lost its five...
I don't know what to say about this game. I opened Enemy Intelligence by describing the game as a "Pillowfight!" Having experienced the game, it kind of was, it kind of wasn't. In the end, how to describe it doesn't matter as much as the final result: Jacksonville Jaguars 24 - Tennessee Titans 19.
The Titans offensively looked like how I thought they'...