It’s Gardner Minshew mania all over again, as the quarterback put up a fantastic performance in the Jacksonville Jaguars’ season debut. The Tennessee Titans didn’t look as sexy in their win in Week 1, but a win is a win, and they’ll aim for another when they make their home opener in Week 2. Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Jacksonville Jaguars vs Tennessee Titans Regular Season Week 2 Game on September 20, 2020
Where: Nissan Stadium, Nashville
When: Sunday, September 20, 2020, 1:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the Jacksonville Jaguars (+9)
Regular Season Record: 1-0
It’s all about the young guns now for the Jaguars, the most lethal of which is second-year quarterback Gardner Minshew, who nearly had a perfect game in Week 1’s 27-20 home win over the Indianapolis Colts. Minshew went 19 for 20 for 173 passing yards and three touchdowns without an interception. Even though Leonard Fournette is no longer a Jaguar, it doesn’t seem to mean that he’s taken Jacksonville’s run game with him. With undrafted rookie running back James Robinson as the lead tailback, the Jags put up 91 rushing yards on 23 carries — an average of 4.0 yards per carry. Last year, Minshew threw for 204 yards and two touchdowns and zero picks in a 20-7 home win over Tennessee, with DJ Chark recording 76 receiving yard and a touchdown on four catches. Chark, who also scored a TD in the Colts game, isn’t the only threat downfield for the Titans, as Minshew also has the likes of Kelan Cole Sr. and rookie Laviska Shenault Jr., who impressed with 37 receiving yards and a TD on three receptions last Sunday. The Jaguars’ defense can’t be underestimated, either, as it intercepted Philip Rivers twice. Rookie CJ Henderson had five tackles and three passes defended in against the Colts, too.
The Jags are 3-1 against the spread in their last four games.
Betting on the Tennessee Titans (-11)
Regular Season Record: 1-0
Despite kicker Stephen Gostkowski seemingly doing everything in his power to ambush the Titans’ hopes of winning their season-opener, Tennessee still came through with a 16-14 road win over the Denver Broncos Monday night. Gostkowski missed three field-goal attempts and an extra-point kick against Denver, but he atoned himself by burying the game-winning field goal. Still, it wouldn’t be the biggest surprise if the Titans cut him after the messing up on his job. Ryan Tannehill passed for 249 yards and two touchdowns on 29-of-43 completions, while Derrick Henry rumbled his way for 116 rushing yards on 31 carries. Corey Davis came to life with 101 receiving yards on seven receptions. Tennessee’s defense was not able to record a sack against Denver, but it could finally sink their teeth on a quarterback this coming Sunday, as Minshew was taken down four times for a loss of 23 yards by the Colts. Last year, Tannehill passed for two touchdowns and Henry scored two on the ground in a 42-20 home win over Jacksonville.
The Titans are 4-2 against the spread in their last six games at home.
The Titans win, 27-17.
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