The Tennessee Titans will be taking on division-rival Jacksonville Jaguars this Sunday, and the Titans need a big win to gain some momentum.
The Tennessee Titans are looking to win its first AFC South division championship for the first time since 2008 and its third division title since the division was formed in 2002.
The Titans and Colts are both tied 8-4 going into this week, and every game is important from here on out. If the Titans lose to the Jaguars, it could lead to the Titans losing the division and possibly a playoff berth depending on how other teams perform this month.
On the other hand, a win could propel the Titans to success and offer some much-needed momentum going into the final few weeks of the season. After a loss to the Cleveland Browns last week, the Titans could use some momentum with some key games coming up against the Green Bay Packers and Houston Texans at the end of the season.
The Titans escaped with a close 33-30 win over the Jaguars in Week 2, but the Titans need a big win this time around. There are still many skeptics on how good the Titans are or how good they can be, so a big win here can help the Titans as well in the public eye.
Sure, that’s not very important, but a big win can also help the Titans gain an advantage in the tiebreaker over the Colts. If the Titans can beat the Jaguars and Texans and finish with at least the same record as Indianapolis, then they’ll lock up the division and their spot in the playoffs.
The Titans are favorites, with the spread currently at seven points in favor of the Titans. This could be one of Derrick Henry‘s breakout games, too. Henry is known for ramping things up in December, and the late-season matchup with the Jags is often a game of interest for Titans fans.
Henry has rushed for nearly 400 yards in the Jaguars’ past two meetings in November or later, and if that’s an idea of how this matchup will go, then expect another big game from Henry.
Any bit of momentum the Titans can muster up, whether it’s on offense or defense, could be beneficial in the long run. This is the time where the Titans need to start performing well on both sides of the football if they want to make a run for the Super Bowl.
The Titans and Jaguars face off in a crucial game for the Titans on Sunday at Noon CT on CBS. It’s one of the final four games of the season that could be do or die for the Titans.