A win is a win — fresh off of an ugly victory in Denver, the Tennessee Titans host the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday in Nashville. The Week 2 showdown at Nissan Stadium could prove to be more difficult than initially anticipated.
The Jaguars upset the Indianapolis Colts in Week 1, led by a hyper-accurate signal-caller in Gardner Minshew. The second-year pro went 19-for-20, good for a 95-percent completion rate.
The Titans were a comedy of errors in Week 1. They found a way to win, but after an AFC Championship run, the team performed far below expectations.
The largest issue?
Kicker Stephen Gostkowski left 10 points on the field. The former New England Patriot missed three out of four field-goal attempts and an extra point before splitting the uprights with seventeen seconds left on the game clock.
What should have been an “easy” two-score victory turned out to be an absolute nail-biter instead.
Now, the Titans turn their attention to the division-rival Jaguars, a team they have dominated in years past. So, which areas can the Titans exploit, and in which situations are they most vulnerable? Let’s take a look at the key matchups to watch in Week 2.