Titans faltering down the stretch

31 December 2017 01:10:27 GMTPlus11

The Tennessee Titans once useful campaign has the severe chance of a complete implosion should they lose the final game of the regular season on Sunday.

Losers of three in a row the Titans host the Jacksonville Jaguars at the Nissan Stadium in Nashville.

A fourth consecutive loss would not necessary be fatal to Tennessee's postseason hopes, but they would then need to hope that games that feature the Los Angeles Chargers and the Buffalo Bills go their way.

Meanwhile the Jaguars arrive in town knowing that they are locked into the third seed in the AFC and a loss to Tennessee would not only clinch a playoff place for the Titans but in all likelihood see the two sides face each other, this time at EverBank Field in Jacksonville in the Wild Card Weekend.

The Jaguars were beaten 44-33 by the resurgent San Francisco 49ers last week at the Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara.

Quarterback Blake Bortles was picked off three times on the day, completing 32-of-50 for 382 yards and two scores along with the three interceptions.

Leonard Fournette was held to 48 yards on 18 carries and the rookie rusher and will need to step up further in the postseason.

The 44 points were the most any side has hung on Jacksonville this season and even so the Jaguars still lead the AFC in points allowed ahead of the Los Angeles Chargers.

An interesting fact given that a Jacksonville victory and an LA win almost certainly, but not absolutely, results in the Chargers playing the Jaguars next week.

The Titans are 1.71 to defeat Jacksonville on Sunday, with the Jaguars available at 2.20. Tennessee are 1.86 conceding a three-point spread.

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