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Week 8 kicks off on Thursday night as the Tennessee Titans host the Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL Network; 8:25 PM ET) in an AFC South battle. In the last meeting between the clubs, Tennessee QB Marcus Mariota passed for 268 yards with three touchdowns for a 118.2 passer rating and added 112 rushing yards with one touchdown in the Titans’ 42-39 win over Jacksonville, becoming the only player in NFL history to pass for at least 250 yards with three touchdowns and rush for more than 100 yards in the same game. Jacksonville QB Blake Bortles threw for a career-high five touchdowns, including three to WR Allen Robinson, in the Jaguars’ last game against the Titans. This season, Titans RB DeMarco Murray ranks third in the NFL with 633 rushing yards and is tied for fourth in the league with seven scrimmage touchdowns (five rushing, two receiving). Jaguars LB Paul Posluzny leads the team with 54 tackles and rookie DE Yannick Ngakoue tops the club with four sacks.
|REGULAR SEASON SERIES|
|STREAKS||2 of past 3|
|COACHES VS. OPP.||Gus Bradley: 3-3||Mike Mularkey: 1-2|
|LAST WEEK||L 33-16 vs. Oakland||L 34-26 vs. Indianapolis|
|LAST GAME||12/6/15: Jaguars 39 at Titans 42. Tennessee QB Marcus Mariota passes for 268 yards & 3 TDs with 112 rush yards & TD. Titans WR Dorial Green-Beckham has 119 rec. yards & TD.|
|LAST GAME AT SITE||12/6/15|
|BROADCAST||NFLN (8:25 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson (Field reporter). Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Mike Mayock. SIRIUS: 83 (Jax), 81 (Ten). XM: 226 (Jax), 225 (Ten).|
|PASSING||Blake Bortles: 141-236-1567-9-9-76.4||Marcus Mariota: 139-226-1604-12-6-89.5|
|RUSHING||T.J. Yeldon: 60-200-3.3-1||DeMarco Murray: 139-633-4.6-5|
|RECEIVING||Marqise Lee: 29-337-11.6-0||DeMarco Murray (RB): 27-192-7.1-2|
|SACKS||Yannick Ngakoue (R): 4||Brian Orakpo: 7|
|INTs||3 tied: 1||Jason McCourty: 2|
|PUNTING||Brad Nortman: 49.5||Brett Kern: 46.3|
|KICKING||Jason Myers: 45 (12/12 PAT; 11/13 FG)||Ryan Succop: 38 (14/15 PAT; 8/10 FG)|
JAGUARS: QB Blake Bortles threw for 322 yards & 5 TDs for 134.5 rating in last meeting. In 2 road games at Ten., has 658 passing yards, 6 TDs vs. 1 INT & 111.7 rating...RB T.J. Yeldon had 136 scrimmage yards (79 rec., 57 rush) & TD in last game vs. Ten…WR Allen Robinson had 10 catches for 153 yards & 3 TDs in last meeting. Aims for 3rd in row with 100+ rec. yards vs. Ten. WR Marqise Lee had 107 rec. yards last week & leads team with 337 rec. yards. TE Julius Thomas has TD catch in 4 of past 5 vs. division. Aims for 3rd in row with TD catch vs. Ten…Rookie DE Yannick Ngakoue ties for lead among NFL rookies with 4 sacks. LB Paul Posluszny leads team with 54 tackles. Had 13 tackles & 2 TFL in last meeting. In past 3 vs. division, has 30 tackles, 3 TFL & 1.5 sacks. CB Davon House had INT in last meeting. S Johnathan Cyprien led team with 11 tackles in Week 7
TITANS: QB Marcus Mariota rushed for career-high 112 yards (incl. 87-yard TD) & threw for 3 TDs & 118.2 rating in last game vs. Jax. In past 3, has 8 pass TDs vs. 1 INT for 113.1 rating…RB DeMarco Murray has 603 scrimmage yards (502 rush, 101 rec.) & 5 TDs in past 5. Had 100 rush yards in last meeting (11/9/14 with Dal.). Since 2013, leads NFL with 33 rush TDs & is 2nd with 4,301 rush yards...WR Andre Johnson has 2nd most catches (136) & rec. yards (1,794) by any player vs. Jax. In past 2 meetings, TE Delanie Walker has 16 catches for 201 yards (100.5 per game) & TD. Has 7+ catches in 5 of past 6 vs. division…T Taylor Lewan had 1st career rec. TD last week…LB Brian Orakpo ranks 3rd in NFL with 7 sacks. LB Derrick Morgan has 4.5 sacks in past 3. Has 6 sacks in past 6 meetings. LB Avery Williamson is 1 of 2 in AFC with 50+ tackles, 1+ sack & 1+ INT. Since 2013, DT Jurrell Casey has 25.5 sacks, 2nd most by NFL DT.