While it’s early in the season, this game will define the season. The team has struggled recently in Nashville, not able to win an away game against the Titans since 2013. But last week, Jacksonville proved their offense is more than functional enough to score. If their defense can continue to play “bend-but-don’t-break” football, this Week 2 matchup is going to be closer than people think.
Stay with us all through the afternoon as we live blog the game as it happens, and feel free to join the conversation in the comments as the day progresses. We’ll have postgame coverage as well following the conclusion of the game.
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4:00 PM: Game over. Gardner Minshew’s pass batted at the line. I’m sick.
3:57 PM: Just an absolutely awful call on Myles Jack puts the Titans in field goal range. Stephen Gostkowski is good from 49 yards out. Titans up 33-30 with 1:36 left.
3:35 PM: TIE BALL GAME! Gardner Minshew with an absolute dime and Chris Thompson with a hell of a catch. We’re at 30-30 in the fourth quarter.
3:23 PM: WE GOT A STOP ON THIRD DOWN!
3:22 PM: TOUCHDOWN! Gardner Minshew scrambles to the right and sees Keelan Cole open in the back of the end zone.
3:13 PM: James Robinson with the 39-yard burst up the middle. This offense is impressive.
39-yard run James Robinson. pic.twitter.com/F2QhzLrbcd— Rivers McCown (@riversmccown) September 20, 2020
2:57 PM: Jaguars come out and put together one of the most impressive drives in recent history — 89 yards and capped off by James Robinson’s first NFL touchdown. Let’s go!
2:26 PM: A nice field goal drive is negated by a terrible squib kick from Josh Lambo. Tennessee gets the field goal. Halftime score is 24-10. Yikes.
2:17 PM: Another touchdown from Ryan Tannehill to Jonnu Smith. This is getting bad.
2:09 PM: Long drive by the Titans being extended by some of the worst calls I’ve ever seen. Atrocious refereeing.
2 pathetic calls in a row by the refs #Jaguars. If I’m the head coach I’m out on the field— Josh Scobee (@JoshScobee10) September 20, 2020
1:45 PM: SACK! K’Lavon Chaisson comes on a blitz and get his first NFL sack on third down.
1:31 PM: TOUCHDOWN! Gardner Minshew to Tyler Eifert on third down. Beautiful throw and catch, my word.
1:26 PM: Ugh. Tennessee turns the interception into points. Corey Davis scores over C.J. Henderson. This is gonna be a long day, huh?
1:23 PM: INTERCEPTION! Collin Johnson tips it, but it looks like the ball was going to the tight end behind him.
Here’s #Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew’s first interception of the 2020 NFL season.— Big Titans Hate Week Country (@BigCatCountry) September 20, 2020
Doesn’t look like WR Collin Johnson was the target... TE James O’Shaughnessy was open behind him. pic.twitter.com/Ra1u7hGyB3
1:09 PM: They’re picking on Andrew Wingard early. Jaguars down 7-0.
12:57 PM: James Lofton just referred to Jadeveon Clowney as “the ultimate Allen wrench” because he’s a huge tool, amirite?
12:53 PM: This got me hyped and depressed all at the same time. Go Jaguars.
If the Jaguars beat the Titans today they'll be alone in first place in the division after two weeks for just the fourth time in franchise history. Also did it in 2018, 2004 and 1997. Would also be the eighth time they started 2-0. Finished with winning records four times.— Michael DiRocco (@ESPNdirocco) September 20, 2020
11:35 AM: Titans inactives include: WR A.J. Brown, DE Vic Beasley, RB Darrynton Evans, LB Derrick Roberson, OL Jamil Douglas, TE Geoff Swaim, and DT Isaiah Mack.
Brown being out is huge. Forces the Titans to rely on lesser receivers in the passing game.
11:32 AM: Jaguars inactives include: QB Jake Luton, WR Dede Westbrook, CB Josiah Scott, CB Luq Barcoo, DT Doug Costin, and TE Tyler Davis.
Westbrook out again, huh? Hmmmm.
9:35 AM: Always been a big Kyle Long fan, why do you ask?
6:04 AM: As a reminder, the Titans leading receiver from last season is out today. He led the Titans in receptions (52), yards (1,051), and touchdowns (8) last season by a wide margin, so his absence will be noticeable.
5:32 AM: Josh Allen’s shirt is absolute God-tier.