Matchup: Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tennessee Titans
Location: Everbank Field, Jacksonville, FL
Game Time: 1:00 PM EST
Coverage: CBS (distribution map), WJGL (Jags), WGFX (Titans)
Staff Prediction: 24-14 Jags
Earlier this week, Bradley Woodrum provided us with a full game preview for today’s game, listing five keys to the game for the Jaguars. Since the Jags just released quarterback David Garrard, he also provided some thoughts on how the Jaguars will adapt: Here’s a brief snippet:
The Titans, who endured a miserable 6-10 season last year, enter the season with a new quarterback (Matt Hasselbeck, formerly of the Seattle Seahawks), a new middle linebacker (Barrett Ruud of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers), and a new head coach (Mike Munchak, the former offensive line coach for the Titans).
The Jaguars have a tough season ahead of them, and starting with a loss to the Titans will make it even tougher. Cutting Garrard days before the team faces its first — and maybe only — gimme game of the season may prove regrettable.
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