The Jags will have running back Leonard Fournette, who was suspended for the Indy game. Tennessee has been vulnerable to the run.
“Getting him back is going to be a huge boost, especially for our team,” safety Tashaun Gipson says. “We’re a physical team and we want to run the ball, get your playmakers the ball, and obviously he’s the best player we have on the offensive side of the ball.”
The Titans’ best offensive player is, well, that’s a tough one. They rank 28th overall in yardage and only four teams have scored fewer than Tennessee’s 221 points.
No. 16 (tie) Tennessee is a 4½-point favorite over No. 26 Jacksonville. This should be a defensive standoff but, no, we can’t go with 6-0.
KNOCKOUT POOL: Seattle did the job with a romp last week, and now we expect something similar from DENVER.
No. 14 Denver (minus 5 1-2) at No. 32 San Francisco
Broncos believing they have playoff shot. Can’t stumble here.
BEST BET: BRONCOS, 27-17
No. 25 Detroit (minus 2) at No. 29 Arizona
Not feeling any good vibes for Lions, especially when favored on road.
UPSET SPECIAL: CARDINALS, 19-16
No. 15 Indianapolis (plus 4 1-2) at No. 5 Houston
Texans can clinch AFC South if Titans lose and they win.
No. 11 Minnesota (plus 2 1-2) at No. 9 Seattle, Monday night
Winner here has straight road to NFC wild-card spot.
No. 27 Cincinnati (plus 14) at No. 6 Los Angeles Chargers
Chargers figure they can win AFC West. Guess what: they still might.
No. 12 Baltimore (plus 6 1-2) at No. 3 Kansas City
Ravens could give Chargers’ hopes a boost. But …
No. 2 New Orleans (minus 8) at No. 20 Tampa Bay
Time to secure NFC South for Saints, and avenge opening defeat.
No. 1 Los Angeles Rams (minus 3) at No. 7 Chicago
Toughest remaining test for Rams, who should handle it.
No. 4 New England (minus 8) at No. 18 Miami
Patriots still eyeing top seed in AFC.
No. 13 Philadelphia (plus 4) at No. 10 Dallas
Cowboys can pretty much waltz away with NFC East with win. Start the music.
No. 8 Pittsburgh (minus 11) at No. 31 Oakland
Oh, for the days of John Madden vs. Chuck Noll.
No. 23 (tie) New York Giants (minus 4) at No. 19 Washington