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    Default Is this a must-win game against the Jags?

    I hate to put too much importance on the 2nd game of the year, but this game against Jacksonville is probably a must-win if the Titans want to win the division.

    A win puts the Titans at 1-1 and more importantly 1-0 in the division. The Titans would be in first place based on tiebreakers no matter how the Colts and Texans games turn out.

    A loss puts the Titans at 0-2 and 0-1 in the division. Jacksonville would be 2-0 in the division and have a 2 game lead over us, plus prevent the Titans from ever winning the head-to-head tiebreaker.

    The Titans are just 1-4 in Jacksonville over the past 5 seasons. Last year's game in Jacksonville was a must-win, and the Titans failed miserably. To win the division will likely require at least a 4-2 divisional record, so a sweep of Jacksonville (something that hasn't happened since 2008) would go a long way.

    The Titans defense definitely matches up with the Jags offense a whole lot more than the Raiders offense. The Jags are going to try to run it against us, and their passing attack is limited (Bortles only had 125 passing yards last week).

    The Jags won last week because of their running game and forcing 3 fumbles and 1 INT. The Titans did not turn the ball over, and they did a decent job stopping the run. The Titans offense should be able to score against anyone's defense.

    The Titans have been in position in week 2 to take the division lead several times over the years, and it has been frustrating not doing it. This year needs to be different, and hopefully the Titans prevail.
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    Yes it is.
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    I agree with Toronto,

    yes, yes it is.


    Enough with splitting with them...
    ...a sweep is all and everything.

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    A loss puts the Titans at 0-2 and 0-1 in the division. Jacksonville would be 2-0 in the division and have a 2 game lead over us, plus prevent the Titans from ever winning the head-to-head tiebreaker.
    Explain this more. If we beat them here it makes us even, if they lose two games in the AFC and we don't lose any more, we beat the tie breaker, unless I am missing something.
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    I think a must-win more on the basis of morale and team confidence.
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    ...records be damned.

    It's the Jags...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TitanPop View Post
    Explain this more. If we beat them here it makes us even, if they lose two games in the AFC and we don't lose any more, we beat the tie breaker, unless I am missing something.
    I just meant the head-to-head tiebreaker. At best, we would be 1-1 against them with a loss and win. We still could beat them for the divisional tiebreaker or other tiebreakers. I pointed it out because head-to-head is the first tiebreaker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orca View Post
    I think a must-win more on the basis of morale and team confidence.
    They lose they are 0-2 in conference. 0-1 in division. Hole to crawl out of yet again. Team has real expectations and no injury excuses. Forget the need to smile. Be professionals and go get it done.

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    Gotta win. I think it'll be an ugly game for our offense vs their defense, but not as ugly as their offense vs our defense. Classic strength vs. strength/weakness vs. weakness game. The difference maker will be Delanie Walker IMO. The jags will prob shut down the receivers pretty well, but they are vulnerable to tight ends still.

    Lose this game and I think you can go into panic mode. 0-2 would be pretty a pretty bad way to start. Not just for wins, but for overall morale. 0-2 and things may start to snowball.
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    The Texans upset the Bengals last night, making a Titans win even more important.
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    We lose to Jacksonville and we're staring 0-5/1-4 in the face. Next up, Seattle, @Houston, @Miami.

    Yes, this is a must-win game.

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    Lord help us if we dont win this game. Bunch of Mularkey!

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    Huge win yesterday!!!! After a slow start they really took the will out of the Jags in the second half. One dimensional teams are toast against the Titans. The D looked better today as did the O-Line. I am encouraged!!!!! That was a win they needed badly!!!!
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    You guys kill me at times. NO, it wasn't a must win, but this team showed an amazing amount of character, growth and confidence in the second half. Our division is extremely weak and I stand by my prediction of us winning it by 2, or more games. Have some faith p eepz, they're still maturing.
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    Isn't every division game a "must win" , especially this year .
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