December 17, 2014

TENNESSEE (2-7) at JACKSONVILLE (3-6)

Thursday, 8:25 p.m. ET, NFL Network

OPENING LINE - Jaguars by 1 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Titans 4-4-1, Jaguars 5-4

SERIES RECORD - Titans lead 23-18

LAST MEETING - Jaguars beat Titans 21-13, Dec. 18, 2014

LAST WEEK - Titans lost to Panthers 27-10; Jaguars beat Ravens 22-20

AP PRO32 RANKING - Titans No. 31, Jaguars No. 27

TITANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (24), PASS (24)

TITANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (5), RUSH (21), PASS (3)

JAGUARS OFFENSE - OVERALL (22), RUSH (25), PASS (16)

JAGUARS DEFENSE - OVERALL (19), RUSH (6), PASS (24)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Matchup of worst two teams in NFL's worst division, AFC South. ... Teams will wear ''color rush'' uniforms for prime-time game, with Titans clad in light blue jerseys, pants, socks and shoes, and Jaguars donning an all-gold ensemble. Colorblind viewers last week complained in Bills-Jets games that uniforms were hard to distinguish from each other. ... Titans interim coach Mike Mularkey returns to Jacksonville, where he served as Jaguars head coach in 2012. Mularkey was fired following 2-14 season. ... Titans looking for more consistency from rookie WR Dorial Green-Beckham, who has 12 receptions for 181 yards. Green-Beckham is expected to play bigger role with Justin Hunter (broken ankle) on injured reserve and Kendall Wright (knee) uncertain. ... Titans QB Marcus Mariota holds team record for TD passes (13) by rookie. His 98.3 passer rating also leads all rookies and ranks ninth in NFL. ... Titans OLB Brian Orakpo has sack in three consecutive games. ... Jaguars, coming off fluky victory at Baltimore, have won consecutive games just once since December 2010. They won three in row late in 2013. ... Jaguars will be without starting DT Sen'Derrick Marks, who tore right triceps muscle Sunday. ... Jaguars expect to have entire core of offensive weapons for first time all season, with WR Marqise Lee playing his second game since returning from hamstring injury, and WR Rashad Green returning from short-term injured reserve after tearing ligament in left thumb in Week 2. ... Fantasy tip: Delanie Walker is must start against Jaguars, who have struggled to cover TEs for three years.

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