Titans vs. Jaguars Game Day Newsletter Sept23Titans_Digital - Page 79

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DEFENDING AFC SOUTH CHAMPION JAGUARS OPEN DIVISION SCHEDULE AGAINST TENNESSEE TITANS
JACKSONVILLE – Let the critical part of the schedule begin … divisional play is here .
Yes , the Jacksonville Jaguars have checked off the fi rst two landmarks of the 2018 schedule : a tough Week 1 road game in New York … Win , 20-15 . Check . A stirring Week 2 home game against the perennial AFC powerhouse Patriots … Win , 31-20 . Check .
A great start , and in fact , a perfect start in terms of results . Sure , there are corrections to be made in some areas and others that are performing well in the early season , but now this is the part of the schedule where winning results become vital .
There are a few ways for a team to approach the schedule each year . Win three games in each quarter of the season , and you ’ ll have 12 wins . Win your eight home games and half the road games and that gets to 12 wins as well .
The fastest way to the playoffs , though , is to dominate and win the division . If your team is good enough to beat the three teams they play twice a year , then in theory it should be good enough to win others outside of the division to get into playoff contention .
Winning the AFC South is what the Jaguars are built around . You see the Tennessee Titans , Houston Texans and Indianapolis Colts twice a year . Those teams ’ logos are ingrained in the Jaguars players ’ minds walking around TIAA Bank Field . In fact , in the hallway outside of the Jaguars locker room – the main hallway between the locker room and the lunchroom , the main lobby , the parking lot , the coaches ’ offi ces pretty much anywhere – one sign shows the dates and results of the division games only – no others .
That sign at the end of last season showed a 4-2 record in the AFC South . The two losses … to the Titans , who fi nished with a 5-1 record in the division . It was the Jaguars ’ 10-6 overall record that propelled them to the division title , fi nishing one game better than the Titans for the fi rst AFC South title in franchise history . The other two division titles came in the old AFC Central in the 1990s .
So yes , we use the “ Remember the Titans ” movie title as the title for this matchup . Cheesy , maybe … the movie was released 18 years ago , not long after those old division championships – and the Titans ’ three wins over the Jags in the 1999 season / postseason . Applicable now ? Absolutely .
Yes , it is a new year . Yes , the teams are different from a year ago . Yes , last season is last season and we are on to 2018 ( we went over this last week leading into the Patriots game ). That said , it would be nice to not only start off on the right foot this season in the AFC South but to bring an end a two-game skid against a hated division rival .
Today the Tennessee Titans ( 1-1 ) face the Jacksonville Jaguars ( 2-0 ) at 1:00 p . m . at TIAA Bank Field in Week 3 . Remember the Titans , or at least what they did to the Jaguars a season ago . Make it loud , make it rowdy , make it the toughest road environment in the NFL – especially for the division rivals .
Let the critical games begin … the fi rst of six divisional games , that is .
NS DEFENDING AFC SOUTH CHAMPION JAGUARS OPEN DIVISION SCHEDULE AGAINST TENNESSEE TITANS JACKSONVILLE – Let the critical part of the schedule begin… divisional play is here. the dates and results of the division games only – no others. Yes, the Jacksonville Jaguars have checked off the fi rst two landmarks of the 2018 schedule: a tough Week 1 road game in New York… Win, 20-15. Check. A stirring Week 2 home game against the perennial AFC powerhouse Patriots… Win, 31-20. Check. That sign at the end of last season showed a 4-2 record in the AFC South. The two losses… to the Titans, who fi nished with a 5-1 record in the division. It was the Jaguars’ 10-6 overall record that propelled them to the division title, fi nishing one game better than the Titans for the fi rst AFC South title in franchise history. The other two division titles came in the old AFC Central in the 1990s. A great start, and in fact, a perfect start in terms of results. Sure, there are corrections to be made in some areas and others that are performing well in the early season, but now this is the part of the schedule where winning results become vital. There &RfWrv2f"FVF&6FR66VGVRV6V"vF&VRvW2V6V'FW"bFR6V6B^( fR v2vW"VvBRvW2BbFP&BvW2BFBvWG2F"v22vVFRf7FW7BvFFRfg2FVv2FF֖FRBvFRFf6bW"FV0vBVVvF&VBFRF&VRFV2FWGv6RV"FVFV'B6VB&Rv@VVvFvFW'2WG6FRbFRFf6FvWBFfb6FVFvrFRd26WF2vBFRwV'0&R'VB&VBR6VRFRFVW76VRFF2W7FFW2BFƗ26G2Gv6RV"F6RFV>( v2&Rw&VBFPwV'2W'>( ֖G2vƶr&VBD&fVBf7BFRvWG6FR`FRwV'26W"&( 2FRv&WGvVVFR6W"&BFRV6&FR&'FR&rBFR66W>( ff6W2&WGGV6vW&R( 2R6v6w06W2vRW6RFR( &VV&W"FRFF>( ЦfRFFR2FRFFRf"F2F6W6VW7&^( bFRfRv2&VV6VBV'2vBrgFW"F6RBFf6660( 2BFRFF>( F&VRv2fW"FRw2FR6V67G6V6Ɩ6&Rs'6WFVǒॖW2B2WrV"W2FRFV2&RFffW&V@g&V"vW27B6V627B6V6BvR&RF#vRvVBfW"F27@vVVVFrFFRG&G2vRFB6BBvVB&R6RFBǒ7F'BfbFR&v@fBF26V6FRd26WF'WBF'&pVBGvvR6Bv7BFVBFf6&fFFFRFVW76VRFF2f6RFP66fRwV'2"BBD&fVBvVV2&VV&W"FRFF2"BV7BvBFWFBFFRwV'26V6vRBVBRB&vGPBFRFVvW7B&BVf&VBFRd( 0W7V6ǒf"FRFf6&f2WBFR7&F6vW2&Vv( bFRf'7Bb6Ff6vW2FB2