In Week 12, the Jaguars (4-6) travel to Nashville to play the Titans (5-5) in an AFC South showdown at Nissan Stadium. This week's game will be broadcast on CBS, with Ian Eagle (play-by-play) and Dan Fouts (analysis) on the call. Evan Washburn will report from the sidelines. Here are five notable stats and quotes surrounding Sunday's matchup:
Chark Attack: Second-year WR DJ Chark Jr. continued his sensational sophomore campaign in Week 11 at Indianapolis, catching eight passes for 104 yards and two TDs. It marked his second game with 100-plus receiving yards and multiple TD receptions this season, becoming the only AFC WR to accomplish the feat in multiple games. Both of Chark's TDs were at least 20 yards (34 and 20), and his five TDs of 20-plus yards are tied for the most in a single season in franchise history. The Louisiana State product has recorded eight receiving TDs in 2019 and is two TDs shy from becoming the fifth Jaguar in franchise history to total 10 receiving TDs in a single season.
Quotable: "He's progressed and continued to take those steps throughout the season. I think the thing that most impresses me about him is he's kept a steady head. His personality has continued to be who he is. He's not changing based on what he's doing on the field, which is really important in this league, just be who you are … You have to think, you know, his statistics and how he's played, he's among the best in the league right now. We obviously have to, as a team, finish this year strong, but he's heading towards being deserving of [a Pro Bowl] nod." – QB Nick Foles
Herndon's Homecoming: This weekend, CB Tre Herndon returns to the city where he spent his collegiate career as the Vanderbilt product is slated to start his ninth game of the season on Sunday. Herndon originally signed with the Jaguars as a rookie free agent in 2018 and was the only undrafted rookie to earn a spot on the Jaguars 2018 Week 1 roster. In 2019, he has posted career highs in all major categories, registering 37 tackles, seven passes defensed and two INTs. Since Week 7, Herndon has allowed the league's lowest passer rating (40.4) when targeted (min. 20 targets).
Quotable: "The first time I met Tre when he was a rookie, he was already a pro. He has always been the same every day. He's a quiet guy who keeps his head down ... Him getting two picks in one game [Week 8 versus N.Y. Jets] - that was a proud moment for me. He is going to have more plays to come, and I'm excited to see it." – CB A.J. Bouye
Allen's Aim: DE Josh Allen will aim to set the Jaguars' rookie sack record this weekend after tying DE Yannick Ngakoue's 2016 mark of 8.0 when he brought down Colts QB Jacoby Brissett in the first quarter of Jacksonville's Week 11 contest. Allen's 8.0 sacks are the most by a rookie in the NFL this year and are the most through 10 career games in franchise history. He joins Denver LB Von Miller (2011) as the only players over the last 10 seasons to post at least 8.0 sacks and two forced fumbles through their first 10 career games. The Kentucky product recorded his first two career sacks in Jacksonville's Week 3 game against Tennessee.
Quotable: "41 is a great player. He stays curious. He wants to learn as much as possible. He plays hard. He just has a different attitude about himself. He's really impressed me so far in his career. He's a guy who can end up with a gold jacket one day, and I'm glad I'm along for the ride." – DL Calais Campbell
Cooke's Corner: Second-year P Logan Cooke set the Jaguars single season record for net punting average (41.3) in his rookie campaign and is on track to surpass that mark this season. Cooke's 43.8 net punting average is the second-highest in the NFL this season, and his 55 punts inside the 20 since entering the NFL in 2018 are the third-most among all punters.
Quotable: "There are more situations to punting in the NFL than college. I've learned to play keepaway from the returner, hit different balls … Last year, coming in as a rookie, especially as a drafted punter, there were a lot of expectations. In my mind, I was trying to live up to what people were expecting out of me, which I shouldn't have done. This year, I feel more comfortable." – P Logan Cooke
Historic Clash: Sunday marks the Jaguars' 50th regular season matchup against the Titans, which is the most games they have played against any opponent in franchise history. Jacksonville has posted a 21-28 record in the rivalry, which began when the two organizations were in the AFC Central in 1995. A win on Sunday would mark the first time the Jaguars have swept the Titans in a single season since 2005 and just the third time in the series history. Jacksonville also looks to pick up their first victory in Nashville since 2013.
Quotable: ""We have to coach better, and we have to play better. We're going to fight our way out. We have to be competitive. We have to play well. We have to have a lot of energy and we have to practice well.'" – Head Coach Doug Marrone