In Week 14, the Jaguars travel to Nashville to face the Titans at Nissan Stadium at 8:20 p.m. EST on Thursday. This week’s game will be broadcast nationally on FOX, simulcast on NFL Network and locally on WFOX-30. Amazon Prime will also broadcast this week’s game. Here are five stats surrounding Thursday’s matchup:
#ProBowlVote: To help send Jaguars players to the Pro Bowl, fans can vote online at NFL.com/ProBowlVote or on Twitter in three ways. Between Nov. 29 and Dec. 13, you may vote by tweeting #ProBowlVote with the player’s first name and last name (#ProBowlVote, Jalen Ramsey), using #ProBowlVote with the player’s name in a hashtag (#ProBowlVote, #JalenRamsey) or using #ProBowlVote with a player’s twitter handle (#ProBowlVote, @JalenRamsey). The Jaguars 53-man roster features eight players who have previously earned Pro Bowl nods: CB A.J. Bouye, DL Calais Campbell, DT Marcell Dareus, S Tashaun Gipson Sr., DT Malik Jackson, DE Yannick Ngakoue, CB Jalen Ramsey and LB Telvin Smith Sr.
Prime-Time Performers: Thursday night’s game marks the Jaguars’ first prime-time appearance since Oct. 27, 2016 at Tennessee and their 36th prime-time game in their 24-year history. Several Jaguars have played in prime time before with their former teams, including RB Carlos Hyde and WR Donte Moncrief. Hyde rushed for 98 yards and two TDs on Thursday Night Football in Week 3 with the Browns this season. He also rushed for 168 yards and two TDs on Monday Night Football in 2015 while with the 49ers. Moncrief has had success in prime time as well, posting seven receptions for 122 yards and one TD in a Monday Night Football matchup against the Jets in 2015. Of the Jaguars 22 projected starters on Thursday night, four players (RB Leonard Fournette, S Ronnie Harrison, LB Leon Jacobs and WR Dede Westbrook) will make their prime-time debuts.
Dominant Defense: Jacksonville is coming off their seventh shutout in franchise history as they defeated the Colts, 6-0, in Week 13. It was one of four shutouts in the NFL this season and the first shutout since Oct. 14 when the Ravens defeated the Titans, 21-0. Jacksonville’s defense has been especially strong in the second half against AFC South opponents in 2018, allowing one TD and 13 points in four games. The Jaguars have permitted one TD against Tennessee in the teams’ last two meetings.
My Cause, My Cleats: The Jaguars have 47 players participating in the NFL’s My Cause, My Cleats campaign, which includes Smyrna, Tenn. native CB Jalen Ramsey. The program encourages players to wear custom cleats from Week 13-15 that showcase causes that are important to them. Ramsey’s cleats represent Ramsey’s Reach, an organization that fosters educational and developmental opportunities for youth in the Nashville area.
D-Line Domination: Jaguars DE Yannick Ngakoue and DL Calais Campbell are tied for the Jaguars’ lead with 7.0 sacks this season, including 1.0 sack from both players in Jacksonville’s Week 13 game against Indianapolis. Ngakoue and Campbell have been dominant in divisional showdowns, combining for 17.5 sacks in 10 games against AFC South opponents. Campbell recorded 2.0 sacks in Week 3 against Tennessee and looks to duplicate that performance in Nashville.
Every Friday during the 2018 season, Jaguars Public Relations Assistant David Wolf will write five key stats about the Jaguars’ upcoming game. A Chapel Hill, N.C. native, Wolf joined the Jacksonville Jaguars in May 2018.