Jacksonville Jaguars' Maurice Jones-Drew Needs to Produce against Tennessee Titans

By Juan Pablo Aravena
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars need to get a win sooner rather than later as they are still winless at Week 10.

The team led by Gus Bradley will have a tough matchup against the Tennessee Titans, a team that has one of the best defensive units stopping the pass, so it’s likely that the Jags will try to rush the ball often to get scoring chances. That means that Maurice Jones-Drew will need to have a big game if the Jags want to have a chance to pull off a victory.

MJD hasn’t been at his best this season and although the former NFL rushing leader in 2011 is getting better in recent games, he still hasn’t been able to produce the way many people in the organization expected. Through eight games, Jones-Drew only has 391 yards in 122 carries and two TDs, averaging 3.2 yards per attempt.

The Titans are currently averaging 4.4 yards per carry to opposing teams this season and they have already surrendered 10 TDs. It’s clear that to do some damage, the Jaguars need to get near the red zone and if Chad Henne isn’t able to be accurate with his passing, then Jones-Drew will have a heavy workload.

If MJD can go back to his 2011 form, then the Jags could have a chance to take something out of this game. The Jags need him to produce as he’s the deadliest offensive weapon on the roster.

Juan Pablo Aravena is a sports writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @jparavenarant or add him to your network on Google

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