The Jacksonville Jaguars’ secondary line is a complete mess right now.
The defensive unit hasn’t lived up to the expectations set before the season, and the loss of two key players in Eugene Monroe and Luke Joeckel due to an injury only made things worse for the team. The Jaguars are the worse defensive team against rushing attacks and even though they are ranked eighth in yards allowed through the air, they will have a tough time against Tennessee Titans star running-back Chris Johnson.
‘CJ2K’ hasn’t been at his best this season as he’s averaging 3.7 yards per carry and has found the end zone only twice, but he’s showing signs of rounding into form and the matchup against the Jaguars could be the perfect chance for him to gain even more confidence.
Johnson is coming off a 150-yard, two-TD performance against the St. Louis Rams, and nothing says that he can’t have an even better game against the Jags. Jacksonville isn’t adept at stopping the runners, and they have had problems on defense all season long. If they want to have a slight chance to pull off the upset, they will need to find a way to stop Johnson.
It’s clear that Jacksonville are the underdogs for this match, especially with the absence of Justin Blackmon and the probable status of Cecil Shorts III and Maurice Jones-Drew coming into tomorrow’s game. But if they really want to stand a chance, the secondary needs to step it up and stop the Titans’ rushing attack.