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Jacksonville Jaguars V. Tennessee Titans Preview: 3 Key Matchups to Watch

December 22nd, 2011 at 11:58 PM
By Michael Hall

Here are three matchups to watch on Saturday as the Jacksonville Jaguars face the Tennessee Titans in Nashville .

3. RB Maurice Jones-Drew v.  LB Colin McCarthy

Mojo can set the tone in this game by pounding the ball down the collective throats of the Titans defense. Especially if he just embarasses the 23rd ranked run defense just like last year.

2. LB Paul Posluszny v. RB Chris Johnson

If the Jaguars want to keep the Titans from lighting up the scoreboard, they need to keep Chris Johnson from breaking loose. Normally, he is quite a formidale foe to contain, but he has been disappointing this year. Fortuntaly for the Jaguars defense,  when Johnson gets stumped early, he tends to disappear as the game wears on. And when the Titans start abandoning the run, this matchup becomes a lot more critical.

1. DE Jeremy Mincey v. LT Michael Roos

Mr. Mince should be licking his chops right now. His target will either be a 36 year old QB with a nagging calf injury in Matt Hasselbeck and an impressionable rookie in Jake Locker.feel free to singlehandedly make their Christmas Eve miserable. If Mojo and Blaine Gabbert start the game off on fire and build an early lead, Mincey could easily have a huge day.

Tags: Blaine Gabbert, Chris Johnson, Football, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jaguars, Jake Locker, Jeremy Mincey, Matt Hasselbeck, Maurice-Jones Drew, NFL, Paul Posluszny, Tennessee Titans

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