Jaguars-Titans preview thoughts, gameday thread

I didn't do Enemy Intelligence this week. Given the nature of Week 17 and two teams going absolutely nowhere, my only prediction is that if one team cares, it will win the game. If neither team cares or, somehow, some way, both teams care, the Titans are slightly better than the Jaguars and playing at home. The line of TEN -4 looks reasonable to me, but anything from a close game to either team winning by multiple scores wouldn't surprise me.

Here are your inactives today:

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS: OL Eben Britton, DE John Chick, DT Jerome Long, CB Antwaun Molden, OL Uche Nwaneri, RB Montell Owens, TE Allen Reisner

TENNESSEE TITANS: OL Daniel Baldridge, DT DaJohn Harris, C Kevin Matthews, CB Ryan Mouton, QB Rusty Smith, TE Craig Stevens, WR Damian Williams

For the Jaguars, Nwaneri had a concussion and was ruled out. Owens, who has some moves and a tendency to bounce everything and not run with enough power, apparently tweaked something in warmups and is a surprise scratch. That means more carries for Richard Murphy, who didn't stand out to me. Apparently Keith Toston gets the start. He hasn't had a carry in two seasons. Really.

For the Titans, Collin Mooney is active after being added to the roster. Matthews and Stevens were already ruled out. Mouton and Williams both sit after being listed as questionable, while Jamie Harper, Chris Johnson, Scott Solomon, Will Witherspoon, and Kendall Wright all play with the same designation.

I'll be interested to watch Byron Stingily, whom Munchak said this week will be getting the start at right tackle. Expect Mike Otto to still play some as a blocking tight end with Stevens out. I'll be curious to see how much the Titans use Taylor Thompson, who seems disfavored under Loggains, and Brandon Barden, who has yet to see a snap on offense. Al Afalava apparently gets the start at strong safety for Jordan Babineaux, which is a rearranging deck chairs thing in my book.

As always, I'll be chiming in during the game on Twitter, so follow and yap at me there if you wish, and will also have the normal postgame recap of what I'm sure will be the game of the year.

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