By Dan Leach

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Tennessee Titans at Jacksonville Jaguars 8:25 p.m. Thursday, NFL NETWORK (JAGS -3)

Two teams that seem headed in much different directions meet in Southern Florida on Thursday night. The Titans have their young QB of the future in Marcus Mariota, but not much else right now and have already fired their coach Ken Whisenhunt earlier this season. The Jags on the other hand seem primed to get out of the NFL doldrums that they have seemingly been in for the last decade plus.

QB Blake Bortles and the brothers Allen Hurns and Robinson have been huge weapons for Jacksonville so far this year and the Jags D has given them a lift the past few games as well. The Jags only have three wins so far this year, but come off a nice road win in Baltimore and are gaining confidence more and more as this season goes on.

There is a chance over the next several years both these AFC South mates are contenders in the conference, but for now it is Jacksonville that seems much closer to making that happen and they will show that in front of their home fans on Thursday night. Look for Bortles to have a big game against a Titans secondary that has struggled at times this year and I wouldn’t be surprised at all if the Titans are never really in this one even with the ability of the young Mariota.

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Dan Leach was the world’s first human to live under the sea for more then 60 days, is the current U.S Ambassador to extra terrestrial life, was the basis of Denzel Washington’s character Frank Lucas in “American Gangster”, and is a noted expert in the field of Time Travel.