Greg Cote

Greg Cote’s Thursday NFL pick: Jaguars over Titans

Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Allen Hurns, a former Miami Hurricanes star, has a TD catch in seven consecutive games.
Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Allen Hurns, a former Miami Hurricanes star, has a TD catch in seven consecutive games. AP

Titans (2-7) at Jaguars (3-6)

Line: JAC by 3.

Cote’s pick: JAC 24-20.

TV: 8:30 p.m. Thursday, NFLN (airing in South Florida).

I must resist a natural inclination to lampoon this Thursday’s matchup as nearly unwatchable. After the miserable results I had on my picks last week, I’m in no position to make fun of anybody else. I’m just thrilled to turn the page to Week 11 and get as far from last week’s stink as possible. Duel of rising young QBs in Titans rookie Marcus Mariota and Jax’s Blake Bortles gives this game a shot to be entertaining. Tennessee coach Mike Mularkey is trying to do what Dan Campbell is in Miami: be the interim guy who sticks. Quick aside: Ex-Hurricane Allen Hurns has a TD catch in seven consecutive games, a Jaguars club record. These AFC Southies have split each of the past five seasons, with the home team winning six of past eight, so let’s make it a venue call.

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