By Jay Johnson
While he’ll be coming off of what is arguably the best game of his career, and one in which he outgunned the best quarterback of this era, Blake Bortles must now take on another team who has given him problems in the past this Sunday. That team, of course, is the Jacksonville Jaguars’ most despised rival in the Tennessee Titans.
Bortles will enter Sunday’s game with a 3-5 record against the Titans, which includes a 1-3 record against them in his last two seasons and an 0-2 blemish that was largely considered the worst part of 2017’s phenomenal season. In those last two meetings, most would agree that he didn’t play particularly well, averaging a completion percentage of 51.47. Additionally, he was only able to register one passing touchdown, while also accumulating four of his 13 interceptions on the season against them.
When considering the aforementioned figures, what it simply boils down to is Bortles making the throws and taking care of the football, which is something he proved he can do this past Sunday. In their last few meetings, the Titans’ game plan wasn’t exactly an elaborate one as they stacked the box, eliminated the impact of Leonard Fournette, and dared Bortles to throw at them. He wasn’t effective in challenging them in the process and it resulted in an Week 2 and Week 17 loss for the...