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Titans vs. Jaguars 2015 live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch online

Colorblind viewers may not be the only ones unable to watch "Thursday Night Football" this week.

For the second week in a row, the NFL will force two of its teams to wear monochromatic uniforms as part of the league's "color rush" initiative. This time, the matchup shouldn't infuriate the colorblind. The Tennessee Titans dress up in a Smurf-like all-blue getup to take on the sepia-themed Jacksonville Jaguars.

Despite their 2-7 record, the Titans stand only two games out of the lead in the AFC South. While a second-half resurgence may seem unlikely, starting quarterback Marcus Mariota could help push the team into the conversation. Mariota has exceeded most of the external expectations for his rookie year, completing over 65 percent of his passes and averaging 8 yards per attempt. He also has a favorable 13:6 touchdown-to-interception ratio. The quarterback still exhibits occasional discomfort in the pocket, but his transition from Oregon's spread system has gone better than anyone could have reasonably expected.

While Mariota looks like a cornerstone piece, the Titans are still trying to find the right person to guide the team. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt received his walking papers two weeks ago and few view interim replacement Mike Mularkey as a potential solution. After losing to the Carolina Panthers, 27-10, Mularkey used much of his press time to complain about Cam Newton's celebratory tactics. Mularkey has previously served as head coach with the Buffalo Bills and Jaguars. Barring an unlikely turn of events, he likely won't get a third full-time gig with the Titans.

Meanwhile, the Jaguars also remain in the hunt for the AFC South crown. At 3-6 with games against the Indianapolis Colts and Houston Texans remaining, Jacksonville sits in good position to make up ground if it can get its act together. That starts with quarterback Blake Bortles, who has made some strides this season but continues to struggle with consistency. On the year, Bortles has already tossed 11 interceptions, putting him on pace for nearly 20 over 16 games. At the same time, the signal caller has thrown for 19 touchdowns, eight more than his total from 2014. If Bortles can continue to get the ball into the end zone while avoiding costly turnovers, the Jacksonville offense may have enough firepower to compete in the division.

However, even if Bortles makes progress, it means little if the Jaguars' defense continues to yield massive point totals. Only two teams have allowed more points per game than Jacksonville's 28.3. There don't appear to be any easy fixes, either. Over halfway through the year, Gus Bradley's defense has only managed 19 sacks and few non-sack pressures. The unit also just lost interior lineman Sen'Derrick Marks to a season-ending triceps injury, further limiting the pass rush.

It increasingly seems that the Jaguars will have to start winning shootouts if they are to compete for a playoff spot this year, a big ask for a team lacking experience. Both in a division where every team has a losing record, both the Titans are Jags are still alive for the AFC South crown -- especially for whichever side comes out on top Thursday night.

How to Watch

When: 8:25 p.m. ET

Where: EverBank Field, Jacksonville, Fla.

TV: NFL Network

Announcers: Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson

OnlineNFL GamePass