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Titans rookie wide receiver Corey Davis set a career-high with 91 receiving yards on a career-high-tying six catches in a 27-23 loss to the Rams on Sunday at Nissan Stadium, displaying the athleticism and physicality the team coveted when it selected him with the fifth overall pick in the draft.

But that doesn’t get the job done. Not in his mind.

“I expect to put up 100 every game,” Davis said after practice Thursday. “I know that’s probably not going to happen, but that’s just my expectation.”

The Titans (8-7) can secure a second consecutive winning season and their first trip to the playoffs since 2008 by defeating the Jaguars (10-5) in the regular season finale Sunday at Nissan Stadium. Davis will get a second opportunity to produce against the Jaguars’ elite secondary – cornerbacks Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye were both named starters for the Pro Bowl, and the Jags have the No. 1-rated pass defense in the NFL.

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In the first matchup, he didn’t fare so well.

Davis, who set the all-time FBS record for career receiving yards at Western Michigan, had just one catch for four yards and aggravated a hamstring injury in the Titans’ 37-16 victory against the Jaguars on Sept. 17 in Jacksonville. It was his least-productive game since turning pro.

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Davis has 34 catches for 375 yards in 10 games in his first season in the NFL.

“He’s done a lot of good things, really good things,” Titans coach Mike Mularkey said. “He’s understanding a lot of what we’re trying to accomplish. Some of that is just patience in the route running. He still has some improvement he has to go. There were some things in this last game that I know we would like him to do better, but he’s definitely come along. I think Marcus (Mariota) has a much better trust level in him. He’s got a great future.”

Davis’ transition to the NFL hasn’t been easy.

The 6-foot-3, 209-pound receiver missed most of training camp, the entire preseason and five regular season games because of the hamstring injury. He has yet to score his first touchdown, but came close against the Bengals on Nov. 12, when he was stripped at the goal line, fumbling out of bounds for a touchback.
“I’m just starting to get more comfortable, starting to play faster and just kind of getting used to the speed of the game,” Davis said.

Davis’ previous career highs were 69 yards on six catches in his NFL debut in the season opener against the Raiders on Sept. 10.

Davis finally cracking the century mark Sunday, as he expects, could help determine whether the Titans defeat the Jaguars and continue into the postseason.

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“He’s gotten better every single day,” Mariota said. “What’s impressive is he’s working at it very, very hard. He’s grinding it out and when a young guy continues to do that, it’s huge. He’s going to be one of those guys that we can look to, to continue our quest.”