Tennessee Titans have thrust themselves back in the mix for a postseason berth on the strength of a three-game winning streak. The Titans vie for a clean sweep of the NFC East representatives on Saturday when they host the Washington Redskins at Nissan Stadium.
Bruising running back Derrick Henry followed up a franchise-best 238-yard, four-touchdown performance in Tennessee's 30-9 win over Jacksonville on Dec. 6 by recording a career-high 33 carries for 170 yards and two scoraes in Sunday's 17-0 victory over the New York Giants(as a -2.5point favorite at intertops). We are still in this thing.“TV: 4:30 p.m. ET, NFL Network. LINE: Titans -10O/U: 37
The 32-year-old earned another game under center after passing for 151 yards and a score and scampering for 49 more for the Redskins, who likely will lean on the ageless Adrian Peterson against Tennessee's 12th-ranked rush defense. Jordan Reed's availability is in question after he missed last week's win over the Jaguars due to foot and toe injuries. Fellow tight end Jeremy Sprinkle caught all three passes that came his way – including a 6-yard toss for a touchdown.
Henry's success on the ground can be traced to the determined effort of an offensive line that is led by tackle Taylor Lewan, who was selected to his third consecutive Pro Bowl this week. Marcus Mariota has benefited by extension, and the quarterback admitted that he's pleased with the team's potent ground attack. “I'm the No. 1 fan,” the 25-year-old Mariota said. “… For me, I am all
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Tennessee Titans (home) vs. Washington Redskins (away)
Current records: Tennessee 8-6-1; Washington 7-7-1
Tennessee will be home for the holidays to greet Washington on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Tennessee have a defense that allows only 18.14 points per game, so Washington's offense will have their work cut out for them.
Tennessee got themselves on the board against the Giants last week, but the Giants never followed suit. They captured a comfortable 17-0 win over the Giants.
Meanwhile, Washington took an ego-bruising loss against the Giants two weeks ago, but they kept their chin up and bounced back last Sunday. Washington skirted past Jacksonville 16-13.
They are the favorite in this one, with an expected 10.5-point margin of victory. They are currently two for two ATS in their most recent games, a trend bettors might want to take into account.
Their wins bumped they to 8-6-1 and Washington to 7-7-1. In their victory, they relied heavily on Derrick Henry, who rushed for 170 yards and 2 touchdowns on 33 carries. Washington will need to find a way to minimize his impact if they want to win.
The Titans are a big 10.5 point favorite against the Redskins.
This season, Tennessee are 8-6-0 against the spread. As for Washington, they are 8-6-0 against the spread
Vegas had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Titans as a 10 point favorite.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last 4 years.