Special Preview- Week 11

Tennessee Titans at Baltimore Ravens

Titans: Last Thursday was by far the worst I’ve seen them look. In the first half, they appeared to be in sync. Ryan Tannehill looked to be spreading the ball around to his wide receivers, Derrick was getting his touches early on and the Titans looked strong. The second half was a completely different story because they didn’t show up for the remainder of the football game. The Colts punched them in the mouth and Tennessee couldn’t recover. Give the Colts credit because they were able to limit the running game. Derrick had 103 yards rushing, but they kept him out of the endzone. Now at 6-3, they are still in the thick of a competitive AFC playoff race. A win in this game would’ve been ideal, but sometimes, the ball doesn’t roll how you want it too. Next, they travel to Baltimore for a big game.

Ravens: Last season around this time, they were running away with the top spot in the AFC. They got hot and never looked back. Things may look different this year, but they’re still one of the better teams in the conference. Things didn’t necessarily go as smoothly for them on Sunday night against the New England Patriots. Heading into that game, the key matchup in the game was Lamar Jackson against Bill Belichick. Bill won this time. He takes away what you do best. Lamar wasn’t running around as he’s prone to do because he was contained. Now, the Ravens are 6-3 and still looking up to the Steelers in the division. This is still one of the best defensive teams in the league. They return home on Sunday looking to bounce back.

Titans X-Factor: Corey Davis– He was the number one receiver at one time. Then came A.J. Brown. This is one of the other weapons that Ryan can turn too. Corey is a fluid route runner that can embarrass a defensive back, catch the ball, then move up the field.

Ravens X-Factor: Patrick Queen– I loved his game with LSU. Also, I think he can be the next great linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens. He plays sideline to sideline, drops back in coverage then he can come in as a run stopper. He’s adapted nicely.

Final Thoughts: They last met in the playoffs and the Titans stunned the world. Ten months later, here’s the rematch. Baltimore will take a page out of the Colts book. Sit on the line of scrimmage and stop that run. Henry ran all over them in January. The Titans will do all they can to keep Lamar in the pocket. Limit the running on first and second down and make him pass it down the field.

Prediction: Ravens 24 Titans 21

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