Back again, week 10 style! It's your Music City Miracles' Predictions from the Contributors. After a disappointing game last week in which none of MCM's genius contributors were even close, we look to turn around our fortunes against the struggling Redskins. Our only winner last week was Matty I from The Phinsider, as he was the only one who picked the Dolphins to win. Sidebar: How the hell did the Titans lose that ballgame last week? The Dolphins looked terrible last night. And they owned us. Oh well, time to move on. Let's jump right into it!
It's no big news that the Redskins looked horrific on Monday night. Their defense looked pathetic and allowed 59 points. Now think about this: that defense that allowed 59 points will be without two starters in the secondary, cornerback Carlos Rogers and safety Laron Landry. The Titans should be able to score a ton of points against the league's worst statistical defense. I expect Randy Moss to be very involved in this game, having his best game of the season to this point against the worst passing defense he has faced all season. I really expect a blowout in favor of the Titans. It doesn't seem the Redskins have any way of stopping this offense.
Titans 44-Redskins 21
After an ugly week 9 loss, the Titans look to get back in the win column against a not so great Redskin team. The Redskins are going to be worse off than any game yet with the loss of two key defenders, but I am trying very hard not to get as excited for this game as I did last week. I expect our offense to play much better, as VY has gotten plenty of practice time and is now the clear number one. Oh, and THROW THE DAMN BALL TO #84. Maybe we will see some of that this week. I also hope that our defense does not get Chris Cooley an extension after this game. Come on Titans, lets cap off that NFC East domination. Titans 42-Redskins 13
Bounce. Back. Game. The Titans aren't as bad as they looked last week, and they probably aren't as good as they'll look this week. I expect big games from VY, Randy Moss, CJ2K and a career day from Jared Cook with Stevens out. The D will force turnovers. Titans 38-Redskins 14
The Redskins are bad on defense, like worse than the Texans bad. The Titans offense should have a field day in this game. Expect CJ's best day of the year and some balls actually thrown to Randy Moss. Their offense isn't terrible, but they aren't really good either. I don't see them getting more than 17 points.
Titans 34-Redskins 17
The Titans look to get back on track against the Redskins. Washington is coming off a crushing loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night and will come into Nashville following a short week of practice. Tennessee should have success in the run and pass game as Washington ranks 23rd in total DVOA. I expect the Titans will jump off to an early lead, and play ball control for most of the second half.
Titans 20-Redskins 10
hal (the prodigal contributor returns!)
The Tennessee Titans will definitely beat the Washington Redskins, but I can't decide by how much. Part of me feels like they have a good shot to win running away, but another part of me remembers that the Titans' have a weak interior o-line, and they have Albert Haynesworth. Thankfully, Mike Shanahan doesn't have much interest in making sure his best players are in a position to give maximum contributions. The question really then boils down to how big Chris Cooley's career day is going to be. Assuming they can keep him under 15 catches and 200 yards (doable?) Titans 31-Redskins 17
Kevin Ewoldt, our special guest from Hogs Haven
If there's one thing I know, it's never bet ON a bad defense. Nothing good will come out of the worst rushing defense in the NFL (Redskins 5.0 yards per carry) with tackling problems facing the #1 rusher in the NFL. To add to the drama, the Redskins pass rush has been non-existent.
The only way the Redskins win this game is if the Titans beat themselves. I'm still in shock off a BYE the Redskins were THAT flat vs Philly. Now, they're coming off a short week (no practice in pads until Thursday) and have to go on the road and face a team that has swept the NFC East so far. I'm digging into my 401K to bet against the Skins this week.