The Tennessee Titans sit at 3-4 coming off of a trip to London and a bye week. Jon Robinson chose not to add any pieces at the trade deadline, despite a clear need for a receiver or tight end. Unless Robinson has a free agent up his sleeve, Marcus Mariota has what he has.
Next up for the Titans will be the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night. The team will head to Dallas to face a team that faced a similar issues in the passing game. The Cowboys will have a different look for the first time all season against the Titans, debuting Amari Cooper in their offense.
The Cowboys are hoping Cooper can jump start a passing attack that has been stuck in neutral, dating back to last season. Ezekiel Elliott is the catalyst of the Dallas offense, currently sitting with 619 yards rushing on the season.
For the Titans, they’ll just be looking for some sort of consistency on offense. Marcus Mariota looked the best that he’s looked in London since he torched the Eagles, but still, his receivers let him down in key spots. It’s on Corey Davis and Taywan Taylor at this point to figure things out.
The gambling public has obviously noted the Titans’ struggles. Tennessee opened as four point underdogs against the Cowboys on Sunday night. That line quickly has grown to Dallas -7. That’s massive movement over a 48 hour period. The total is set at just 41 points.
Despite the Titans’ struggles, that’s a pretty large line for two 3-4 football teams. It should be tough sledding for Tennessee against Dallas’ third ranked defense, but the Titans are no slouch defensively either. They sit 11th in total defense, facing what has been a struggling offense.
Can the Titans win? Maybe. But I feel a lot more comfortable picking the Titans to cover seven points.