Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry continued their roll through the AFC last Sunday with a convincing win over the Oakland Raiders. It was a spot where a typical Titans team would seem to let you down, but this group keeps proving to be anything but typical.
Tennessee has won six of their last seven games, storming back into the playoff hunt — perhaps playing hotter than anyone else in the league right now. But if they want to finish the job, they’re going to have their work cut out for them over the final three weeks.
With the AFC South now back in play, the Titans will get a visit from the Houston Texans on Sunday afternoon. With both teams sitting at 8-5, this one could make or break your entire season.
In this key game, Vegas likes the Titans at home. Tennessee opened as a three point favorite earlier in the week and that number has held. Vegas is finally reacting to this new look Titans offense, jacking the total up to 51 points for this game.
The Texans tripped up against the Broncos last week, losing 38-24 to open the door even wider for the Titans. Those defensive issues will be put to the test once again on Sunday against an offensive line that’s been playing well, along with a white hot Ryan Tannehill.
Houston ranks 25th in total defense currently. They have a clear weakness defending the pass, ranking 27th in yards allowed through the air per game. The Titans will have opportunities to score plenty of points, the key will be slowing down Deshaun Watson and company on the other side of the ball.
The Texans will bring the 9th ranked offense to town, featuring DeAndre Hopkins and (maybe) Will Fuller. Fuller is listed as questionable on the injury report, which is a big situation to monitor. The Titans should be able to get cornerback LeShaun Sims and Kenny Vaccaro back to try and slow down that offensive attack.
Opportunity continues to present itself to the Titans. Do you feel confident enough to take them -3 on Sunday?