Super wildcard weekend is here, and the Titans are set for a playoff rematch from last year. It’s a familiar playoff foe for Tennessee — the Baltimore Ravens.
The Titans went to Baltimore earlier this year and came away with a dramatic comeback win, capped off by a Derrick Henry touchdown run in overtime. Since that moment, the Ravens are 6-1 and have won five straight games, which is probably why Vegas likes them in this spot.
Baltimore opened as 3.5 point road favorites and remain 3 point favorites as of Saturday morning. The total sits at 54.5 — once again the highest of the weekend. If you’ll remember, Tennessee was about a touchdown underdog to this same team a couple of months ago.
For the Titans, we know the deal by now. It’s going to take at least 30 points to win as this defense continues to struggle. Lamar Jackson, who hit 1,000 yards rushing on the year last week, should find plenty of room to operate on Sunday. Perhaps the good news for the Titans is that the Ravens don’t have a great passing attack, which is really where Tennessee has struggled recently.
Jackson ended the year with just over 2,700 yards passing. He’s thrown for over 200 yards just one time in the past six games, which will present the Titans with a new challenge. Tennessee holds the 19th ranked run defense in the league this year.
Baltimore’s 8th ranked rush defense will test Derrick Henry, but as you saw last year, Henry has already proven he can pretty much take advantage of any defense. Henry ran for 195 yards against the Ravens last year in the playoffs, an effort that Arthur Smith hopes he can replicate on Sunday.
This one feels like it will come down to the final possession again — are you taking the Titans +3?