Tennessee Titans @ Baltimore Ravens
Saturday Dec 11, 2020 at 8:15 pm
Opening Line: Baltimore -9 with a total of 47
Projected weather: 59 degrees, cloudy, 20% chance of light showers with wind gusting out of the S at 11-16 mph
- Tennessee (10-7 SU, 10-7 ATS) advanced to this week’s Divisional Playoff round by beating New England 20-13 in last week’s Wild Card game. The Titans offense has blossomed since Ryan Tannehill replaced Marcus Mariota in Week 7. In the last 10 games of the regular season he has 26 touchdowns 22 passing and 4 running. During that time only Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson has had more, with 30. Tannehill led the NFL with a 117.5 passer rating. Rookie wide receiver A.J. Brown had 52 catches for 1,051 yards and eight touchdowns while averaging 20.2 yards per catch.
- RB Derrick Henry has been on a roll in his last seven games averaging 154 yards rushing per game. The 6’3” 247- pound Henry won the rushing title this year by running for 1,540 yards. If he can run for 180 or more yards against the Ravens Saturday night, he would be the first player to run for at least 180 yards in three straight games, in the regular season or the playoffs, since 1970. Against New England last week, he ran for 182 yards and a touchdown on 34 carries. The Titans can be expected to give the ball to Derrick Henry early and often to try to pound and ground, control the time of possession and keep the ball out of Lamar Jackson’s hands
- The Tennessee defense allowed only 104.5 yards rushing per game which ranked 12th in the NFL.
- Top seeded Baltimore (14-2 SU, 10-5-1 ATS) comes into this game riding a 12-game winning streak. The offense led by QB Lamar Jackson scored 531 points this season to lead the league. They ran for a total of 3,296 yards to set an all time NFL record. The Ravens have outscored the opposition 128-31 in the first quarter this season.
- TE Mark Andrews led the team with 64 catches and 10 touchdowns. Raven RB Mark Ingram was limited in practice during the week as a result of a calf injury. Backup RB Gus Edwards could see more carries this week to complement Lamar Jackson who set an NFL record for a quarterback rushing for 1,206 yards. He also threw 36 touchdown passes this season and had 25 with only one interception over the final 8 games.
- Baltimore has the NFL’s third ranked scoring defense giving up just 17.6 points per game. They also ranked in the top five in rushing yards allowed with 93.4 and total yards allowed with 300.6. Safety Earl Thomas and CB Marcus Peters are two of twelve Pro Bowl selections for the Ravens.