Preview: The Philadelphia Eagles host the Tennessee Titans looking to improve to 11-1 on the season
The Philadelphia Eagles will host the Tennessee Titans on Sunday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field.
The Eagles have managed to win two straight after suffering their first loss of the season to the Washington Commanders on Sunday Night Football. They earned a hard fought win on the road two weeks ago 17-16 before returning home to beat the Green Bay Packers 40-33 last Sunday Night and currently hold a two-game lead on the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East, a team they will face on the road Christmas Eve.
Miles Sanders had his best performance of the season last week against Green Bay, accumulating 143 rushing yards. Sanders now has 900 rushing yards and eight touchdowns on the season, averaging 5.1 yards per carry.
The Titans will enter tomorrow looking to rebound from a 20-16 loss at home to the Cincinnati Bengals, but still hold a comfortable lead atop the AFC South, winning seven out of their last nine games, which included a hard fought overtime loss on the road to the Kansas City Chiefs.
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Ryan Tannehill racked up 291 yards passing last week and is in the midst of another solid season behind center for the Titans. The 34-year old quarterback has totaled 1976 passing yards with a 10:4 touchdown to interception ratio.
Of course, the Titans offense is powered by their running game, with Derrick Henry leading a strong rushing attack for the Tennessee. However, over the last few weeks, Henry has been contained, gaining just 53 yards on the ground agains the Broncos and 38 yards rushing against the Bengals last week.
Tomorrow’s game will be a test of both team’s defenses. The Titans defense has earned them to a few wins already this season by holding the Colts to 10 points, the Chiefs to 20 points, and the Packers to just 17 points.
The weakness in the Titans defense comes while defending the passing attack. They are ranked 31st in that category, while their rushing defense is ranked 3rd. Tennessee has allowed 19 passing touchdowns through 11 games.
The Eagles need to come out overly aggressive, attacking the Titans young secondary early and often.
Jalen Hurts completed just 57% of his passes last week for 153 yards and two touchdowns and will certainly be looking to exploit the Titans’ secondary much more efficiently than he did against the Packers. Hurts, as we all know, ran himself into the history books last weekend, piling up 157 rushing yards against the Packers, 102 of which game in the first quarter alone.
The Eagles defense has squandered over the past few weeks allowing 30 or more points in two out of their last three games. The pass defense is ranked 2nd while the rush defense is 18th, so you can certainly expect the Titans to work a healthy does of King Henry into their offensive game plan tomorrow afternoon.
Tennessee Titans at Philadelphia Eagles – 1:00PM – Lincoln Financial Field – Philadelphia, PA
|Tennessee Titans||+4.5 (-106)||+180||O 44.5 (-110)|
|Philadelphia Eagles||-4.5 (-114)||-215||U 44.5 (-110)|
Prediction: I really like the over sitting at a low 44.5 points. The Eagles high-powered offense should be able to find ways to score against the Titans, while Tennessee can certainly score enough points to hit the over.
I also think Eagles -4.5 (-114) will be a LOCK.