Titans vs Ravens : The Tennessee Titans host the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday at Nissan Stadium. The Titans are coming off a dud in their 13-12 loss to the Buffalo Bills. The Ravens are coming off a 12-9 overtime loss to the Cleveland Browns. Both teams come in at 3-2 on the season. The Titans are 2-0 in the AFC South while the Ravens are 1-2 in the AFC North.
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Date : Sunday, October 14
Start Time : 4:25 PM ET
Titans vs Ravens
Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota performed well in last year’s meeting vs. the Ravens, completing 19-of-28 passes for 218 yards and two touchdowns in a win. But it’s a new year, and a new week, and Baltimore is once again stout on defense, ranked 3rd in the NFL. One week after lighting it up against the Eagles, the Titans struggled on offense last week in Buffalo.
OK, so the Titans tight ends have been invisible in recent weeks, aside from doing the dirty work as blockers. In the past two weeks, the Titans haven’t gotten a single catch from the position group. Five games into the season, the Titans have just seven catches combined from tight ends Luke Stocker (5-63) and Jonnu Smith (2-21). Titans offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur said this week he needs to do a better job of getting the tight ends more involved. Will it happen immediately, and might tight end Anthony Firkser, promoted earlier in the week, be in the mix?
I’m putting the over-under on Dean Pees handshakes at 31 ½ — with the ½ being the possibility of a fist bump and not a full-fledged shake. Pees, in his first season as defensive coordinator with the Titans, served as DC with the Ravens from 2012-17 before retiring, and then resurfacing in Tennessee. Pees acknowledged it will be a special game for him against his former team.
The Tennessee Titans and Baltimore Ravens will square off for the 23rd time on Sunday. It mark 16th time since Tennessee became known as a the Titans in the 1999 season. The teams enter Sunday’s matchup tied at 11 wins a piece in the all-time series. The former AFC Central foes had some battles back in the day, including three memorable playoff battles. Two of the three did not end up as favorable outcomes for the Titans.
The Titans come in averaging 17.4 points a game while giving up 17.2 points a game. The Ravens come in averaging 26.4 points a game while giving up 15.4 points a game. The Titans are averaging 294 yard of offense a game while giving up 333 yards a game. The 294 yard per game on offense are good for 26th overall in the NFL. The 333 per game by the defense are good for eighth overall in the NFL.
Some player notes for Sunday’s matchup. Inside linebacker Jayon Brown aims for third game in a row with at least 10 tackles and a sack on Sunday. Daquan Jones is coming off a career high nine tackles in Sunday’s loss to the Bills. Jurrell Casey had a sack in last November’s win over the Ravens. Wesley Woodyard led the Titans with 14 tackles in last November’s win over the Ravens. The Titans could really, really use Woodyard on Sunday. He’s officially listed as questionable for the game.