The Tennessee Titans (7-4, 4-2 Away) and their superb rushing defense are on the road to face the Philadelphia Eagles (10-1, 5-1 Home) and their outstanding ground offense at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday. The Eagles are five-point favorites, and the total is 44.5. Tennessee is coming off a 20-16 loss against the Cincinnati Bengals at Nissan Stadium last Sunday.
Ryan Tannehill was 22 of 34 for 291 yards. Derrick Henry ran 17 times for 38 yards. He added three receptions for 79 yards. Philadelphia beat the Green Bay Packers 40-33 at Lincoln Financial Field last Sunday. Jalen Hurts threw for 153 yards and two touchdowns. He added 157 yards on the ground. DeVonta Smith was targeted nine times, hauling in four receptions for 50 yards.
The teams are meeting in the regular season for the first time since September 2018, a 26-23 win for the Titans.
TALE OF THE TAPE
The Titans are averaging 19.0 points per game for the season, 26th in the NFL, and they are facing an Eagles defense that has surrendered 19.6 PPG (9th). Meanwhile, Philadelphia has scored 27.6 points a game this season, third in the league, and Tennessee is allowing 18.6 PPG (8th).
The Titans rank as one of the league’s worst teams in passing yards per game (192.8, 29th), while they are 12th in rushing yards (122.9). They will face a particularly tough test through the air, as the Eagles are fifth in the league in passing yards allowed per game (207.2). Against the run, Philadelphia is 18th (120.7).
Philadelphia has been one of the league’s top rushing teams, averaging 162.6 yards per game (3rd), while ranking 20th in passing yards (234.8). Tennessee’s defense has been equally impressive on the ground, as the Titans are 3rd in the league in rushing yards allowed per game (84.6).
Against the pass, the Titans are 31st (286.5).Tennessee has found the end zone on 67% of trips to the red zone this season, fifth most in the NFL, making the most of the relatively few 2.7 trips a game (31st). Philadelphia ranks as the most productive red zone offense in the league, scoring a touchdown on 73% of the team’s possessions inside the 20.
Through nine games, Ryan Tannehill has thrown for 10 touchdowns (4 INT) and 219.6 yards per game to lead Tennessee in passing. In four away games this season, he has five TDs (3 INT) and an average of 192.0 yards passing.
Derrick Henry leads the team in rushing with an average of 95.3 yards a game over 11 games. He has 10 touchdowns on the ground. Robert Woods is the Titans’ leading receiver with 31.9 yards a game and one TD. Jalen Hurts has 17 passing touchdowns (3 INT) with 232.7 yards per game through 11 games to lead Philadelphia.
In six home games this season, he has thrown for 11 TDs (3 INT) and an average of 217.5 yards. Miles Sanders has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 81.8 yards a game through 11 games.
He has eight touchdowns. A.J. Brown has been the primary target in the Eagles’ aerial attack. He has seven touchdowns and a 75.5 yard per game average through 11 appearances. A.J. Brown is averaging 7.8 targets per game (4.8 receptions).
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Philadelphia Eagles (-210)
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