The Titans just knocked off the GOAT. Is the MVP next? Play the Titan Up Playoff Edition this week as Tennessee travels to Baltimore to take on Lamar Jackson and the Ravens. Free to enter, $1,000 cash prize.
Game Details: Titans vs Ravens | Time: Saturday, 7:15 p.m. CT | Location: M&T Bank Stadium | TV: CBS
To score a perfect card, players must predict the following main markets, game props and player props:
-Titans (+9.5) vs Ravens (-9.5)
-Over/Under 46.5 Points Scored
-Highest Scoring Quarter
-Derrick Henry Rushing Yards O/U 92.5
-Lamar Jackson Total Offensive Yards O/U 287.5
-Ryan Tannehill Passing Yards O/U 222.5
-Titans Defensive Sacks O/U 1.5
-First Team to 10 Points
Tiebreaker: Total Point Prediction
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Record: 10-7 (6-3 Road)
ATS: 10-7 (6-3 Road)
Record: 14-2 (7-1 Home)
ATS: 10-6 (4-4 Home)
- After losing by two touchdowns at home to the Browns in Week 4, the Ravens ripped off 12 straight wins to close out the regular season. Dominant victories included a 17-point win over the Patriots, a 34-point drubbing of the Texans, and a 39-point shellacking of the Rams.
- The Ravens are 12-11 all-time against the Titans, including a 13-10 win the last time these two teams met in the postseason in 2009.
- The game may come down to Derrick Henry vs. the Ravens’ top 5 rushing defense, which allowed an average of 93.4 yards per game in the regular season.
- This is the eighth matchup between a conference #1 and #6 seed since 2013. #1 seeds are 8-0 in those games, but only 3-4-1 against the spread.
QUARTERBACK: Lamar Jackson is the sure-fire MVP after putting together one of the most entertaining seasons in NFL history. He’s the first quarterback to throw for 30+touchdowns and rush for 1,000 yards in a single season, he has more touchdowns than the Ravens punter has puts, blah blah blah. Long story short — this guy is almost impossible to stop. Ryan Tannehill doesn’t have to outplay Jackson. He’ll need to manage the game well and take shots with the play-action game to keep the Ravens defense honest.
RUNNING BACK: Derrick Henry has emerged as a superstar in this league after almost single-handedly taking down the greatest dynasty in NFL history. Henry broke Eddie George’s franchise postseason record last week with 182 rushing yards on 34 carries. The formula for the Titans is very clear: hand it off to #22 as many times as possible to control the tempo and shorten the game. Henry will have to be special if Tennessee hopes to pull off another shocking upset. For the Ravens, Mark Ingram, who went over 1,000 rushing yards for the third time in his career this season, is working back from a calf injury he suffered in Week 16. Coach Jon Harbaugh assured the media that Ingram will be ready for the Ravens playoff run. When healthy, the combination of Jackson and Ingram makes for the best rushing attack in the league.
WIDE RECEIVER: Both teams have done a good job spreading the ball around to their playmakers this season. The Titans have found their #1 option for the foreseeable future in A.J. Brown, who topped 1,000 receiving yards with eight touchdowns in his rookie campaign. Tight end Jonnu Smith has become one of Tannehill’s favorite targets due to his ability to gain yardage after the catch. The Ravens receiving corp is led by Pro Bowl tight end Mark Andrews. The Oklahoma grad finished 2019 with 852 yards and 10 touchdowns. Andrews is complemented on the outside by rookie wide receiver Marquise Brown, who has the explosiveness to take the top off the defense. Look for Jackson to mix in some deep balls to Brown throughout the game.
DEFENSE: The Ravens have been impressive on both sides of the ball, ranking fourth in total defense during the regular season with 300.6 yards allowed per game. Baltimore is led up front by defensive end Matt Judon, who is in position for a hefty salary increase after racking up 9.5 sacks and four forced fumbles in a contract year. The secondary has been elite as well thanks to Pro Bowlers Marlon Humphrey (3 interceptions) and newly acquired Marcus Peters (5 INTs). The Titans will have to rely on their strong linebacker corp to contain Jackson and the read option. Logan Ryan, Rashaan Evans, and Jayon Brown all tallied over 100 tackles this season. The return of cornerback Adoree Jackson from injury last week will be big as he should shadow deep threat Marquise Brown throughout the game.
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