Cincinnati plays the role of visitor against Tennessee (-4.5, 40.5) with a scheduled 1:00 p.m. ET kickoff at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. As the Titans continue to regain their health they are becoming a more consistent and balanced team. Tennessee is looking to win their fourth straight against a struggling and desperate Cincinnati troupe on Sunday. Early Kick NFL Free Pick: Bengals at Titans.
This year’s version of the Andy Dalton offense has been nothing short of anemic. The Bengals have been ridiculously inept running the football. Rookie Joe Mixon leads the team in rushing with just 284 yards and with that comes less than 3 yards per carry on average. Wide out A.J. Green has been invisible because the offense can’t establish any form of a rushing attack and the defense isn’t forcing three-and-outs nor turnovers.
The Titans are competing for a division title. They play a physical AFC North opponent for the third straight week. And while Tennessee has done little to impress on either side of the ball the last month but they continue to win. The Titans defeated an injury plagued Indianapolis Colts club four weeks ago. They followed that victory with wins over Cleveland and Baltimore by three points each and their “W” against the winless Browns took overtime.
The team’s success in Nashville is undisputed. The Titans have won seven of their last eight home events including three straight. Quarterback Marcus Mariota is fully recovered from a hamstring injury and been at his best playing at Nissan Stadium. Mariota has thrown 16 touchdown passes against three interceptions in his last nine games in Nashville.
Neither the Titan’s defense nor the offense has been consistent this year but both continue to get healthy which is key entering the late November and December portion of the schedule.
Cincinnati is 8-14-1 straight up and 9-14 against the spread in Dalton’s last twenty-three starts. When Marvin Lewis and Dalton square off against teams with a winning percentages of .501 or better the two have combined to go 2-8-1 SU and 3-8 ATS in the team’s last 11 contests.
While the Titans have not excelled at getting to the quarterback this season they should find success today against a scuffling Bengals offensive line. The Titans rank 29th in the league in sacks. But Jurrell Casey and Derrick Morgan have an opportunity to improve that ranking against a down-and-out Cincinnati offensive line.
The growth of Titans’ rookie wide receiver Corey Davis shows itself today. The long and lanky Davis will likely receive man-coverage from a much smaller cornerback Adam Jones. Expect to see Mariota utilize Davis’ size with a large number of targets in his rookie receivers direction today taking advantage of the size mismatch.
Early Kick NFL Free Pick: Bengals at Titans
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