Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota performed well in a year ago’s gathering versus the Ravens, finishing 19-of-28 goes for 218 yards and two touchdowns in a win. Be that as it may, it’s another year, and another week, and Baltimore is indeed forceful on safeguard, positioned third in the NFL. Multi week subsequent to lighting it up against the Eagles, the Titans battled on offense a week ago in Buffalo. The Titans neglected to get at last zone, turned the ball more than three times, and just never took care of business. The Titans will require a greater day from No.8 and Co. on Sunday.
More from the Tight Ends?
Alright, so the Titans tight finishes have been imperceptible as of late, beside doing the grimy work as blockers. In the previous two weeks, the Titans haven’t gotten a solitary catch from the position gathering. Five diversions into the season, the Titans have only seven gets consolidated from tight finishes Luke Stocker (5-63) and Jonnu Smith (2-21). Titans hostile facilitator Matt LaFleur said for this present week he needs to complete a superior occupation of getting the tight finishes more included. Will it happen promptly, and may tight end Anthony Firkser, advanced prior in the week, be in the blend?
Senior member Pees handshakes
I’m putting the over-under on Dean Pees handshakes at 31 ½ – with the ½ being the likelihood of a clench hand knock and not an undeniable shake. Pees, in his first season as cautious facilitator with the Titans, filled in as DC with the Ravens from 2012-17 preceding resigning, and after that reemerging in Tennessee. Pees recognized it will be an extraordinary diversion for him against his previous group. Obviously what’s most essential is the thing that occurs in the amusement. How Pees approaches endeavoring to win – and the amount he chooses to weight Ravens QB Joe Flacco – will intrigue.
Maybe one of the greatest amazements encompassed the Titans has been the resistance’s battles against the run. After five diversions the Titans are positioned 26th in the NFL in surging yards permitted, permitting 123.2 yards for every amusement. A week ago, the group missed 14 handles. The Ravens haven’t been extraordinary running the ball (positioned twentieth) however running back Alex Collins has 217 yards on the ground, and Javorius Allen has contributed with 96 yards. Quarterback Lamar Jackson has 72 yards himself. The Titans would prefer not to give Baltimore a chance to go ahead.
Flacco and the Ravens had their own issues a week ago in Cleveland – they were held out of the end zone in a 12-9 misfortune. Be that as it may, the Ravens have a few dangers, and Flacco has an extremely solid arm. Beneficiaries Michael Crabtree (24-250-1), Willie Snead IV (23-253-3) and John Brown (19-396-3) will test Tennessee’s auxiliary, potentially profound. Titans cornerback Malcolm Butler has been blameworthy of giving a few beneficiaries a chance to get behind him, and the safeguard can’t bear to give that a chance to happen Sunday. The hunch here is security Kevin Byard gets his first pick of the season on Sunday – he got Flacco twice a year ago.
Alright, permit me a minute to go through a world of fond memories. Going back to my first season covering the Titans in 1999, there will never be been a competition that coordinated Titans versus Ravens in the mid 2000s. Every one of the fights with Eddie George and Ray Lewis, the smack-talking, the playoff recreations, man, we’ve all observed some fun amusements. Furthermore, they’ve proceeded, from Steve McNair coming back to Tennessee as a Raven in 2006, to the Titans winning in Baltimore amid a 10-0 begin in ’08, to the playoff amusement later that season. These groups played a decent one final year. So what’s in store for this Sunday? It merits watching to discover what could leave another stamp in the arrangement.