Even though the Tennessee Titans had a good season, they will miss the Playoff this year. Nobody really thought that this team could be anywhere close to having a winning record, but here they are one game away from either going 9-7 this time or going 8-8 on the season. They were contending for a division until Week 16 when Texans clinched the first position with a win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
Marcus Mariota will be out for this game, and that is a big hit for the Titans. DeMarco Murray will be given the ball a lot on Sunday, and he will be their featured player on offense. He needs to perform well against this tough defense if the Titans want that winning record at the end of the season.
Tom Savage has looked decent in his past two games, but he failed to put up a lot of points gainst the Bengals. They were lucky enough to win that duel against the Bengals as Cincy missed the field goal.
They are not one of the elite squads in the AFC, but they are not playing in a tough division, and they took advantage of this fact. This crew booked their Playoff spot with a 9-6 record, so their priority in this match is going to be to remain healthy.
This is also going to be a good game for Tom Savage as he prepares for the postseason. He needs to get in a groove as that Wild Card weekend will be tough for the Texans. We are picking them to beat this Mariota-less Titans squad 23:21.