The WASHINGTON and the TENNESSEE will both be gunning for a victory on 12/22/2018 at 4:30 PM when they meet in a game matchup.
WASHINGTON REDSKINS vs TENNESSEE TITANS
When: 4:30 PM ET, Saturday, December 22, 2018
Where: Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
|107||WASHINGTON||-10 (-110)||37.5 (-110)||325
TV: 4:30 PM
PREDICTION: TENNESSEE , WASHINGTON
Oddsmakers currently have the TENNESSEE listed as -10 point favorites versus the WASHINGTON, while the game’s total is sitting at 37.5.
The Tennessee Titans have thrust themselves back in the mix for a postseason berth on the strength of a three-game winning streak. The Titans vie for a clean sweep of the NFC East representatives on Saturday when they host the Washington Redskins at Nissan Stadium.
Bruising running back Derrick Henry followed up a franchise-best 238-yard, four-touchdown performance in Tennessee’s 30-9 win over Jacksonville on Dec. 6 by recording a career-high 33 carries for 170 yards and two scores in Sunday’s 17-0 victory over the New York Giants. Henry broke fellow former Heisman Trophy winner Earl Campbell’s previous franchise-best two-game benchmark of 405 yards and has an NFL-best 11 touchdowns in his last eight contests. The Titans defense has permitted its foes to convert 5-of-28 third-down attempts over the last two weeks heading into a tilt with Washington, which has overcome a litany of serious injuries to remain in contention for an NFC postseason berth. “You would think we’d be out of the whole thing the way everything’s been going, week in and week out,” cornerback Josh Norman said. “Oh my gosh, this is like a circus. But at the same time, all that doesn’t matter. We are still in this thing.”
TV: 4:30 p.m. ET, NFL Network. LINE: Titans -10. O/U: 37
ABOUT THE REDSKINS (7-7): Making his first NFL start in seven years, journeyman quarterback Josh Johnson engineered a pair of scoring drives in the fourth quarter to help Washington snap a four-game skid with a 16-13 win over Jacksonville on Sunday. The 32-year-old earned another game under center after passing for 151 yards and a score and scampering for 49 more for the Redskins, who likely will lean on the ageless Adrian Peterson against Tennessee’s 12th-ranked rush defense. Jordan Reed’s availability is in question after he missed last week’s win over the Jaguars due to foot and toe injuries. Fellow tight end Jeremy Sprinkle caught all three passes that came his way — including a 6-yard toss for a touchdown.
ABOUT THE TITANS (8-6): Henry’s success on the ground can be traced to the determined effort of an offensive line that is led by tackle Taylor Lewan, who was selected to his third consecutive Pro Bowl this week. Marcus Mariota has benefited by extension, and the quarterback admitted that he’s pleased with the team’s potent ground attack. “I’m the No. 1 fan,” the 25-year-old Mariota said. “… For me, I am all about it. We have to continue to do that. I think it really helps us get into situations where we get in a rhythm, we can do different things. So I love it.” Mariota’s primary target in the passing game continues to be Corey Davis, who has reeled in a touchdown pass in two of his last three home outings.
1. Washington LB Ryan Kerrigan, who had two of his team-leading 11 sacks last week, joined OT Trent Williams in being selected to the Pro Bowl.
2. Tennessee DT Jurrell Casey is heading to the Pro Bowl after collecting a team-best seven sacks this season.
3. Redskins WR Jamison Crowder led the team with four catches for 46 yards last week.
PREDICTION: Titans 19, Redskins 14