Broncos vs Titans matchup preview and current betting lines
The Denver Broncos will come off a bye week and travel to Nashville for a matchup with the Tennessee Titans. Nathaniel Hackett could be coaching for his job, as he’s left a lot to be desired in his first season at the helm, so every game is a must-win for the Broncos from now on.
Russell Wilson has looked slightly better as of late, and the Broncos have more than enough weapons on offense to make an impact once they get into a rhythm. But facing a stout defensive team may not be just what they need right now.
Mike Vrabel has proven to be a solid coach, and he’ll continue to get ugly wins out of the mud regardless of who’s under center. Ryan Tannehill’s status is still in question after missing back-to-back contests, but it’s not like he was balling out, either.
Derrick Henry has continued to establish himself as one of the most dominant forces in the league, and the Titans will run the football down your throat with that elite offensive line. All things considered, this could be an interesting game.
Players to watch:
Greg Dulcich: Greg Dulcich flew under the radar and had to wait to make his season debut due to injury. But he’s proven to be the real deal and a legit red-zone threat. He’s developed a nice rapport with Russell Wilson, and could be a guy to watch for weeks to come.
Derrick Henry: So long for those ‘Derrick Henry is washed’ talks. He’s been dominant and incredibly impressive over the past four weeks or so, and he’s expected to carry the load offensively again, even if Ryan Tannehill is healthy.
Week 10 Predictions: NFL Bet of the week on Broncos vs Titans
The opening Broncos vs Titans spread have the visitors as three-point underdogs. However, we believe they could and should get the straight-up win, after having an extra week to prepare, rest, regroup, and watch film ahead of this matchup.
As solid and consistent as the Titans have been, their offense is quite one-dimensional. The Broncos still boast one of the best defensive units in the league, and their front seven is physical enough to hold their own vs. their O-line.
Russell Wilson has shown glimpses of being the player he once was, and he had an extra week to heal and get back to full strength. There’s no more room for excuses, and he needs to deliver after signing that massive contract extension.
So, while we don’t expect this to be a blowout by any means, we like the chances for the Broncos in this spot. They can control the pace of the game, and will hope the Titans’ running offense is worn out after back-to-back weeks of heavy usage.
The opening Broncos vs Titans odds have this total sitting at just 40 points, which makes perfect sense. The Broncos’ offense has been pedestrian at best, with Wilson failing to establish any sort of chemistry with Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy.
The Broncos have gotten their running backs more involved every week in an attempt to balance their erratic offense, and it has paid off. They’ve been a play-on team when it comes to the under for most of the season.
On the same note, the Titans are expected to lean heavily on the running game even if Tannehill is back behind center. Even if he plays, we don’t expect him to find a lot of success against a stout secondary defense that’ll put plenty of pressure on every dropback.
This game has the makings of a low-scoring affair between two teams whose biggest strength comes on the ground, and who take pride on their defense. We expect the Broncos to head back to mile high with a 20-17 win or something close to that.
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