Found October 16, 2013 on The Farm Club:
When it comes underdogs, the NFL is full of them. Take a look at the Kansas City Chiefs who are surging at 6-0. Give the New England Patriots credit for being 5-1 after being decimated by injuries. And don’t count out the Tennessee Titans, despite their 3-3 record. While it may seem like the Titans’ hopes have been dashed as of late due to the injury to quarterback Jake Locker, this team is still full of vitality, as seen in their most recent match-ups. Last weekend they fell to the Seattle Seahawks 20-13, but anyone who watched that game will tell you that the Titans gave them a run for their money. At the end of the day, it was the defense’s lack of ability to control the mobile Russell Wilson that eventually lost the game for Tennessee (along with a turnover or two). However, there’s much to be said about this team, which has come a long way since its struggles in 2012. Now, the Titans will (likely) need to go one more week without Locker at the helm against the San Francisco 49ers. Although the Niners are the 4-point favorites as of Wednesday afternoon, don’t rule out this feisty Tennessee squad. Both teams are averaging a reasonable amount of yardage per game – the 49ers at 332 yards, and the Titans at 302 yards. However, the big difference comes in the run game – the 49ers have managed to rack up an average of 141 rushing yards each game, while the Titans have only hit 108 yards, despite having Chris Johnson in the backfield. If Tennessee is going to win against the Niners this weekend, they’ll need help from CJ2K. The crowd at LP Field should help Tennessee, which is desperate for a win. Head coach Mike Munchak stressed earlier this week that his team is in trouble if they drop three straight heading into their BYE in Week 8. While the assumption right now is that Locker will be back after the BYE, it will still be tough for the young quarterback to turn the team around if it’s on a devastating losing streak. The post Tennessee Titans: Can Tennessee Get Done Against The Niners? appeared first on The Farm Club.
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