Tennessee Titans vs. San Francisco 49ers Free Pick - 10/20/13
San Francisco 49ers (4-2) at Tennessee Titans (3-3)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 4:05 pm (LP Field)
The Line: Tennessee Titans 4 -- Over/Under: 38.5 See the Latest Odds
The San Francisco Giants visit LP Field to face the Tennessee Titans in week seven action.
After beginning the 2013 campaign at 1-2 the 49ers have ripped off three consecutive victories following a 32-20 win over visiting Arizona. Both sides of the ball have been clicking in the wins which makes this team tough to handle against any one, any where. The San Francisco defense allowed over 400 yardss so it was far from a great performance with Carson Palmer touching them with a 75 yard TD strike to Larry Fitzgerald but they more then made up for it by picking off Palmer twice and recovering a pair of fumbles. The 49ers balanced attack prevailed with Frank Gore rushing for 101 yards on 25 carries while Colin Kaepernick completed 16-29 for 252 yards with touchdowns of 35 and 61 yards with Vernon Davis on the end of both scores while catching eight balls for 180 yards.
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Tennessee is just a game out of the lead in AFC South and week seven might be their opportunity to move in to a tie with the Colts. A win over visiting San Francisco while Indianapolis faces Denver could be just the chance the Titans need. Tennessee has dropped consecutive contests after a 20-13 loss to Seattle which gave the offense just 30 points in those defeats which isn't a shock considering they faced Kansas City and the Seahawks in back to back weeks. The Titans desperately needed to establish a viable rushing attack but failed to do so with Chris Johnson ad Ryan Fitzpatrick rushing for 33 yards apiece on a combined 19 carries. Fitzpatrick found the airways almost as tough, completing 17-29 for 171 yards with a pair of interceptions but in the end the Seahawks balanced attack that produced over 400 yards was the difference despite five fumbles.
Tennessee has a chance to move in to first in the South if the cards fall right but San Francisco can't afford a loss and fall two games behind Seattle in the NFC West. I'm goimg with the 49ers but this is surely not going to be easy...