Tennessee Titans (8-4) at Arizona Cardinals (5-7)
|Date & Time||Sunday December 10, 2017, 4:05 PM (EST)|
The Line: Arizona Cardinals +3 -- Over/Under: 44
The Tennessee Titans and Arizona Cardinals meet Sunday in NFL action at U of Phoenix Stadium.
The Tennessee Titans look for their third straight victory here to keep their lead in the AFC South. The Tennessee Titans have split their last six road games. Marcus Mariota is completing 63.2 percent of his passes for 2,423 yards, 10 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. Mariota has one or less touchdown passes in seven of his last eight games. Delanie Walker and Rishard Matthews have combined for 1,302 receiving yards and five touchdowns Eric Decker has 37 receptions. The Tennessee Titans ground game is averaging 122.1 yards per contest, and Derrick Henry leads the way with 629 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Tennessee is allowing 25.3 points and 330.4 yards per game. Wesley Woodyard leads the Tennessee Titans with 99 tackles, Derrick Morgan has 7.5 sacks and Kevin Byard has six interceptions.
The Arizona Cardinals look to play spoiler with a victory after losing five of their last eight games. The Arizona Cardinals have split their last six home games. Blaine Gabbert is completing 59.6 percent of his passes for 719 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions. Gabbert has a QBR of 37.2 this season and is coming off a game in which he had a QBR of 13.1. Larry Fitzgerald and J.J. Nelson have combined for 1,296 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Jaron Brown has 25 receptions. The Arizona Cardinals ground game is averaging 76.6 yards per contest, and Adrian Peterson leads the way with 448 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Arizona is allowing 25.8 points and 330.3 yards per game. Tyvon Branch leads the Arizona Cardinals with 69 tackles, Chandler Jones has 13 sacks and Antoine Bethea has three interceptions.
The Titans are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 road games, 17-36-4 ATS in their last 57 games on grass and 19-42-4 ATS in their last 65 games overall. The Cardinals are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games on grass, 6-14-1 ATS in their last 21 home games and 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The under is 13-5 in Cardinals last 18 home games and the over is 17-8-1 in Titans last 26 games on grass.
The Tennessee Titans don't play sexy and will make you sweat in terms of covering, but they're a team that's still playing for a division title and has won six of their last seven games. The Arizona Cardinals have scored 21 or less points in eight of their last 10 games and aren't making life any easier for their quarterback with a limited ground game. The Titans defense should have a field day in this game and give Mariota and company many chances to put easy points on the board. The Cardinals are just too limited on the offensive end to pick them against playoff caliber teams. If you're taking the free field goal, you're basically saying Arizona will win the football game. I'm not there. Give me the Titans.