2007 Season NFL Football Past Picks
January 06, 2008
Tennessee at San Diego
Sunday 01/06 04:30 PM Eastern
3 units on Game Total UNDER 39.5 -110 RESULT: win
These teams met in Tennessee a few weeks back and the game was described by both players and coaches alike as the most physical game of the year. We certainly don't expect anything less here. The Titans have been good defensively, but certainly have not been "playoff caliber" on offense. With the starting QB up in the air, it adds more risk on that side of the ball for the Titans. This team has struggled to put points on the board, and has scored 20 or less in 12 of 16 games including 8 of their last 10. Be it Collins or Young who gets the start, the offense just doesn't sustain drives. They managed just 240 yards against the Chargers in their OT loss. San Diego has not been the same offense this season. Phillip Rivers has been personally responsible for 21 turnovers so it's hard to trust San Diego ATS here, especially given the expected weather. San Diego ran Tomlinson all game against the Titans and he got most of his yards late. We expect them to pound it again, trying to wear down the Titan defense, which seemed to work in their earlier match-up. The Titans did the same running LenDale White 30 times at the Charger defense. That first game featured 67 total running attempts, and this game will likely equal or surpass that number as the teams try to keep their vulnerable QB's from making a game changing mistake. This game has a grind it out, clock burning signature to it, and with playoff intensity, we expect this one to fall short of the total.