Birds’ Eye View: PREVIEW – Eagles-Titans

The Philadelphia Eagles (10-1) are home again Sunday to face the Tennessee Titans (7-4). With two heavy run-based teams, it will be an important day for both defenses to help control their team’s destiny moving forward.

The last time these two teams met, it wasn’t pretty for the Eagles. The Titans won in overtime, 26-23. On the bright side, the Eagles only held Derrick Henry to 24 rushing yards.

Things look much different for both teams than they did in 2018. Both teams lost key players and gained others. The one thing that stayed the same is their impeccable run game by both running backs and their quarterback. This aided in the success for both teams this season.

A win might not do much for the Tennessee Titans right now, but it will be a crucial part of the two scenarios needed in order for the Eagles to clinch a playoff spot.

In addition to the Eagles winning, one scenario is that the Commanders lose, Seahawks lose or tie and the 49ers lose or tie – as long as both teams don’t tie. A second scenario is that the Commanders could tie as long as the Seahawks and 49ers lose.

Eagles’ Keys to Success

  • Control the clock.
  • Stop the run – including the QB.

Titans’ Keys to Success

  • Tire out the defense.
  • Stop the run – including the QB.

Eagles Injury Report

CJ Gardner-Johnson (kidney) was officially put on the Injured Reserve list and is therefore out for Sunday’s game.

Robert Quinn (knee) is out for Sunday’s game.

Titans Injury Report

Denico Autry (knee) is out for Sunday’s game. 

Elijah Molden (groin) is out for Sunday’s game.

Jeffery Simmons (ankle) is questionable for Sunday’s game.

Cody Hollister (neck) is out for Sunday’s game.

Hassan Haskins (hip) is questionable for Sunday’s game.

Betting Models:

Spread: Eagles -4.5 (-110), Titans +6.5 (-110)

O/U 44.5 (-100)

Eagles ML: -210

ML: +170

Prediction: Eagles 31-27

The Philadelphia Eagles end up being the better team in this matchup, therefore I see them taking another win tomorrow. The Titans, however, are not an easy team and will keep it close.

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