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Tennessee Titans Come Home to Face Bills

Titans Dominate Falcons

The Titans traveled to their friends down South to take on the Falcons in a sparsely played rivalry in the heart of the Southeast. In just the fifth meeting since the turn of the century, the Titans cruised to a 24-10 victory.

After dropping the previous two matchups the Titans took one from the Falcons for the first time since 2007. It was their first win in Atlanta since 2003.

Week 5: Titans Come Home to Face Bills
In Week 4 Marcus Mariota threw 3 first half touchdowns, 2 of which were caught by AJ Brown. (Photo courtesy of wkrn.com).

They bring their record to .500 at 2-2. More importantly, the Titans enter a four-way lock in the AFC South after the Texans and Colts dropped their games. The division remains up for grabs this week.

Offense Strives for Consistency

It’s been a tale of two seasons at times for the offense. Against the Jaguars they fumbled three times, losing just one, while racking up over 100 penalty yards which stalled multiple drives on the day. They were able to dominate time of possession but struggled to score and finish their drives. Marcus Mariota was also sacked nine times.

Last Sunday was an entirely different story. The success started up front where the offensive line didn’t allow a sack all day. Mariota was allowed all kinds of time which led to an 18/27, 227-yard day to go along with three touchdowns. Corey Davis and rookie AJ Brown were the favorite targets combining for 8 catches and 185 yards and three scores.

Derrick Henry ate up 100 yards on the ground, though only averaged 3.7 per carry. The offense took care of the ball and didn’t turn it over once.

Bills Boast Daunting Defense

Week 5: Titans Come Home to Face Bills
The Bills forced 3 turnovers against the Titans last season, two on the ground, on their way to a 13-12 win. (Photo courtesy of stampedeblue.com).

The Titans will look to replicate last Sunday’s results against a strong Buffalo Bills defense. The Bills have allowed the second least total yards per game at 280.8. Their passing defense is a big reason, allowing just under 200 yards per game at 196.5.

They’ve forced 11 turnovers on the season which averages just under three per game. The Bills have recovered four fumbles which is bad news for a Titans offense that has seen it’s fair share of fumbles this season.

The good news is the Bills have just seven sacks on the season. The Titans struggled mightily to protect the quarterback in the first three games but were flawless last week and will look to dominate the line of scrimmage once again.

Prediction: Titans 24, Bills 13

 

 

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