Week 3 of those 2019 NFL preseason favorite Tennessee Titans in Nashville and comes using a game between the Pittsburgh Steelers to an end on Sunday night.
Steelers (2-0) at Titans (1-1)
Sunday, 8 p.m. ET (NBC)
Free NFL Pick: Titans ATS
Recommended Sportsbook: Bovada
We are used to watching NFL activity on Sundays? Well, one Sunday match in Week 3 and it’ll be the last day of Sunday NFL before Week 1 of the regular season. That is because all teams play on Thursday at Week 4. The Pittsburgh Steelers go to the Tennessee Titans to shut 3.
Both finished last season and missed the playoffs. The Titans would have promised a Wild-Card spot if they’d won Week 17 at home vs. Indianapolis, however, the Colts were clearly exceptional and rolled to a 33-17 victory. Beginning Titans QB Marcus Mariota overlooked the match injured and Blaine Gabbert was awful in his position.
Pittsburgh had a Baltimore property loss to Cleveland and a Week 17 win over Cincinnati to accept the AFC North. Pittsburgh did its job with a 16-13 victory — without star receiver Antonio Brown in his final act of defiance with all the franchise. However, the Ravens and a win over the Browns did not collaborate.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is a solid 30-22 within his preseason career and 2-0 this season despite not enjoying starting QB Ben Roethlisberger yet. The Steelers played with their first two in the home, edging Tampa Bay 30-28 at Week 1 and then beating Kansas City 17-7 final week. Going by Tomlin’s history, Big Ben and a bit ought to play with on Sunday. Joshua Dobbs and Mason Rudolph are competing for the task, together with most covering the Steelers believing Rudolph is currently leading.
Titans coach Mike Vrabel is 1-1 this year — Tennessee has yet to acquire a home exhibition game. The Titans dropped 22-17 at home to New England but led most of the game and subsequently were first Week 1 winners at Philadelphia 27-10. A TD pass won it . Could although mariota and the Titans first-team crime has only played four series so far the whole first half of this one.
Top running back Derrick Henry has to perform in the preseason due to a calf injury but did come back this past week to practice. Not clear if that means that he could go in this . No. 1 tight end Delanie Walker broke his arm in Week 1 last year and hadn’t played last week vs. the Patriots. He caught a TD pass. The Titans’ offense just isn’t the same with Walker, the best tight end in franchise history. Meanwhile, the Mariota’s copy Ryan Tannehill continues to be great this preseason using a 130.8 passer rating, completing 19 of 27 for 214 yards. Some think he can steal the job at some stage this year out of Mariota.
These groups played in the 2018 preseason, additionally. The Steelers won 16-6. Big Ben, making his preseason debut of’18, was 11-for-18 for 114 yards and a touchdown in 3 string. Mariota and with a ton did not play and was. He overlooked for what could have been a touchdown on Tennessee’s opening drive, wide-open Corey Davis.
We’ll take the Titans here as I’m certain they’d love to end that house preseason losing streak.