The Eagles Prey: How the Eagles matchup with the Titans
29 September 2018 Eagles News
This week, the Philadelphia Eagles’ prey is the Tennessee Titans.
The Titans are in first place in the AFC South with a 2-1 record. They are coming off of a win versus the Jacksonville Jaguars. However, their early success could be misleading.
Currently, the Titans rank 30th in points per game (16.3), 29th in yards per game (284), 29th in passing yards per game (162), and tenth in rushing yards per game (122). As you can see, they’re winning games, but struggling on offense to put up points. The Titans run game offers a unique change of pace with Derrick Henry and Dion Lewis.
Defensively, they’re a much better team. The Titans rank 3rd in points per game allowing just 16.7 points. They rank 11th in yards against (337) and 8th in passing yards against (218). Where they struggle defensively is with their run defense where they rank 23rd in the league allowing 118 yards against.
Last week, the Titans were without offensive linemen Taylor Lewan and Jack Conklin and both are expected to play today. The Eagles are the best team defending the run and if they’re able to do that against the Titans, they’ll struggle on offense.
However, when it’s all said and done, the Titans are a tough team that likes to make games a dog fight. Luckily for the Eagles, that’s exactly what they want. With Carson Wentz gaining confidence, you’ll likely see an even better game for him. A big boost for the Eagles is the rerun of running back Jay Ajayi and possibly gaining wide receiver Alshon Jeffery. The Eagles didn’t look too good on offense last week and they are set up to bounce back.
The Eagles defense has been solid all year except for the secondary who’s struggled a little bit with chunk plays. The Titans don’t really possess a deep threat like Desean Jackson and TY Hilton, so expect them to have a better day.