Broncos Titans Betting – Titans Look To Torch Broncos Through The Air Week Three
After suffering a close 16-14 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in week one, the Tennessee Titans surprised everyone by taking down the Baltimore Ravens 26-13 in front of thousands of suddenly optimistic fans at LP Field last Sunday. If the Titans can overcome a talented contender such as the Ravens, then they could be able to make some sports betting noise in the AFC South, as they prepare to host the Denver Broncos this Sunday.
Denver Broncos @ Tennessee Titans
Sunday September 25, 2011 – 1:00 PM ET
LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee
NFL Betting Lines: Tennessee Titans – 7
The Broncos have had a similar start to the year, falling to a division rival before knocking off an AFC North opponent in the Cincinnati Bengals last week in a close 24-22 win. Denver still has a lot to prove if they are going to be considered a legitimate playoff team, and that continues with their first road game of the season.
NFL Betting Preview: Denver Broncos
Even despite throwing for 499 yards and three touchdowns through his first two games, the first mistake that quarterback Kyle Orton makes this week will have the bars in the Mile High city chanting for backup Tim Tebow. Denver is a city that wants to win games now, and while that may not fit the talent on the Broncos’ roster, expectations are still high. Orton and company will need to raise their level of play with consecutive road games against the Titans and defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers, and a big part of their success will come down to stopping the pass. Tennessee was able to move the ball on the ground and through the air against a stellar Ravens’ defense last week, and they could be too much for Denver.
NFL Betting Preview: Tennessee Titans
After looking lost at times in week one, the Titans erupted for 432 total yards of offense against Baltimore, including 358 through the air with Matt Hasselbeck looking like the quarterback that led the Seattle Seahawks to the Super Bowl when he was in his prime. A big part of Hasselbeck’s success is the emergence of wide receivers Kenny Britt and Nate Washington, who both looked like Pro Bowl talents with a combined 234 yards receiving including a couple of big plays. Tennessee will continue to try and establish the running game to open things up in the pass, and with the defense operating a high level the Titans could come through again.
NFL Betting Preview: Outlook & Pick
Even with a couple of solid sportsbook promo options at running back in Chris Johnson and Javon Ringer, the Titans looked much better throwing the ball against Baltimore, and rank seventh on offense in total passing yards through two weeks. Tennessee has also been solid against the pass with the third best units allowing just 172 yards through the air after two games, and will look to punish the Broncos at home.
NFL Betting Pick: Tennessee Titans - 7