Today, for week 10 of the NFL, we will briefly preview two games. The first being Monday night's matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles now 6-2 (1st NFC East) and the Carolina Panthers now 3-5 (2nd NFC South). This game starts at 1 PM ET. The second game we preview is on Sunday, as the Baltimore Ravens now 5-4 (4th AFC North) play at home against the Tennessee Titans now 2-6 (3rd AFC South) at 1 PM ET, with the game to be televised on ESPN.
So let’s preview briefly the Sunday game with the 2-6 Titans playing at the 5-4 Ravens at 1 PM at the M&T Stadium in Baltimore, MD. The Ravens are early favorites in the game at –9 ½ (-115) with the O/U 43 ½ and ML -500 with comeback +400 ML Titans.
With the Ravens playing in the NFL’s most competitive division, the Ravens still have hope, and will strive to get back in the mix, with a win at home against the Titans, which would be Tennessee’s 3 straight losses. Thus, far this 2014 season the ravens are 24th in the NFL allowing 263 yards passing per game to the opponents. In their game with the Steelers they allowed Pittsburgh 3 touchdowns on 263 yards passing.
Leading offensively for the Ravens are QB Flacco, who has thrown for 2,352 yards and 16 touchdowns and intercepted 8 times. RB’s Forsett & Taliaferro have combined for 171 carries for 856 yards with Forsett scoring 3 touchdowns and Taliaferro scoring 4 touchdowns.
Presently the Tennessee Titans are ranked 28th in allowing 134.8 rushing yards per game. Offensively the Titans rank 24th with an average of 219.9 yards passing per game, and last week they had a bye week, and in this game they will start rookie QB Mettenberger for the second consecutive game. In his first game, with a loss on Oct. 26th to the Texans 30-16, he was 27 of 41 passes for 299 yards and 2 touchdowns.
The offensive leaders for the Titans are QB Whitehurst, who has completed 59 of 98 passes for 764 yards and 5 touchdowns as a substitute. RB Sankey with 75 carries for 302 yards and 1 TD and Receiver Walker with 35 receptions for 475 yards and 4 touchdowns.
If you’re an offshore betting fan and you bet on NFL, then next week Titans now 2-6 play at home on the Monday the 17th of Nov against the Pittsburgh now 6-3 (1st AFC North). The Ravens now 5-4 play at the New Orleans Saints now 4-4 (1st NFC South) at the Superdome.
The Eagles 6-2 with their recent win regained the 1st place in the NFC East and looking forward to continuing their winning ways, without their starting QB Foles and defensive captain. Now the Eagles go to backup QB Sanchez, who on his first NFL play this season hit receiver Maclin for 52 yards, in that game was 15 of 22 for 202 yards, with 2 TD and 2 interceptions.
Offensive leaders for the QB Foles, who before his injury had thrown for 2,163 yards on 187 of 312 passes and 13 touchdowns with 10 interceptions, while his recent backup QB Sanchez has thrown for 202 yards and 2 touchdowns with 2 interceptions. RB’s McCoy and Sproles have combined 195 carries for 850 yards, with McCoy scoring 1 TD and Sproles scoring 3 touchdowns. Receivers Maclin & Ertz have combined for 70 receptions for 1,148 yards with Maclin scoring 8 touchdowns and Ertz 2 touchdowns.
The Panthers last season were 12-4 and this season are struggling as they’ve allowed opponents 30.7 points per game since week, and that ranked 31st in the league. Also, since week 3 they are 1-5-1 and very vulnerable defending the run as they have allowed opponents 134.8 yards rushing each game of the last 4 games. What the Panthers need most is the return from injury their front offensive lineman Bell, Silatolu and Turner, as that will give Panthers QB Newton the time to find his receivers Olsen and Benjamin who have caught 10 of the 12 touchdown passes thrown this season.
Offensive leaders for the Panthers are QB’s Newton, who has completed 147 of his 256 passes for 1,794 yards and 8 touchdowns with 5 interceptions, while backup QB Anderson has thrown for 424 yards and 4 touchdowns. RB’s Stewart & Newton combined for 127 carries for 520 yards with Stewart scoring 1 TD and Newton scoring 2 touchdowns. Receivers Benjamin & Olsen have 70 combined receptions for 1,138 yards with Benjamin scoring 5 touchdowns and Olsen scoring 5 touchdowns.
Comparing team statistics offensively the Eagles average 409 yards, with 285 passing and 125 rushing. The Panthers offensively average 321 total yards per game, with 227 passing and 95 rushing. Defensively the Eagle allow 373 total yards per game, 256 passing and 117 rushing to the opponents. While the Panthers defensively allow the opponents 378 total yards per game with 246 passing and 132 rushing.
With all that information, you now are ready for the next games and placing a bet on NFL at an online sportsbook as the Panthers 3-5-1 on the 16th of Nov. play at home against the Atlanta Falcons 2-6 (3rd NFC South at 1 PM. The Eagles 6-2 next week, the 16th of November play at the Green Bay Packers 5-3 (2nd NFC North) at Lambeau Field at 4:25 PM ET and on Fox TV.