For this week’s game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Tennessee Titans, we’ll look at the three matchups that will determine who will win the game.
Quarterbacks: For once is looks like Titans QB Z. Mettenberger won’t be the worst quarterback in the game. That honor will go to Mark Sanchez, who is coming off one of his worst games as a professional, and trust me he has a lot. At one point against last week’s opponent the Eagles were down 53-13 and Sanchez had thrown two picks. Z. Mettenberger on the other hand has performed fairly well having a 62% completion percentage, while limiting his turnovers with only four interceptions on the season.
Advantage: Even though Z. Mettenberger is only making his fourth career start and it’s an away game, you know he won’t butt fumble, so…… Titans get the edge here
Eagles D-Line VS Titans O-Line: Connor Barwin is a beast, on a hot streak with 8 ½ sacks in his last three home games with already 10.5 sacks and 37 tackles this season for the Eagles. He leads a defense which is ranked second in the NFL with 33 sacks. The Titans O-line meanwhile didn’t give up a sack last game.
Advantage: The Eagles are just a cut above the Titans in this matchup.
Titan’s CBs vs Eagles WRs: The Eagles have a good receiving core with Jordan Matthews (558 yards on 44 catches) and Jeremy Maclin (921 yards on 57 catches). The Titans with Jason McCourty will have their hands full. Mccourty is coming off a game where he limited Antonio Brown to under 100 yards receiving, and he himself had an interception, that led to a touchdown.
Advantage: The Eagles have too many receiving threats on the outside, that’ll make it tough to cover everyone, and the Eagles should get a W in this category.
Prediction: Even with the Titans best receiving threat Delanie Walker coming back for this game, I’m still going with the Eagles to win by double digits. Trust me I thought about this for a long time, it’s awfully hard to choose Mark Sanchez to win any game, but it’s not every game you face the lowly Titans.
Edited by Will Lomas