Week 3 of this 2019 NFL preseason favored Tennessee Titans at 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 pm ET (NBC)
Free NFL Pick: Titans ATS
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We’re all used to viewing NFL action on Sundays? Well, just one Sunday match in Week 3 of the preseason and it’ll be the final day of Sunday NFL until Week 1 of the regular season. That is because all groups play Thursday of the exhibition program in Week 4. The Pittsburgh Steelers go to the Tennessee Titans to close 3.
Both finished last regular season and missed the playoffs. The Titans would have maintained a Wild-Card place if they had won Week 17 at home vs. Indianapolis, but the Colts were clearly superior and rolled into a 33-17 victory. Beginning Titans QB Marcus Mariota missed the game and Blaine Gabbert was awful in his location.
Pittsburgh needed also a Baltimore property loss to Cleveland and a Week 17 win over Cincinnati to the Steelers to shoot the AFC North. Pittsburgh did its job with a 16-13 victory — without star receiver Antonio Brown in his final act of defiance using this franchise. However, the Ravens did not cooperate with a win over the Browns.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is a very strong 30-22 in his preseason livelihood and 2-0 this year despite not enjoying beginning QB Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers played their first two at home, edging Tampa Bay 30-28 in Week 1 final week, and then beating Kansas City 17-7. Transferring by the background of Tomlin, Big Ben should play with a little . Joshua Dobbs and Mason Rudolph are competing with most.
Titans coach Mike Vrabel is 1-1 this year — Tennessee has yet to win a house exhibition game. The Titans were first Week 1 winners from Philadelphia 27-10 and then dropped 22-17 in the home to New England a week but led most of the match. It was won by A late TD pass . Would although mariota and the Titans first-team offense has only played four series thus much for Vrabel the entire 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 week to practice. Not clear if that means that he could go in this . No. 1 tight end Delanie Walker broke his ankle in Week 1 last year and had not played until last week vs. the Patriots. He even caught a TD pass. The Titans’ offense isn’t the same with Walker, the best tight end in franchise history. Meanwhile, the Mariota’s backup Ryan Tannehill has been great this preseason having a 130.8 passer rating, completing 19 of 27 for 214 yards. Some think he can slip the job at some stage this season from Mariota.
These teams played at the 2018 preseason Pittsburgh but although in Week 3. The Steelers won 16-6. Big Ben, which makes his preseason debut of’18, was 11-for-18 for 114 yards and a touchdown in 3 series. Mariota was 5-for-8 for 43 yards and a selection and did not play with a ton. He overlooked for that which would have been a very long touchdown on the opening drive of Tennessee, wide-open Corey Davis.
We are going to take the Titans here just as I am sure they’d like to end that home preseason losing streak.