Washington vs. Tennessee, 4:30p, NFLN (Titans -11, O/U:38)
Derrick Henry has 408 yards and 6 touchdowns in the last 2 weeks. It’s kept defenses honest and allowed Mariota to keep completions up. The Redskins defensive front is still strong and may force the Titans to even out their play calls. For starting a quarterback who hasn’t started and played a full game since 2011, Josh Johnson looked good. He showed he could still play and use his legs to get the yards they need. Peterson is so close to 1,000 yards and he’ll get it but not by much as this defense is too good.
Last week both teams had impressive wins (Redskins over the Jags and Titans blanking the Giants). The better defense will control and win this game. Expect this one to be close. Take the Redskins to cover in the loss, in the over, Titans 18-16.
Baltimore vs. Los Angeles Chargers, 8:20p, NFLN (Chargers -4, O/U: 42.5)
In just 5 starts, Lamar Jackson has the Ravens at 4-1 with an OT loss against the Chiefs. He hasn’t been terrible when he’s thrown the ball but offers something the Ravens struggled with all season, having a run game. He leads the team on rush yards with 566. Ravens defense has also been on point allowing a league best 18.1 points allowed, total yards and third in pass yards allowed.
The Chargers have been virtually unstoppable even with Allen, Gordon and Eckler out the last few weeks. They’ve been able to rely on a few rookie running backs as well as their receiver depth to step up. Beating the Steelers and Chiefs on the road has pumped a ton of energy into this team. Gordon is said to be dressing tonight.
Take the Chargers to cover in the over, Chargers 27-21.