Week 3 of the 2019 NFL preseason comes to a stop on Sunday night and favored Tennessee Titans at Nashville.
Steelers (2-0) at Titans (1-1)
Sunday, 8 p.m. ET (NBC)
Free NFL Pick: Titans ATS
Recommended Sportsbook: Bovada
We are used to viewing NFL action on Sundays, correct? Well, one Sunday game of the preseason in Week 3 and it will be the final afternoon of Sunday NFL until Week 1 of the regular season. That is because all teams play Thursday of the exhibition schedule at Week 4. The Pittsburgh Steelers go to the Tennessee Titans to shut 3.
Both missed the playoffs and ended with two wins regular season. The Titans could have maintained a Wild-Card place if they had won Week 17 at home vs. Indianapolis, however, the Colts were certainly exceptional and rolled into a 33-17 victory. Starting Titans QB Marcus Mariota missed the match hurt and Blaine Gabbert was unsurprisingly awful in his place.
Pittsburgh needed also a Baltimore property loss to Cleveland and a Week 17 win over Cincinnati for the Steelers to take the AFC North. Pittsburgh did its job with a 16-13 victory — without former star receiver Antonio Brown in his final act of defiance using the franchise. The Ravens did not cooperate with a 26-24 win over the Browns.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is a really strong 30-22 in his preseason livelihood and 2-0 this year despite not enjoying beginning QB Ben Roethlisberger yet. The Steelers played their first two edging Tampa Bay 30-28 at Week 1 final week, and then beating Kansas City 17-7. Going by Tomlins background, Big Ben must play a little . Mason Rudolph and joshua Dobbs are competing with covering the Steelers thinking Rudolph is leading, for the copy job.
Titans coach Mike Vrabel is 1-1 this year — Tennessee has yet to win a house exhibition game in his two seasons. The Titans were first Week 1 winners in Philadelphia 27-10 and then dropped 22-17 at home to New England last week but directed all the game. A TD pass won it to the Pats. The Titans offense along with mariota has just played four series thus far but could the first half of the one.
Leading has yet to perform in the preseason because of a calf injury but did come back this past week to practice. If that means that he could go in this one, not clear. 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 also caught a TD pass by Mariota. The Titans offense isnt the same with Walker, the best tight end in franchise history. Meanwhile, the Mariotas copy Ryan Tannehill has been fantastic this preseason having a 130.8 passer rating, completing 19 of 27 for 214 yards. Some think he may steal the job at some point this year out of Mariota.
These groups played at the 2018 preseason, even Pittsburgh but although in Week 3. The Steelers won 16-6. Big Ben, which makes his preseason debut of18, was 11-for-18 for 114 yards and a touchdown. Mariota was 5-for-8 for 43 yards and a selection and didnt play with a whole lot. He missed for that which would have been a long touchdown on Tennessees opening drive, wide-open Corey Davis.
We are going to take the Titans here as I am certain theyd love to finish that home preseason losing streak.
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