The AFC leading Titans are riding a 5-game winning streak and stay in Nashville for this Week 10 matchup with the 5-3 Saints. Can a depleted Saints side bounce back after a divisional loss last week, or will the Derrick Henry-less Titans extend their winning run to six?
Tennessee upset the L.A. Rams last week in what turned out to be a comfortable win even without star RB Derrick Henry. Veteran ball-carrier, Adrian Peterson was signed to help shoulder some of the burden Henry usually carries, and whilst his YPC was underwhelming, he did still manage to find the endzone on his Titans debut. The Titans defense was fantastic against a talented and free-scoring Rams offense, keeping them TD-less until the last 25 seconds of a ball game the Titans led 28-9. Tennessee’s defense gave MVP hopeful Matthew Stafford hell. The former Lions QB was picked off twice, including a Pick-6 and sacked 5 times as he struggled to get going.
New Orleans suffered an upset loss to Divisional rivals Atlanta last week and now enter this matchup without star player Alvin Kamara. The playmaking RB suffered a knee injury that was initially considered mild but has stopped him from practising at all this week. Former Saint and new acquisition Mark Ingram is in line to receive the bulk of the workload. Adam Trautman has seen a target uptick since third-string QB Trevor Siemian took over for the injured Jameis Winston. The big-bodied TE has at least 6 targets in both of the games Siemian has played and has 3 or more receptions in two of his last three games.
Spread: Titans -3.0
Game Prediction: Titans 24-21 Saints
Best Bet: Titans +2.5 points and Adam Trautman over 2.5 Receptions @ 2/1 with Bet365 Bet Builder. [0.5]