Tonight we will see two of the best rushing teams in the NFL. The third pre season game is the most important of all preseason games, and I’m certain the Panthers and the Titans would love to see how well their teams perform during what is likely to be the first extended action they’ve seen all preseason. Look for the starters to play till at least halftime on both sides of the ball. Kickoff for this game starts at 8:00 PM EST.
The Tennessee Titans head into Saturday night’s game at Carolina with a 1-1 record. After a tough 20-18 loss to Seattle Seahawks in week 1, they rebounded nicely to beat the Arizona Cardinals 24-10. The Titans have looked pretty good thus far; Vince Young is looking like the Franchise Qb the Titans drafted him to be and who can forget about Chris Johnson, the most explosive running back in the game. Unfortunately they really haven’t done much to address their 31st ranked pass defense, but the defensive line has been solid and can only get better once they get first round draft pick Derrick Morgan back from injury.
The Carolina Panthers will play host to the Titans and I think most have realized the preseason hasn’t exactly pleased head coach John Fox. They are 0-2, nobody has established themselves to play opposite Steve Smith at Wide Receiver, and Matt Moore isn’t looking like the Qb who helped them to a 4-1 record to close the season in 2009. However on defense despite losing Julius Peppers, they have been able to produce sacks with young talent on the defensive line including Everette Brown, Eric Norwood, Greg Hardy, and veteran Tyler Brayton. As horrendous as their passing attack may be at times, they can always lean on “Double Trouble” their tandem of running backs that ran for 1,100 yards a piece last season.
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Titans vs Panthers Spread and Betting Odds:
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Titans vs Panthers Prediction for NFL Week 3 Preseason Game:
Spread Prediction (Top Play) – Take the 3 points here. The fact that Carolina has only scored 15 points in two games is concerning. I think they score more, just not enough to cover. Vince Young is hot right now and Chris Johnson is just waiting to go off. Matt Moore Is Struggling and Deangelo Williams can’t do it all himself. Like I said take the 3 points and be happy you did. Prediction (Top Play)- Titans +3
Game Total Prediction – This is going to be on the over 36.5. The Titans Offense is Good, but their defense is not as good as years past, which gives the Panthers an opportunity to score some points. If Matt Moore can’t score on this defense Jimmy Clausen will. The Panthers will score, but the Titans will score too. Prediction- Over 36.5