These two defenses were smoked last week – how will they
respond in their Week 11 matchup? Read
here as we look at the stats and who is more likely to rebound.
When you give up 59 and 29 points last week, you definitely
earn a spot in the defensive overview for this week, in a negative tone. As we look at Washington
at Tennessee, we break down how these defenses performed and what we can
look forward to next week.
is favored by seven to eight points. NFL
betting odds have a 44-point total at the moment in sportsbooks.
Redskins Victims of
Dominated by Michael
Vick and the Eagles, the Redskins
suffered an embarrassing 59-28 loss last week.
According to the stats this is not normal for the Redskins, though they are certainly
not a good defense this year. They are
ranked 25th against the run and 31st against the
pass. In terms of scoring defense they
are 26th, allowing 25.4 points per game.
However after the very first quarter the Redskins gave up more points than their
average. That was just the beginning of
the rout as the Eagles had 592 yards
on the day. Michael Vick had a total of
six touchdowns including 333 yards passing and 80 yards rushing.
Giving up 37 points to the Lions in the game prior to this,
the Redskins have now given up 96 points in the last two games.
Titans Lose to
The Titans lost by a more modest amount
in the 29-17
performance against the Dolphins.
Ninth in scoring defense, the Titans are normally more susceptible to the pass (25th
at 247.7 passing yards allowed) than the rush (11th at 103.1 rushing
yards allowed). Miami quarterbacks combined for 316
yards on the day, though the Dolphins
could only muster 88 yards on the ground.
Like the Redskins,
the previous performance wasn’t very impressive for the Titans. They lost to the Chargers by a score of 33-25, where
they have now given up 62 points in their last two games.
On the road the past two weeks, the Titans need a rebound
performance to stay in the playoff race.
As these two teams face off in Week 11 defense will
definitely be a key to the game. Each
team is capable of a better defensive showing in this one – it surely can’t get
much worse for the Washington
defense at least.
Take a look at the NFL Handicapping Forum
to get other readers’ perspectives on this matchup. Be sure to check live odds from SBR to go along with other
NFL lines for Week 11 previews.
Keep in mind each of these defenses when you approach this
game – Tennessee should be more in
line for a bounce-back performance, but we’ll definitely find out soon enough.
Who do you like this weekend: will the Redskins show up on
the road or will Tennessee come through at home for the big win?