Tennessee Titans vs Los Angeles Rams Predictions, Odds, Picks
- Titans’ star running back Derrick Henry (foot) is out for the rest of the season
- The L.A. Rams acquired LB Von Miller who should help superstar DT Aaron Donald
- In their last four games as underdogs, Tennessee has covered the spread
Titans vs Rams Odds
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|Titans vs Rams Odds||Point Spread||Points Total||Money Line|
|Tennessee Titans||+7.5 (-109) |
|O53.5 (-109) |
|Los Angeles Rams||-7.5 (-112) |
|U53.5 (-112) |
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Titans vs Rams Pick
Each of Tennessee’s last six road games have gone over the total point spread, so take the over in this one – O53.5.
Talk about next man up, now that Tennessee Titans star running back Derrick Henry is out for the rest of the season with a broken bone in his foot, it will be up to backup Jeremy McNichols to provide a decent running threat to help distract the Rams from QB Ryan Tannehill as he connects with receiver A.J. Brown and Julio Jones, the remaining playmakers on offense.
The L.A. Rams are now 7-1 and with newly acquired LB Von Miller who will do his best to help superstar DT Aaron Donald put the fear of sack into Titans QB Tannehill’s brain while Matthew Stafford continues where he left off with talented Cooper Kupp who is now leading the league in receiver production with 63 receptions for 924 yards and 10 touchdowns.
These two cross-conference rivals have played each other 13 other times (including 1 postseason game), with the Los Angeles Rams winning 8 of those games and the Tennessee Titans winning 5 of the games.
Tennessee Titans vs Los Angeles Rams Predictions
Can Titans Backup Running Back Jeremy McNichols Replace Henry?
Time for the Titans’ backup running back Jeremy McNichols to shine now that the team’s backfield star Derrick Henry is out with a broken bone in his foot, Tennessee now with a huge offensive hole that needs filling if it expects to compete for the rest of the season.
Of course, the passing game must pick up some of that slack, but without an effective run game it won’t matter, and that’s where McNichols can begin to shine, the fifth-year pro hoping to make his fourth NFL home a more permanent one.
McNichols has never started an NFL game, but he should now that Henry is gone, the Boise State alum averaging 5.4 yards per carry on just 7 rushes for 38 yards this season about to get a whole lot more carries.
Can Rams QB Matthew Stafford Light Up Titans’ Secondary?
The Titans’ defense is ranked 24th against the pass, and that could be great news for Los Angeles’ new quarterback Matthew Stafford, who so far with head coach Sean McVay has been lighting up the Rams passing attack after the last fella under center kept coming up short.
Stafford is now in his 13th NFL season, but twelve of those were playing for the Detroit Lions, his strong arm and tendency to put up big numbers in the passing game totally wasted on a team struggling to make the playoffs.
Now with the Rams, Stafford is firing on all cylinders, his array of targets vast, from Cooper Kupp, Robert Woods, and Van Jefferson to tight end Tyler Higbee and soft-handed running back Darell Henderson, the team’s new QB posting 22 TDs and 4 interceptions on the season.
Titans Key Player: (QB) Ryan Tannehill
Now that the Titans offense is without running back Derek Henry, it is up to quarterback Ryan Tannehill to put a fire under the team’s passing attack, right now ranked 21st in the league after gaining almost 230 yards per game through the air.
Tannehill is a 6’ 4” 217-pound quarterback who does his best work from the pocket, completing over 65 percent of his passes this season with 172 completions for just over 2,000 yards and 10 touchdowns with 7 interceptions.
Right now Tannehill is the second-most sacked quarterback in the NFL (26 times), so his front line needs to do a better job protecting him while he is trying to get the ball out, his work now more complicated without the threat of Henry preventing defenses from focusing on the pass.
Rams Key Player: (WILL) Von Miller
The front office of the Los Angeles Rams is going all in, obviously, the proof being their latest move acquiring weakside inside linebacker Von Miller from the Denver Broncos, a longtime defensive playmaker that will add strength to the Rams’ pass rush.
Miller appeared almost broken-hearted at hearing the news of his November 1 trade to L.A. for a second and third-round draft pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, this after having played for Denver since he was drafted by them with the second overall selection in the 2011 NFL Draft.
Now the Super Bowl Champion and MVP and 3x All-Pro and 8x Pro Bowl linebacker will bring his immense skills, his 110.5 career sacks, his 25 career forced fumbles, and his 32-year old body to Los Angeles to help pull some of the triple-teams off DT Aaron Donald.
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How to Watch Titans vs Rams
|Titans vs Rams Information|
|What||Tennessee Titans vs Los Angeles Rams|
|Where||SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA|
|When||Sunday, November 7, 2021; 8:20 PM ET|
|How to watch||NBC|
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