Welcome to Saturday NFL action! This week we get another pair of Saturday games, forthe final time during the regular season. Saturday football returns during the playoffs, however! Today, we get an NFL Network double-header. It opens at 1:30 p.m. with the Tennessee Titans hosting Washington. Curt Menefee will handle play-by-play, Nate Burleson and Steve Mariucci will provide color commentary, and Melissa Stark will be the sideline reporter. The second game kicks off at 5:20 p.m. with the Los Angeles Chargers hosting the Baltimore Ravens. Mike Tirico will handle play-by-play, Kurt Warner will provide color commentary, and Peter Schrager will be the sideline reporter.
In the opening game, Tennessee is a 10-point favorite over Washington, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. Tennessee thumped the Giants 17-0 last week while Washington won an ugly won over Jacksonville, marking quarterback Josh Johnson’s first win in years. I’m taking the points in this one because of the point total. It’s set at 37.5, with oddsmakers seeing a low scoring affair. Tennessee could put together another 17-0 type win, but I think we see a close, low-scoring affair.
Washington vs. Titans
The late game features a potential playoff preview between the surging Chargers and an intriguing Ravens team. The Chargers are a four-point home favorite, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark. This is a tough one to call. The Chargers are getting a lot of love, but look for Baltimore to slow this down and grind it out. I could see LA winning by a field goal or less, and so I’m going to take the points.