Week 9 of the NFL season has several interesting games on the schedule, with one of them taking place in North Carolina as the Carolina Panthers host the Tennessee Titans. Both of these teams are still in the playoff hunt in their respective leagues, but they both still have plenty of work to do.
This game will also feature a battle of backup quarterbacks, although each of them is in that position for very different reasons.
Tennessee has won two straight games to improve its record to 4-4 this season. The Titans sit in third place in the AFC South, but that division is still wide open.
Carolina had won four straight games before getting blown out by the San Francisco 49ers in Week 8. The Panthers are still 4-3 so far this season and are in the NFC playoff race.
BetAnySports has the Carolina Panthers as -3.5 point favorites in this game.
Titans at Panthers Overview
The Tennessee Titans have scored 50 combined points in their last two games, and they have done that with Ryan Tannehill in at quarterback. Tannehill took over for Marcus Mariota, who just continued to fall short of his potential.
Running back Derrick Henry is having a solid season, but the Titans are averaging less than 100 rushing yards per game. Tennessee has still been getting great play from its defense, which is allowing just 16.9 points per game.
Carolina lost 51-13 a week ago, but that was not indicative of its play since the first two weeks of the season. Quarterback Kyle Allen has thrown for over 1,000 yards this season after taking over for injured Cam Newton.
Running back Christian McCaffrey is the real star of this team, and he has accounted for more than 1,100 yards this season.
The Panthers’ defense has been nasty as well, as they have racked up 30 sacks so far this season. Defense and running the football have been carrying the Panthers this season.
Titans at Panthers Free Game Prediction
Both of these teams have several question marks heading into this game, but the winner will be in great shape in the playoff race. Don’t expect a ton of points in this game, as both teams will try to win it with their defense.
Carolina at home just feels like the better pick. Head to BetAnySports and take the Panthers -3.5 over the Titans in this game.