As the regular NFL season winds down, teams are battling for a coveted place in the playoffs. One such game that may decide the fate of the teams involved is the Week 16 matchup between the Washington Redskins and the Tennessee Titans. Here’s a preview of the game.
The Washington Redskins will travel to Nashville to face off against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on Saturday, December 22nd. Kickoff is set for 4:30 p.m. ET. This game is crucial for both teams, as they are fighting to keep their playoff hopes alive.
The Titans, currently sitting at 7-6, are tied for the lead in their division with the Houston Texans. Led by quarterback Marcus Mariota, the Titans are looking to keep their momentum going after an impressive win over the New York Giants in Week 15. With the playoffs in sight, they will need to win this game to stay in the hunt for a playoff spot.
The Redskins, on the other hand, have not had the same level of success this season, currently sitting at 6-7. They have struggled with consistency throughout the year, but still have a chance to sneak into the playoffs with a strong finish to the season. With a win against the Titans, they would keep their playoff hopes alive, however, a loss would effectively end their season.
This game will be a battle of two defensive teams. The Tennessee Titans have the fourth-ranked defense in the league, while the Washington Redskins’ defense ranks ninth. It will be important for both teams to establish their run games early, as neither defense is easy to throw against.
In terms of player match-ups, all eyes will be on Titans running back, Derrick Henry, who had a record-breaking performance last week with 238 rushing yards and four touchdowns. On the other side, Redskins running back Adrian Peterson will go head to head with the Titans defense.
This will be an intense game with huge playoff implications. Both the Redskins and Titans will be fighting to keep their seasons alive, and it will come down to the team that wants it the most. Be sure to tune in on Saturday for what promises to be a thrilling game.