Von Miller and Wade Phillips both said as much this week in the run-up to a pivotal AFC game between two teams battling for their playoff lives with four weeks to go.
"I'm not a big fan of all of the stats and all of the metrics, but the Tennessee Titans are right behind the Cowboys," Miller told ESPN's Jeff Legwold this week. "That just tells you what type of offensive linemen that they have and the type of right tackle, left tackle and interior types, the coaching that they have."
"I think we know about [the Titans'] running game," Phillips said. " ... They can run the football as good as anyone."
Especially with DeMarco Murray healing from a turf-toe injury that he battled throughout November. The Titans are going to line up and pound Murray and Derrick Henry right into the gut of Denver's defense. Whether Miller and company can win the battles on first and second down to force the Titans into obvious passing situations -- where the Broncos' pass rush and secondary dominates -- will tell the story of Sunday's game.
Murray has more rushing yards this season (1,043) than every NFL back other than Ezekiel Elliott, and is averaging 4.6 yards a crack. The Broncos, meanwhile, are 28th in the NFL against the run, giving up 122.8 yards per game.
With Siemian sidelined in Week 13, Lynch and the Broncos struggled to get much of anything going in a 20-10 win over the lowly Jags. Lynch was just 12 of 24 for 104 yards last week but there was a silver lining: he didn't commit a turnover in a game Denver's defense pulled out.
Whoever starts under center will be sure to face some exotic looks and blitzes from Dick LeBeau, a master of disguise and pressure.
Here are more details on the matchup, including how to watch and stream the game and a pick from Pete Prisco.
How to Watch
- What: Denver Broncos at Tennessee Titans
- When: Sunday, Dec. 10, 1 p.m. ET
- Where: Nissan Stadium
- TV: CBS (Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Evan Washburn)
- Streaming: CBS All Access, Verizon NFL Mobile app
- Sunday Ticket: DirecTV
- Online: NFL Game Pass (available to watch online after midnight)
- Odds: The Titans are a 1-point favorite (via SportsLine)
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- LS Casey Kreiter (Calf) -- Out
- LB Brandon Marshall (Hamstring) -- Out
- WR Bennie Fowler (Knee) -- Questionable
- QB Trevor Siemian (Foot) -- Questionable
- DT Jurrell Casey (Foot) -- Questionable
The Broncos are playing consecutive road games, while the Titans are coming off a bye. That's a bad combination. The uncertainty with Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian bears watching as well. Even if he plays, I like the Titans here.
Pick: Titans 20, Broncos 13