Week 3 of the 2019 NFL preseason comes with a game between the Pittsburgh Steelers to a stop on Sunday night and favorite Tennessee Titans at Nashville.
Steelers (2-0) at Titans (1-1)
Sunday, 8 p.m. ET (NBC)
Free NFL Pick: Titans ATS
Recommended Sportsbook: Bovada
We are used to watching NFL activity on Sundays, right? Well, one Sunday game of the preseason in Week 3 and it will be the last afternoon of Sunday NFL till Week 1 of the regular season. That is because all groups play Thursday at Week 4 of the exhibition program. The Pittsburgh Steelers head to the Tennessee Titans to close out Week 3.
Both just missed the playoffs and finished with two wins regular season. The Titans would have maintained a Wild-Card place if theyd won Week 17 at home vs. Indianapolis, however, the Colts were certainly superior and rolled into a 33-17 victory. Beginning Titans QB Marcus Mariota missed the match and Blaine Gabbert was awful in his own place.
Pittsburgh needed a Week 17 win over Cincinnati and also a Baltimore property loss to Cleveland to choose the AFC North. Pittsburgh did its job with a victory — without star receiver Antonio Brown in his final act of defiance with this franchise. However, the Ravens did not collaborate with a win over the Browns.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is a very strong 30-22 in his preseason profession and 2-0 this year despite not enjoying starting QB Ben Roethlisberger yet. The Steelers played with their first two in the home, then beating Kansas City 17-7 final week and edging Tampa Bay 30-28 at Week 1. Transferring by Tomlins history, Big Ben and a bit must play with on Sunday. Joshua Dobbs and Mason Rudolph are competing with .
Titans coach Mike Vrabel is 1-1 this season — Tennessee has yet to win a home exhibition game in his two seasons. The Titans dropped 22-17 in the home to New England last week but directed most of the game and subsequently were Week 1 winners in Philadelphia 27-10. A late TD pass won it to the Pats. The Titans crime and mariota and four series have only played thus far but could the first half of this one.
Leading has yet to perform in the preseason due to a calf injury but did return to practice this past week. Not clear if this means he could go in this one. No. 1 tight end Delanie Walker broke his arm in Week 1 last year and hadnt played until last week vs. the Patriots. He caught a TD pass. The Titans offense isnt the same with Walker, the best tight end in franchise history. Meanwhile, Mariotas copy Ryan Tannehill was excellent this preseason with a 130.8 passer rating, completing 19 of 27 for 214 yards. Some believe he may slip the job at some stage this year out of Mariota.
These groups played at the 2018 preseason Pittsburgh however although in Week 3. The Steelers won 16-6. Big Ben, which makes his preseason debut of18, was 11-for-18 for 114 yards and a touchdown. Mariota and with a ton did not play and had been 5-for-8 for 43 yards and a selection. He missed for what could have been a touchdown on the starting drive of Tennessee, wide-open Corey Davis.
As I am certain theyd love to finish that home preseason losing series, we are going to take the Titans here.