09/22/2013 12:36 PM
Phil Steele Picks
Very good situation for TEN at home off a short road trip vs SD off a brutal MNF loss, and Back-to-back long road trips. Philip Rivers took advantage of the Eagles missing their starting CB and shook off the media beating he took after their Monday Night opening loss throwing for 419 yards (77%, 3-0) in the upset of Philly. Eddie Royal caught 23 passes with 1 td last year and was never 100% but he is clearly the new go to guy with 3 td rec last week and 5 on the year. The Titans will surely be disappointed blowing a 24-16 lead with 2:00 to go but starting the season 1-1 after playing back-to-back road games vs last year’s #1 and #7 D’s shows their toughness. Locker did struggle last week (148 yards, 57%) but still had a 2-0 ratio and now gets some home cooking versus a D that allowed 480 ypg and 70% completions as well as a combined 5-1 ratio.
PHIL’S FORECAST: TENNESSEE 24 SAN DIEGO 20