Indianapolis Colts (0-1) at Tennessee Titans (1-0)
Venue and weather: Nissan Stadium, Sunny, 90°F at kickoff
Prediction: For the record, ITI stated in our last ‘Crystal Ball’ prediction that the Tennessee Titans would walk into Cleveland and beat the Browns. Now, we may have gotten a lot of other stuff wrong, but we aced that one.
This week, they’re at home against the rival Indianapolis Colts. These are two teams with two quarterbacks that have everyone waiting for them to take the next step, but if the Titans play their game (run the ball and play defense), Marcus Mariota will be allowed to be a game manager.
That’s the best strategy for the Titans and, possibly, the only strategy they want to utilize. Stick to it, and the Titans will go 2-0. Final score: Titans 24, Colts 16
Clip courtesy of the NFL’s official YouTube channel
Arizona Cardinals (0-0-1) at Baltimore Ravens (1-0)
Venue and weather: M&T Bank Stadium, Sunny, 82°F at kickoff
Prediction: There’s an urban legend in the making, and his name is Lamar Jackson. Nothing about the aging Arizona Cardinals defense suggests that they’ll be able to go on the road and keep the Baltimore Ravens from doing whatever they feel like doing on offense.
Keep in mind the fact that a West Coast team is traveling across the country and playing a game that will feel, in their body clocks, like it’s being played at 10 AM. Final score: Ravens 34, Cards 24