NFL Week 16 Saturday Preview: Redskins Vs. Titans, Ravens Vs. Chargers – Time Start, Channel, Players To Watch
The 2018 NFL regular season is nearing its end: we are entering the penultimate week and two big games are set for Saturday.
First, the Washington Redskins (7-7) will visit the Tennessee Titans (8-6) and then the Baltimore Ravens (8-6) will visit the Los Angeles Chargers (11-3). Here is what you need to know for each game (Both games will air on NFL Network).
The Redskins and Titans will face off at 4:30 p.m. EST. Washington is third in the NFC East and holds the same record as second-place Philadelphia. The Titans and Redskins are tied 6-6 in their series of last 12 games. In their previous matchup, Washington defeated Tennessee 19-17 in October 2014.
Tennessee, which is also third in its division, is coming off a 17-0 rout of the hopeless New York Giants (5-9) on Sunday, while the Redskins topped the Jaguars 16-13 in Jacksonville. Veteran running back Adrian Peterson has 923 yards rushing.
Washington is currently ranked 18th in the league in overall defense, rushing defense and passing defense. Meanwhile, Tennessee’s defense is ranked seventh overall, 12th in rushing and sixth in passing. The Titans’ rushing offense (fifth) is also powerful, and the team is 5-1 at home this season.
Neither of these teams seems likely to reach the playoffs — or at least to get very far in the playoffs if they make the cut — but it could be an interesting matchup nonetheless.
The Ravens and Chargers will play at 8:20 p.m. EST. The Chargers are second in the AFC West and are coming off a giant come-from-behind 29-28 victory over Kansas City, which is also 11-3. The team is virtually certain to reach the postseason without any major difficulties, and was even picked as a Super Bowl favorite earlier this year.
Baltimore is second in its division behind Pittsburgh, and quarterback Lamar Jackson has demonstrated he is a competent player. The 2016 Heisman Trophy winner has compiled five touchdowns, 818 yards and just three interceptions on 124 pass attempts. A first-round (No. 32) pick this year out of Louisville, Jackson has also amassed 427 rushing yards after only five starts — the most for any QB in league history.