Week 1 of the NFL regular season concludes with a game between Tennessee Titans vs Denver Broncos. Mile High City will play host to Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry’s powerhouse offense. Do the Broncos have enough to stop the reigning rushing leader and comeback player of the year? Let’s take a look at the NFL odds to see what they have to say about this pairing.
Tennesee Titans vs Denver Broncos Game Information
|Who: Tennessee Titans vs. Denver Broncos
When: Monday, September 14, 2020 – 10:10pm ET
Where: Empower Field at Mile High
TV Network: ESPN
Tennessee Titans vs Denver Broncos History
The Titans and Broncos have faced each other a total of 42 times in NFL history. So far, the Titans have built up a minor lead in the series, 23-18-1. Included in those 42 matches were 3 postseason contests, two of which were won by the Tennessee Titans (formerly known as the Houston Oilers).
Last Season Recap
Denver got the best of Tennessee when the Titans rode into town in Week 6. Joe Flacco and the Broncos defense shut out the Titans in a 16-0 victory.
The Broncos are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games versus Tennessee. They won five of those seven games. The over/under is 8-3 in the teams’ last 11 meetings, however, the two most recent outings hit the under.
NFL Tennessee Titans vs Denver Broncos
Tennesee Titans vs Denver Broncos News & Betting Picks
Scroll down for a more in-depth look at this Week 1 Monday Night Football betting match. We’ll be covering the latest news from both teams, injury reports, player interviews and stats from last year’s NFL betting action.
The Tennessee Titans eliminated both the New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens in the playoffs before standing toe-to-toe with Pat Mahomes’ Kansas City Chiefs.
Over the course of those three playoff games, Derrick Henry rushed for 377 yards and two touchdowns. Henry led the NFL in rushing attempts (303), rushing yards (1,540), and rushing touchdowns (16). Standing at 6’3” 247 lbs, King Henry is a behemoth of a man.
In the offseason, the Titans paid Ryan Tannehill and franchised Henry. This, even though Tannehill was little more than a game manager in the eyes of many fans. His passing game was facilitated by Henry’s sheer dominance on the ground. Henry rushed for over 100 yards on eight occasions last season, including five 150+ yard games.
Ryan Tannehill passed for 2,742 yards (28th) and 22 touchdowns (16th). He did so while throwing only six interceptions. Tannehill’s 9.6 yards per attempt are a career-high for him.
The Broncos finished second in the AFC West with a 7-9 record.
They ended the season on a 2-0 winning streak after winning back-to-back home games versus Detroit and Oakland. In fact, the Broncos won their last five straight home games after dropping the first three.
Joe Flacco passed for a career-low 1,822 yards and six touchdowns for the Broncos before being replaced by Drew Lock. Lock passed for 1,020 yards and seven touchdowns in five games. He will be the Week 1 starter.
Courtland Sutton exploded last season. He caught 72 passes for 1,112 yards and six touchdowns — both career-highs for the now third-year wideout.
The addition of Jerry Jeudy and Melvin Gordon gives this Denver offense a dynamic threat at WR and RB.
Tennessee Titans vs Denver Broncos Expert Picks
See all of our expert picks for each Week 1 game here.
Tennessee Titans: -2 ½, -135 moneyline, 41 o/u
Denver Broncos: +2 ½, +115 moneyline, 41 o/u
Straight Up Pick (Gilad Chudler)
Broncos Look to Impress in 2020
The Tennessee Titans were one of the breakout performers 2019. They started last year a bit sluggish and ended up replacing QB Marcs Mariota with Ryan Tannehill during Week 6. Under Tannehill they went 7-3 in their final 10 games and finished the season at 9-7.
They managed to make it to the AFC Championship where they fell to eventual Super Bowl Champions, the Kansas City Chiefs. Coupled with the efforts of RB Derrick Henry, the Titans are looking to be playoff contenders again this season.
The Denver Broncos have been all over the place the last few years, employing three different head coaches in four years. Vic Fangio seems to have stuck as he heads into his second season at the head of the Broncos.
They started out the season last year 0-4, but had a momentum change towards the end of the season when they put rookie QB Drew Lock in the starting position. They ended up 7-9 overall, but despite the losing record they ended the season looking strong.
We’re going to give this one to the Broncos who will come out strong to start out the season. Consider placing a wager on the moneyline on Denver.
Over/Under Pick (Zack Robinson)
Last season, the Tennessee Titans became the AFC ‘Dark Horse’ thanks to powerful RB Derrick Henry (1540 YDS/16 TD) and QB Ryan Tannehill, who replaced Marcus Mariota as the Titans starter. Nevertheless, the Titans went to Denver and lost 16-0.
The Denver Broncos keep transitioning, but apparently, they have found their starting QB in Drew Lock, who took charge in the middle of the 2019 season. Denver added RB Melvin Gordon via free agency and WR Jerry Jeudy via the 2020 NFL Draft hoping to help Lock evolve into a franchise player.
OLB Brandley Chubb is doubtful and Von Miller is probably out for the rest of the season after suffering an ankle injury, very bad news for the Broncs defense but very good for Derrick Henry. Go Under.
Tennessee Titans vs Denver Broncos Rundown
|Tennessee 2019 Offensive Rankings (per game)
|Denver 2019 Offensive Rankings (per game)
|Tennessee 2019 Defensive Rankings (per game)
|Denver 2019 Defensive Rankings (per game)
Tennessee Titans vs Denver Broncos FAQ
Who is favored to win the Tennessee Denver NFL Game?
The Broncos enter their Week 1 Monday Night Football contest versus the Titans as 1.5-point favorites.
How many times have the Titans beaten the Broncos?
The Titans have beat the Broncos 23 times in franchise history.
By how much are the Broncos favored to win?
The Broncos are favored to win their Week 1 MNF match against Tennessee by 1.5 points.
What channel is the Tennessee vs Denver Game on?
ESPN will broadcast the Tennessee Titans vs. Denver Broncos Week 1 match on Monday, September 14th.