The Baltimore Ravens have struggled this season, but with five wins they could be doing a lot worse. They're 5-4, which actually puts them at the bottom of a very competitive AFC North division, but there is still enough season left to turn things around. They've got a solid opportunity to pick up another win in Week 10 against the Tennessee Titans, a team with just two wins that has struggled to find any kind of identity.
Tennessee has six losses on the year, including a 30-16 defeat at the hands of the Houston Texans in its last game. The Titans are coming off a bye week, but there is not a lot of hope for righting the ship. They rank near the bottom of the league in everything but pass defense (241.0 passing yards allowed per game, ranked No. 16 overall).
Baltimore was doing just fine until it dropped two consecutive games to division rivals, including a 43-23 disaster against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 9. Unfortunately, the Ravens have now played all of their division games outside of a Week 17 meeting against the Cleveland Browns. They lost both games to Cincinnati, split with the Steelers and won the first game against the Browns.
The Titans are essentially out of the playoff picture at this point. Winning out would net them a 10-6 record, which still doesn't guarantee a spot in the postseason. Obviously they're not thinking playoffs at this point, but they would like to show some improvement on the offensive side of the ball. Their best avenue to success is to exploit Baltimore's soft pass defense (24th in the league, 263.2 passing yards allowed per game) rather than try and go up against the league's sixth-best rush defense.
How to Watch
Where: M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore
When: 1 p.m. ET
Announcers: Andrew Catalon, Steve Beuerlein, Steve Tasker
Online Streaming: Verizon NFL Mobile
The Ravens opened as heavy 10-point favorites for the matchup, with a few books moving slightly to have them at -10.5, according to OddsShark.