NFL PREVIEW: DETROIT LIONS (5-8) AT TENNESSEE TITANS (9-4)
WEEK 15 // SUNDAY, DEC. 20, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // NISSAN STADIUM // REFEREE: JEROME BOGER
REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:
LEADER: Titans lead all-time series, 9-3
STREAKS: Titans have won past 5
LAST GAME: 9/18/16: Titans 16 at Lions 15
LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/23/12: Titans 44, Lions 41 (OT)
QB MATTHEW STAFFORD passed for 244 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs for 100.6 rating last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with 100+ rating. Passed for 278 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs for 102.2 rating in last road meeting. Ranks 4th in NFC with 3,522 pass yards in 2020 & has 9 seasons with 3,500+ pass yards since 2011, tied3rd most in NFL. • RB ADRIAN PETERSON rushed for 119 yards in his last game vs. Ten. (12/22/18 w/ Was.). Has 100+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his 4 career games vs. Ten. Ranks 4th in NFL history with 117 rush TDs & 5th with 14,724 rush yards. Rookie RB D’ANDRE SWIFT had 5th rush TD of season last week. Is 1 of 2 rookie RBs (JAMES ROBINSON) with 5+ rush TDs (5) & 2+ rec. TDs (2) this season. Has 3 rush TDs in his past 3 on road. • WR MARVIN JONES had 8 receptions for 118 yards in last meeting. Has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 on road. WR KENNY GOLLADAY aims for his 3rd in row on road with 100+ rec. yards. WR DANNY AMENDOLA had 6 catches for team-high 66 yards last week. Has 50+ rec. yards in 5 of his past 6. TE T.J. HOCKENSON had 6 receptions for 43 yards & rec. TD last week. Ranks 3rd among TEs with 58 receptions & 657 rec. yards. Has 5+ receptions in 3 of his past 4 on road. • LB JAMIE COLLINS had 6 tackles & PD last week. Has PD in 3 of his past 4. Aims for his 4th in row on road with 8+ tackles. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Ten. with sack & PD. Needs 3 tackles for 4th-career 100+ tackle season. DE ROMEO OKWARA has 3 sacks & 2 FFs in his past 4 on road. CB DARRYL ROBERTS led team with 7 tackles & had PD last week.
QB RYAN TANNEHILL completed 19 of 24 passes (season-high 79.2 pct.) for 212 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 131.3 rating last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 2+ TD passes & 100+ rating. Passed for 207 yards & TD vs. INT in only career game vs. Det. (11/9/14 with Mia.). Has 20 TDs (19 pass, 1 rush) vs. 2 INTs for 115 rating in 7 home games in 2020. Has career-high 28 TD passes. • RB DERRICK HENRY rushed for season-high 215 yards with 2 TDs last week, becoming 1st player in NFL history with 4 career games with 200+ rush yards & 2+ rush TDs. Is 5th player in NFL history with 175+ rush yards & 2+ rush TDs in 3 games within single season. Has 100+ rush yards in 4 of past 5. Has 2+ rush TDs in 2 of past 3. Leads NFL with 1,532 rush yards & ties for lead with 14 rush TDs. • WR A.J. BROWN led team with 7 catches for 112 yards & had rec. TD last week, his 8th-career game with 100+ rec. yards. Aims for 4th in row with 85+ rec. yards. Has TD catch in 3 of past 4. WR COREY DAVIS has 70+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4. Aims for 3rd in row at home with 5+ catches. TE GEOFF SWAIM had 1st TD catch of season in Week 14. Had rec. TD in only career game vs. Det. (9/30/18 with Dal.). • S KEVIN BYARD led team with season-high 11 tackles last week. Aims for his 10th in row with 6+ tackles. Has PD in 2 of his past 3 vs. NFC North. S KENNY VACCARO had 3 PD, INT, FR & TFL in his last game vs. Det. (10/15/17 with NO). Aims for his 4th in row vs. Det. with TFL. CB MALCOLM BUTLER had 2 PD & INT in Week 14. Aims for his 4th in row vs. NFC North with 2+ PD. LB RASHAAN EVANS had 8 tackles & 2 PD last week.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Spero Dedes, Adam Archuleta SIRIUS: 138 (Det), 81 (Ten) | XM: 381 (Det), 226 (Ten)