The Baltimore Ravens (3-2) have turned the page on their 12-9 overtime loss to the Cleveland Browns and now look ahead to another AFC rival, the Tennessee Titans (3-2).
Faced with their third consecutive road game, the Ravens take on a defense they should be somewhat familiar with.
Former defensive coordinator Dean Pees, who won Super Bowl XLVII in his first season in that role, retired following the 2017 season then came out of retirement to head the Titans' seventh-ranked defense.
When asked if it gives the Ravens a leg up on the competition already knowing how a team's DC operates, quarterback Joe Flacco said, "Compared to other teams, I’m sure it’ll be a little bit familiar. But having said that, they have different players. Defensive coordinators do a really good job of game-planning for individual teams and also game-planning in ways that set up to the strengths of their individual players."
The Titans' run defense, however, is ranked 26th in the league heading into Week 6 allowing 123.2 yards per game. Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, the Titans had 14 missed tackles with four of them coming on a single play. The team could be getting veteran linebacker Wesley Woodyard back into the mix after missing the Week 5 matchup with a shoulder injury. That weakness could be the opportunity the Ravens' running game has been searching for. Ranked 25th in the league, running back Alex Collins knows there will be a breakthrough soon enough.
"Keep pressing and keep hitting it the same way we’ve been doing, because it’s going to open up," Collins said Wednesday. "We just have to keep being patient and keep working at it and keep practicing our craft.”
A win for the Titans would be a morale booster for an offense ranked 29th in points (17.4), 29th in yards (294), 29th in passing yards (186.8) and 17th in rushing yards (107.2). Against the Bills, QB Marcus Mariota was 14-for-20 for 129 yards and one interception.
"He does present some challenges offensively, because he’s so athletic, so explosive in the open field with running the ball, that you don’t want him ruining the game for you, especially on third down,” safety Eric Weddle said on the threat Mariota presents.
Expect to see Mariota taking things into his own hands quite often as a Titans tight end has not caught a pass since their Week 3 win vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars. Through five weeks, tight ends Luke Stocker and Jonnu Smith have seven combined catches for 84 yards. In his second year, wide receiver Corey Davis leads the team with 26 receptions for 361 yards and one touchdown.
Kicker Ryan Succop accounted for all of the Titans' 12 points Sunday - just like Ravens' Justin Tucker's Week 5 performance - nailing 25, 39, 50 and 54-yard field goals.
The Ravens and Titans last met Week 9 of the 2017 season where they were handed a 23-20 loss with the Titans winning three of the last four. The Titans lead the regular season series 10-9, going 6-4 at Nissan Stadium. Of the 22 times the Ravens and Titans have met, including the postseason, the game has been decided by one score 14 times with 11 of those by three-or-fewer-points. In 12 games at Tennessee, the Titans have outscored the Ravens 222-221.
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Ahead of the matchup, here's everything you need to know to watch.
RAVENS VS. TITANS WEEK 6 HOW TO WATCH:
Who: Baltimore Ravens vs. Tennessee Titans
What: Week 6 regular season
When: Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, 4:25 p.m. ET
Where: Nissan Stadium
TV Channel: CBS
Live Stream: Watch Now with fuboTV - Try free trial
Radio: WBAL New Radio 1090 and 98Rock
Weather: 70 degrees, mostly cloudy
RAVENS 2018 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE:
Week 1: Sun., 9/9 vs. Bills, 1:00 p.m. (W: 47-3)
Week 2: Thur., 9/13 @ Bengals, 8:20 p.m. (L: 34-23)
Week 3: Sun., 9/23 vs. Broncos. 1:00 p.m. (W: 27-14)
Week 4: Sun., 9/30 @ Steelers, 8:20 p.m. (W: 26-14)
Week 5: Sun., 10/7 @ Browns, 1:00 p.m. (L: 12-9)
Week 6: Sun., 10/14 @ Titans, 4:25 p.m.
Week 7: Sun., 10/21 vs. Saints, 4:05 p.m.
Week 8: Sun., 10/28 @ Panthers, 1:00 p.m.
Week 9: Sun., 11/4 vs. Steelers, 1:00 p.m.
Week 10: BYE week
Week 11: Sun., 11/18 vs. Bengals, 1:00 p.m.
Week 12: Sun., 11/25 vs. Raiders, 1:00 p.m.
Week 13: Sun., 12/2 @ Falcons, 1:00 p.m.
Week 14: Sun., 12/9 @ Chiefs, 1:00 p.m.
Week 15: Sun., 12/16 vs. Buccaneers, 1:00 p.m.
Week 16: Sat., 12/22 or Sunday 12/23 @ Chargers, TBD
Week 17: Sun., 12/30 vs. Browns, 1:00 p.m.
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