Chargers vs. Titans 12/18/22 Prediction and Odds
The upcoming Chargers vs. Titans 12/18/22 game looks like it’s in the bag for the Titans. However, we’ve also got to ask whether they’ve been overreliant on RB Derrick Henry this season. Let’s take a closer look.
Chargers vs. Titans 12/18/22 Preview Games and History
While this matchup isn’t really thought of as one of football’s big rivalries, the Chargers vs. Titans 12/18/22 fixture has a lot of history behind it.
In total, the sides have met each other 47 times, including four crucial postseason games.
They made history when coming up against each other in the first-ever AFL title game on New Year’s Day 1961, which the Titans (then known as the Houston Oilers) won 24-16. A pretty dramatic stage for the sides to meet after only having played each other for the first time just three months prior.
They fought out the AFL Championship game the year after, too, with the Titans again coming out on top.
Despite winning these crucial early Chargers vs. Titans, the Chargers have kept their heads up. In fact, they are some way ahead in the overall record, which stands at 28-18-1. This is mainly due to impressive winning streaks in the 60s and 90s/2000s that the Titans have never been able to match.
Chargers vs. Titans 12/18/22 Odds and Statistics
The biggest Chargers vs. Titans matchup of modern times came in the 2007 AFC Wild Card game, which the Chargers edged 17-6. It was hard for the Titans to go into the match with much confidence after losing the 5 prior games in the series too.
However, the Titans have started to hold their own in the tie with more conviction over the last few meetings, with the previous four matches being split evenly between the two sides.
Chargers vs. Titans 12/18/22 NFL Betting Tips: The Season So Far
However things end in Chargers vs. Titans, fans will still be left wondering what could’ve been for the Chargers this season.
Early season optimism soon started to give way to despair as the injury list piled up, and the team was cruelly gutted of much of its talent. J.C. Jackson and Rashawn Slater are just two important names whose seasons ended prematurely.
Even with the queue for the treatment table building up, some fans have wondered whether the players that have been available have stepped up to the plate. Of course, so much disruption in the team is hardly conducive to good performances, but it’s been hard to even see the induvial ability of players who can’t lay all the blame for their poor form on absent teammates.
It’s especially frustrating since we’ve seen how explosive the Chargers’ offense can be at times, but if the side can find its feet ahead of Chargers vs. Titans 12/18/22, then there’s still time to prevent the season from becoming too much of an underachievement.
With every passing week, winning the AFC South looks increasingly inevitable for the Titans. The attack has blown hot and cold throughout the year, with everything rarely working at once, but the competition isn’t too stiff in the south this year.
Tennessee’s defense has been the driving force in building their impressive lead in the division, and many teams struggle to match their physicality. However, the ruggedness – including in their mental game – has seen the Titans prevail even when their technical game leaves much to be desired.
Some worries remain about an overreliance on RB Derrick Henry, but it’ll be a big surprise if anyone pips the Titans to the AFC South. This means they’ll be heading into the Chargers vs. Titans 12/18/22 match full of confidence.
Chargers vs. Titans 12/18/22 Prediction
The Chargers may be out of the running for the postseason by the time the Titans come to the crucial stages of the AFC South title charge.
That gap in purpose, as well as the parallel gap in quality, means the Titans will probably shut the Chargers out in Chargers vs. Titans. CXSports’ prediction is that the Titans will secure a solid win.
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