|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFL The Titans are coming out of their bye week, after a loss to San Diego, and hitting the road to Miami to challenge the Dolphins. Miami just racked up their first road loss of the season to the Ravens.
In the latest Dolphins news, Billy Cundiff kicked four field goals, and the Ravens forced three turnovers in a 26-10 victory Sunday that ended the Dolphins’ unbeaten run on the road. Baltimore won its seventh straight home game behind Cundiff and a defense that blanked Miami after halftime. The Dolphins also had only 10 players on the field upon being victimized by a fake punt and never really got in sync on offense.
When placing your football bets consider that Miami came in 4-0 on the road, but the Ravens were not impressed. Baltimore never trailed and pulled away after taking a 13-10 halftime lead. The Dolphins allowed 402 yards on a whopping 71 plays and failed to produce a turnover. The Ravens finished with a 16-minute advantage in time of possession thanks heavily to the running of Ray Rice, who gained 83 yards on 22 carries and had seven catches for 97 yards.
In Titans’ news, defensive end Jason Babin was fined $20,000 for an illegal knee-high hit on San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers in Tennessee’s loss last Sunday. Babin leads the Titans with seven sacks this season and was flagged for roughing the passer on the play. He has now been fined at least four time this season for a total of $35,000. But the Titans have bigger news than Babin’s hard hits. They recently just picked up Randy Moss from the Minnesota Vikings, and they truly feel like they hit the lottery. They are confident in the move and in the potential their newest player holds. Fisher, the NFL's longest-tenured coach, is known as a player's coach who holds his guys accountable.
According to sportsbook the Titans (5-3) are winning with a strong locker room hungry for the franchise's first postseason win since January 2004, which should keep Moss focused for their eight-game playoff push.
All reasons why, although no one else in the NFL wanted the 13-year veteran, the Titans think Moss now is on the right team at the right time. Fisher himself is the biggest reason this can work. He has dealt with egos, Adam "Pacman" Jones and Albert Haynesworth and running back LenDale White, coaxing out big punt returns, interceptions, sacks and touchdowns before those players wore out their welcome in Tennessee. The Titans eventually traded away Jones and White and let Haynesworth walk via free agency. Now in his 16th full season, Fisher has enough clout to make personnel decisions as he sees fit. Fisher is a former player with a good feel for when to practice longer or turn a session into a walkthrough, and his players notice. Not that the Titans are expecting any issues. He gives offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger the best option he's had to throw downfield. They expect Moss to be ready to work when they return to practice Tuesday after their bye week.