2010 NFL Week 3 Previews: Giants Set As Three-Point Favorite Over Titans
September 22nd, 2010-  By Bryan Cross

The New York Giants and the Tennessee Titans meet in week three of the 2010 NFL Season after both endured tough losses at the hands of their opponents in Week two.  For the Titans, it was a turnover-filled 19-11 defeat to Pittsburgh, while the Giants were blown out by Indianapolis 38-14.

Both games left the Giants and the Titans with more questions than answers as they continue their season, with this week marking an opportunity to figure things out.

The Titans turned the ball over seven times against the Steelers on Sunday, prompting head coach Jeff Fisher to pull quarterback Vince Young in favor of Kerry Collins.  That didn’t help either, as the Titans looked polar opposite to their week one victory over Oakland.  Fisher insisted that Young will remain the starting quarterback, and that Fisher pulled him because he felt Collins might have been able to spark something for the offense.

For the Giants, younger brother Eli Manning was bested for the second time in his career by older brother Peyton.  In the first meeting four years ago between the two, it was a close 26-21 score.  This time however, it was not nearly that close, with the Colts running away with the 24-point victory.  Eli Manning struggled from the start, throwing for just 17 yards in the first half.  While he improved in the second half, the game was already out of reach.

Looking ahead at this one for the Giants on offense, Manning will have to be much more consistent and careful with the ball. He fumbled twice last week, with Indianapolis recovering one for a touchdown.  Manning also threw one interception for a total of three turnovers that proved to be the Giants undoing.  Running back Brandon Jacobs was also a non-factor, and rumors are circulating that he is looking to be traded.

For the Titans on defense, they are tops against the pass through two weeks, though they have played Oakland and Pittsburgh, who both have quarterback issues.  However, this group of no house hold names has shined, and will look to pressure Manning into making mistakes.

Offensively for the Titans, running back Chris Johnson was held to just 34 yards on 16 carries and no touchdowns.  That must change this week, and the rest of the year if Tennessee is to become effective. They thrive when there is balance in the equation.  The Titans are not built to be a passing team, and the most productive back in the NFL will likely not remain down for long.

Defensively for the Giants it’s all about stopping Johnson and forcing the issue on the shoulder of Young once more.  Young has shown that he is mistake and turnover prone and New York will look to exploit that.

Game Line- USA Online Sportsbooks and NFL Week 3 Match Ups have set the Giants as a three-point favorite to win this one at the New Meadowlands Stadium.  The over/under for the game has been set at 42 1/2 points.

NFL Betting Trends indicate that the over is 7-0 in the Giants last seven games and 5-0 in New York’s last five home games.

The Titans are 4-0 ATS in their last four games against the Giants.

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