Titans vs Commanders: Week 5 Primer

By Jawuan Williams

The Titans (2-2) look to keep the wins rolling as they head to Washington D.C. to face the Commanders (1-3). Kickoff is Sunday, September 9th at FedEx Field . Start time is 12:00 p.m. CDT. 

The Titans and Commanders have met on only 13 previous occasions, with the Titans holding a 7-6 edge. They took the last meeting at Nissan Stadium in 2018 after the Commanders won at Tennessee in 2010 and at Washington in 2014.

Game Information

Tennessee Titans @ Washington Commanders 

Game Time: 12:00 p.m. CDT

Location: FedEx Field 

TV: WTVF NewsChannel 5

TV Broadcast Crew: Andrew Catalon, James 

Lofton, and Amanda Renner 

Radio: Titans Radio, 104-5 The Zone

Radio Broadcast Crew: Mike Keith, Dave McGinnis, Amie Wells, Rhett Bryan

Line: TN -2.5

Over/Under: 42.5

King Henry leads the Titans to victory 

Derrick Henry rushed his first 100 yard game of the season, which led the Titans to win their first divisional matchup against the Indianapolis Colts by a score of 24-17. Henry was on a roll in the first half , rushing for 99 yards and one touchdown. He will look to have the same dominance this week against the Washington Commanders and their 21st ranked rushing defense.

Washington Commanders

Washington Commanders look to get back in the win column this week. The Commanders defeated the Jaguars in Week 1 but then lost their next three contests, including last week’s 25-10 defeat at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys. Their lone touchdown came on a 10-yard touchdown pass from Carson Wentz to rookie wideout Jahan Dotson. 

3 Keys To Watch

  1. Treylon Burks Injury 
  • Rookie wideout Treylon Burks will miss some time after getting hurt in last Sunday’s matchup with the Colts. Caught two passes for 14 yards and added a four-yard rushing attempt for a first down before exiting the game with an injury in the fourth quarter. With Burks missing some time, will the Titans bring up veteran Josh Gordon to the active roster? 
  1. Beat Carson Wentz 
  • Commanders Qb Carson Wentz looks to get revenge on the Titans after they swept him last season while he was with the Indianapolis Colts. Wentz has a career record of 0-3 against the Titans.
  1. Can the Titans offense

Titans has a current streak of four consecutive games with a touchdown on the team’s first drive of the game. They scored on each of its first three possessions.