Week 7 Preview
The Tennessee Titans will host the San Francisco 49ers during Week 7 of the 2013-14 NFL season. The Houston Oilers / Titans trail the all-time series, 7-5. The Titans have won the last two matchups. San Francisco’s last win came in 1999.
It appears as though Jake Locker will start. Locker missed the last two games with hip/knee injuries. The initial diagnosis was that he wouldn’t return anytime sooner than the Week 9 matchup against the St. Louis Rams. With a 3-3 record and Locker’s quick recovery, the Titans are willing to take a chance on their young quarterback.
One of the key matchups to watch for: the 49ers depleted defensive line vs the Titans interior offensive line. Making his first start is Titans fourth-round rookie center Brian Schwenke. He replaces Rob Turner on a unit that has underperformed all season with Andy Levitre and Chance Warmack. The 49ers could have at least three defensive linemen who don’t suit up for this contest.
Check out some keys to victory for the Titans and 10 players who everyone should pay attention to on both teams.