It’s Sunday again, and we’re going to continue with our recent plan of naming a Yankee of first touchdown scorers.
The first game we’re going to study is the Tennessee Titans at home to the Houston Texans. The Titans have a running back in Derrick Henry who averages 5 yards a carry and his last four games have seen him carry for 188, 159, 149 and 103 yards. The Texans are ranked 18th in the NFL in rushing yards allowed. We expect Henry to see a lot of the ball.
Next up are the Chicago Bears traveling to the Green Bay Packers. This is an age old rivalry and the Packers (10-3) can clinch a playoff place with a win. In running back Aaron Jones the Packers has a key player who has scored 12 touchdowns. We’ll side with him today.
One of the later games sees the Oakland Raiders hosting the Jacksonville Jaguars. This game will be the last time the Raiders take the field at the Oakland Coliseum with the Silver and Black heading to Vegas next season. Both teams are essentially out of the playoffs but wanting to do well in front of their Oakland fans for the last time suggests the Raiders have more to gain. Running back Josh Jacobs is the star player for the Raiders, and we’ll take him to score first.
Finally, the San Francisco 49ers host the Atlanta Falcons, with playoff football firmly in mind. The hosts are strong favourites today and with a 11-2 record they need to win to cement a strong seeding in the postseason. George Kittle has become a key player for the 49ers in the red zone, scoring four touchdowns in an injury hit season. We’ll take the tight end to score first today.
Henry (Titans), Jones (Packers), Jacobs (Raiders) and Kittle (49ers) in a first touchdown Yankee
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