Both teams have playoff aspirations, but they also face stiff competition within their division. The 49ers are 8-6, but that’s only good for third in the tough NFC West, as the Rams and Cardinals are both tied at 10-4. With a Wild Card spot being their best bet, San Francisco will want to add a few wins to distance themselves from other Wild Card competitors. They started the season slow with a 2-4 record, but they’ve found their footing in recent weeks, winning five of their last six.
As for the Titans, it seemed like the AFC South would be a cakewalk for them, but the Colts have fought hard to put themselves in a competitive spot. Just a single game ahead of the Colts, the 9-5 Titans have struggled without Derrick Henry, losing three of their previous four games. A playoff berth should be in play for the Titans regardless of their final three games, but they would certainly prefer to have home field advantage. The top-seeded Chiefs are just 10-4, so the Titans could pull ahead with some timely wins.
Here’s how to watch tonight’s game:
Date: Thursday, December 23, 2021
Time: 8:20 p.m. ET
Location: Nissan Stadium—Nashville, TN
TV: NFL Network
Announcers: Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen, Pam Oliver, & Kristina Pink