The Tennessee Titans enter the season with plenty of optimism after being one of the best teams in the NFL for the last few seasons. That success has not yet led to a Super Bowl appearance, but this could be another great chance for the Titans.
Tennessee continues to have one of the best rushing attacks in the NFL and the passing game should be much improved this season. The defense will be tested, andthe AFC South Division appears to be a two-team race.
The Titans should be able to get into the playoff field, but taking the next step will be the ultimate test for this franchise.
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Tennessee Titans 2021 Schedule
|Week 1||Sept. 12||Arizona Cardinals|
|Week 2||Sept. 29||at Seattle Seahawks|
|Week 3||Sept. 26||Indianapolis Colts|
|Week 4||Oct. 3||at New York Jets|
|Week 5||Oct. 10||at Jacksonville Jaguars|
|Week 6||Oct. 18||Buffalo Bills|
|Week 7||Oct. 24||Kansas City Chiefs|
|Week 8||Oct. 31||at Indianapolis Colts|
|Week 9||Nov. 7||at Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 10||Nov. 14||New Orleans Saints|
|Week 11||Nov. 21||Houston Texans|
|Week 12||Nov. 28||New England Patriots|
|Week 14||Dec. 12||Jacksonville Jaguars|
|Week 15||Dec. 19||at Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Week 16||Dec. 23||San Francisco 49ers|
|Week 17||Jan. 2||Miami Dolphins|
|Week 18||Jan. 9||at Houston Texans|
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Tennessee Titans 2020 Summary
The Titans finished the 2020 season with a record of 11-5 and that was good enough to win the AFC South. Things weren’t always easy for Tennessee a season ago, but that was the case for most teams in the league.
Tennessee took on the Baltimore Ravens in the opening round of the playoffs and was unable to get any offense going. The Titans suffered a 20-13 defeat, ending what was a pretty successful season.
Running back Derrick Henry was named the Associated Press Offensive Player of the Year after racking up more than 2,000 rushing yards.
Tennessee Titans Key Players
Henry is the most important player on this Tennessee roster, and he is one of the best overall players in the NFL. The entire offense runs through Henry and he has proven to be tough for most NFL teams to stop.
Quarterback Ryan Tannehill is another key piece to this team, but he regressed a bit during the 2020 season. Expectations were high on Tannehill after leading the team on a deep playoff run the previous season, but he wasn’t nearly as good in 2020.
Wide receiver Julio Jones will be another key player for the Titans this season as he could transform the passing game and allow Tannehill to have a much better season. Jones is no longer in the prime of his career, but he could open up some holes for the running game.
Tennessee Titans New Additions
The Titans made a big splash this offseason by making a trade with the Atlanta Falcons for Jones. Jones was coveted by a number of teams around the league, but the Titans were able to put together the best package to get him.
The Titans needed some help on the defensive side of the football and spent some money in the offseason to improve. The biggest move was signing linebacker Bud Dupree to a massive deal that should improve the pass rush.
Denico Autry is another edge rusher that was brought in to help the defense and he could be in for a big year. In the secondary, the Titans also reached a deal with cornerback Janoris Jenkins and that could have big benefits.
Tennessee Titans Key Subtractions
The front office in Tennessee strongly believes that the team will be much improved in 2021, but there will be some key pieces missing from last season. The Titans filled some of the holes that were left, but some key departures could lead to some challenges.
Wide receivers Corey Davis and Adam Humphries both signed with other teams this offseason and that could have an effect on the passing attack. The rest of the offense should remain intact and that will be extremely beneficial.
On the defensive side, the Titans will no longer have Jadeveon Clowney harassing opposing quarterbacks. Cornerback Malcolm Butler has also moved on from the Titans after being a solid performer in the secondary.
Here is a look at the divisional betting odds for the AFC South during the 2021 season:
- Tennessee Titans -135
- Indianapolis Colts +165
- Jacksonville Jaguars +650
- Indianapolis Colts +2000
The AFC South won’t be one of the best divisions in the NFL. There are two of the top teams in the NFL battling for the top spot, but there are also two bad teams.
Tennessee and Indianapolis finished with the same regular-season record last season and this race should come down to the wire again in 2021. The Colts are a slight betting favorite to win the division, but the Titans aren’t very far behind.
Going 4-0 against the Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans will be a big key for both the Colts and Titans.
Tennessee Titans Offense
While most teams in the NFL attempt to win games by throwing the football, that is not how the Titans approach things on offense. Few teams run the ball as often as the Titans, and they have the best running back in football leading the way.
Tennessee racked up over 168 rushing yards per game a season ago and most of that damage was done by Henry. The addition of Julio Jones will give the Titans a great deep threat, but head coach Mike Vrabel doesn’t always take those deep shots.
The Titans averaged over 30 points last season ago, but they don’t want to get into shootouts very often, especially against some of the top teams on their schedule.
Tennessee Titans Defense
The defense was a major disappointment last season as the Titans allowed more than 27 points per game. That was a major change from 2019 when the Titans were able to shut down teams en route to an appearance in the AFC Championship Game.
Defending the pass was the biggest problem for Tennessee, as it gave up more than 270 passing yards per game. Getting pressure on the quarterback is one way to correct that issue, but the Titans also need better play from the secondary.
The Titans were solid against the run in 2020 and that trend will need to continue if they are going to win the AFC South Division again.
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