Prior to their matchup with Buffalo Bills, the Tennessee Titans head coach, Mike Vrabel, did not care whether he would receive any high regard from the national media.
At this point, taking stock of the week that was is critical to providing a way forward for each team; if the AFC North title is to be bagged. So far, the teams have put up a spirited fight and fans are not expecting anything less. Also, all teams have high expectations to outperform their competitors and in so doing, they might go further to edge closer to the divisional title and even the Lombardi trophy. Naturally, every team in the NFL strives to win the divisional title first. A division win means that a home playoff game and a playoff spot are well secured. Therefore, it is never too early to score satisfactory divisional rankings. With this in mind Steelers odds for the season could be better with a Week-6 win.
Titans Week 6 Game Odds
|Nissan Stadium — Nashville, TN||Spread||Moneyline||Total|
|BALTIMORE RAVENS||-2½ -120||-150||41|
|TENNESSEE TITANS||+2½ +100||+130||41|
|Bet on the Game|
Vrabel expressed his opinion that this Week 5 game should not be of much concern for his players. The only thing that the coach was worried about was the kind of respect and credit they would receive not only as a team, but also as individual professional athletes. However, losing the Sunday matchup to the Buffalos with a 13-12 final score line will not only affect the Titans odds for the season, but also the respect they deserved because they let both to slip narrowly through their fingers.
If they had won this game, they could have been ranked distant first in the AFC South considering their preceding consecutive wins as well. The Titans won their games against the Eagles and Jaguars, and many bookies favored them to emerge victorious against the Bills on the road. Meanwhile, the squad has to be physically and mentally prepared to go an extra mile as they grind through the second quarter of this season with the intention of making it top the playoffs for the consecutive year. After winning their Week 3 matchup against Jacksonville Jaguars, the Titans Safety Kevin Byard nicknamed their squad as the AFC South big dogs.
After losing to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, Byard had a different vibe. He expressed his opinion that since respect is not given, they did not earn it on that Sunday. Furthermore, he said that they have to fix their mistakes as soon as possible because they have tough games lined up in the coming weeks, which will put the squad to test. When they were in training camp, Vrabel said that the character of the squad shows best during adversity.
Tennessee Titans are known to adjust to their adversities quickly as shown in their win over the Houston Texas at home earlier in the season with the absence of QB Marcus Mariota. To add insult to injury, Mariota had to return to the squad in time to replace backup QB Blaine Gabbert who was also knocked out. They managed to beat the Jaguars and extended their winning streak with a home win against Philadelphia at overtime. Now, they have to get past the Baltimore Ravens in Week 6 to regain their winning ways.
Even with the Sunday loss in Buffalo, the Titans are not yet crestfallen. Cornerback Logan Ryan said that the season is long and currently thEy sit at a better position compared to other teams. He added that their concentration is on the next game against Baltimore Ravens in Week 6. Even though their defense did a good job holding Buffalo to 13 points, the offense has to improve. According to RB Dion Lewis, the offense has to create more plays. He also said that they will take the criticism, trains harder, and tune themselves towards winning over the Ravens. Both the defense and the offense must seamlessly coordinate to create more plays, get more yards, and score more points, he added.
Ravens vs. Titans, this is a pick em game I got the Ravens— Cameron Mingo (@CamMingo) October 10, 2018