The Tennessee Titans weren’t expected to make the playoffs last season, but they managed to finish with a 9-7 record, which was good enough to earn a Wildcard spot in the postseason. In the playoffs, they knocked out the Kansas City Chiefs, who won the AFC West, before losing to the New England Patriots in the Divisional round of the playoffs.
Despite their impressive run last year, the Titans have the third best odds to win the AFC South this season, behind the Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans.
With the start of training camp just a few weeks away, we decided to take a look at the Titans schedule and look at some of their most winnable games.
Week 1: At Miami Dolphins
The Titans kick off their season on the road against the Miami Dolphins, who failed to make the playoffs last season. This is one of their most winnable games because the Dolphins find themselves in the middle of an unexpected rebuild. The team got rid of wide receiver Jarvis Landry, who was acquired by the Cleveland Browns. The also traded away defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to the Los Angeles Rams.
To top things off, Miami’s quarterback, Ryan Tannehill is coming back after missing the entire 2017 season, and will likely be dealing with some rust.
Week 3: At Jacksonville Jaguars
The Jaguars won the AFC South last season, so a lot of you might be wondering why this is a winnable game for the Titans. Simple. The Titans dominated the Jaguars in their first meeting, and defeated them in week 17 to get into the playoffs. This means they will not be intimidated by the Jaguars when they play this season.
Week 5: At Buffalo Bills
The Buffalo Bills are in the same boat as the Dolphins because they are back in rebuilding mode despite making the playoffs last season. The Bills will have a new starting quarterback in either A.J. McCarron or rookie Josh Allen, depending on who wins the quarterback battle in training camp. They also have an aging running back in LeSean McCoy, and will likely struggle offensively this year.
Week 6: Vs Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens almost made the playoffs last season, but missed out after losing to the Cincinnati Bengals in week 17. Their biggest problem last season was their offense, which will likely be a problem again this season because they will have a hard time replacing Joe Flacco if he struggles again. The Ravens signed Robert Griffin III during the offseason, but he has been unable to stay healthy for most of his career. Their third stringer is Lamar Jackson, who is a rookie that will need time to develop.
Week 10: At Indianapolis Colts
Andrew Luck is expected back in the lineup this season after missing the entire 2017 season with a shoulder injury. Despite the good news that their franchise quarterback is healthy, the Colts have a lot of holes to fill before they can start contending again in the AFC South.
Week 13: Vs New York Jets
The Jets are another team in rebuilding mode, and they will start a rookie at quarterback next season, which means they should expect some growing pains. They also have issues on both sides of the b all so don’t expect the Jets to do much next season.
Tennessee Titans new (@TennesTitannews) April 24, 2017