Here’s the list of the Tennessee Titans 2012 opponents. It doesn’t look to be the kindest of schedules.
Home: Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Bears, and the Detroit Lions.
Away: Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, San Diego Chargers, Green Bay Packers, and the Minnesota Vikings.
The Patriots are… well they’re the Patriots. They’re currently making a run at the Superbowl after having a season full of receivers like Wes Welker and Rob Gronkowski destroying records. Last time the Patriots and the Titans met was in Foxboro. The Titans had a complete meltdown and were humiliated to the sum of 59-0. It’ll be hard to try and avenge that against what should still be an amazing team.
The Steelers are still the Steelers, though the Steel Curtain seems to be fading somewhat. The Titans should fare better in this game than they did this year against the Steelers.
The Titans will be facing ex-defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz for the first time ever as the Lions come to Nashville. The Lions are one of the most dangerous offenses in the league. How the Titans do against the Lions will depend on how the changes to the backfield and defensive line fair over the off-season.
Playing the Packers is never an easy thing and it gets that much harder when you have to go to Lambeau to face them. As much of an optimist as I may be, this one probably won’t go the Titans way. You know what they say though, any given Sunday….
Let us not forget the new terrors of the AFC South, the Houston Texans. Their defense is at it’s peak and their offense is following suit. They’re the team to beat in the AFC South and should make for a couple great games to watch.
The other games are reasonably winnable. The Vikings have a long way to go before their back up in contention and I doubt Adrian Peterson is playing at 100% this next season. The Chicago Bears are a decent team, but a lot of NFC teams look tough until they get matched up against an AFC team. I ain’t scared. The Chargers are and up and down team and the Titans are better. The Dolphins and Bills games should both be good.
The last two teams, the Jaguars and Colts, should both be wins (though the same could be said about this year…).
It’ll be a tough season. The team’s gonna have to put a lot of effort forth to push themselves to the playoffs. Hopefully they make all the right off-season moves to put the Titans in the best position to win.