Tennessee Titans in NFL Power Rankings: Week 1

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 13: Running back DeMarco Murray
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Where do the Tennessee Titans stand in the NFL power rankings?

It is that time of year again. The Tennessee Titans take their inaugural spot in NFL Power Rankings.

I will look at different rankings throughout the year, but right now the ones that catch my eye are NFL.com and Bleacher Report.

Here is where each on has the Titans to start the season.

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NFL.com: 11

“When it comes to the young quarterbacks in the league, give me Marcus Mariota. For all the Jameis Winston and Carson Wentz hype, it still seems as though fans are sleeping on the Titans quarterback. Not in fantasy, where Mariota’s legs are absolutely a factor. Yet, his improvement, aligned with the additions of rookie receiver Corey Davis and veteran pass catcher Eric Decker, should make Tennessee the favorite in the AFC South. Now, that important third preseason game against the Bears? That sucked. And that, my friends, is the question: How much will the Titans play down to their opponents?”

-Elliot Harrison

Harrison nailed the Titans analysis for much of last season. He praised the right things and was cautious about the right things.

That trend seems to repeat itself now as he has sort of nailed what I think the Titans are.

In terms of young quarterbacks, give me Marcus Mariota. Efficient almost always and dominant for stretches, that is a formula for winning championships.

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  • However, some of their best games last year were against playoff teams while some of the worst were against teams that picked in the top-5 of the 2017 NFL Draft.

    Playing down to opponents is something good teams don’t do, and this team needs to be more confident and dominant against bad teams now that they have shown they can be winners.

    Bleacher Report: 12

    “There’s a lot to like with the Tennessee Titans heading into the regular season. They have an emerging young quarterback in Marcus Mariota, a great rushing attack and a great offensive line. The Titans also have a terrific front seven, and their secondary is greatly improved.

    That secondary will be truly tested in Week 1 by Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders…”

    -Chris Simms

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    Check out the full analysis at the link above, but again this sort of nails the Titans on the head.

    The talent looks like it is there on paper, thanks in large part to the outstanding work of Jon Robinson. Now it is time to win some ball games.

    That new and improved secondary may take a while to gel, so I am not sure that I love the matchup in Week 1. However, if they can hold their own against this QB and this passing attack, the Tennessee Titans may go far this year.