Tennessee Titans 2019 opponents and breakdown
By Will Lomas
A quick look to 2019.
While there is still a lot to unpack from the 2018 season, the Tennessee Titans now know their opponents for the 2019.
The order and bye week will be determined later, but here is what we know right now.
Like every year, the Tennessee Titans will play the Indianapolis Colts, Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars twice each. This is still the most important six games of the season for the Titans as we saw last night.
More often than not these matchups decide the playoffs more than who the best team technically is.
The AFC West
This is a tough pill to swallow, but the good news is that everyone in the AFC South is going to have to compete with this division. The AFCW is of course made up of the Kansas City Chiefs, LA Chargers, Denver Broncos, and Oakland(?) Raiders.
More good news for the Titans, the top two from that division will actually play in Nashville which should help even out the talent difference a little bit.
The NFC South
If anyone says they can tell you what the NFC South will produce from year to year, they are liars. My money would be on the New Orleans Saints being great again, but every other team has huge questions:
-Is Tampa Bay going to keep Jameis Winston given all his issues on and off the field?
-Will we see good Cam or bad Cam in Carolina?
-The Falcons fired every coordinator they had, is there going to be a learning curve?
The Titans will take on the Saints at home as well as the Bucs, which may be the last time we ever seen Marcus Mariota vs Jameis Winston.
Buffalo Bills (home)
The Titans will face the Bills at home under new coaching. This comes because the AFC South has to play the corresponding team in the AFC East. So, the Texans will play the Patriots, Colts play Miami, and Jaguars play the Jets.
Cleveland Browns (road)
This one hurts. I think the Browns are going to be really fun to watch next year and I think they are one of the more talented teams in the league. As that talent grows they have a chance to be really good after years of collecting high draft picks.
Again, the Browns and Titans both placed third in their division so that is the matchup. To round it out, the Texans will play the Ravens, Colts play the Steelers and the Jags will play the Bengals.
So, that is the list. It isn’t the worst case scenario, but that is a really strong list of opponents. The good news is that the Colts and Texans probably have a slightly more difficult road ahead, but the Titans have to spend this offseason making themselves better in hopes of finally cracking double digit wins.