What Week 1 taught us about the rest of the Tennessee Titans schedule
By Will Lomas
What do the Tennessee Titans look like in the context of the rest of the NFL?
The Tennessee Titans went into Cleveland as -5.5 point underdogs, however they left as 30-point victors and should be viewed as the easy candidate for the most likely team to win the AFC South crown.
I will talk about the other teams in the division in a second, but let’s talk about the Titans one more time. This is something that I haven’t seen talked about a lot, but as far as I can tell there are 7 ways to score points in the NFL (PATs not included). The Titans scored on 5 of them yesterday.
1. Rushing TD (Yes)
2. Passing/Receiving TD (Yes)
3. Field Goal (Yes)
4. Return touchdown (No)
5. Pick-6 (Yes)
6. Scoop and Score (No, but close twice on the Baker Mayfield fumbles)
7. Safety (Yes)
It is hard to find a team that was as dominant as the Titans were yesterday in a game where they weren’t heavily favored (much less underdogs).
We can talk about the great schemes of Arthur Smith and Dean Pees or the overall job by Mike Vrabel or the specific players, but nothing is going to do a better job of explaining just how dominant both sides of the ball were for the Titans.
So, with Week 1 behind us it is time to look to the future. With the Titans dominance in mind and tape on nearly every team in the league, how does the rest of the schedule look for the team?