The Tennessee Titans snuck into the playoffs as a six seed, but the Titans could have a chance to run the table in the AFC
After a 2-4 start, a midseason quarterback change, and injuries to multiple key players, The Tennessee Titans are back in the playoffs.
Despite a season that felt lost through the first six weeks of the year due to an underperforming offense, the Titans were able to turn their season around. Behind the arm of Ryan Tannehill, a 1,500-yard season from the NFL’s rushing leader Derrick Henry, and a strong rookie of the year campaign from receiver AJ Brown, the Titans figured out how to move the ball and win games along the way.
Tennessee’s offensive production has been able to mask some regression on the defense, and has put the Titans in the playoffs as a wildcard for the second time in three seasons. The last time Tennessee made their way into the playoffs in 2017, the Titans proved they belonged by pulling the upset on the road against the fourth seed Kansas City Chiefs.
This years’ playoffs will allow the Titans the chance to once again pull a playoff upset against the New England Patriots during wildcard weekend. Much like their last trip to the playoffs, Tennessee will be making a road trip during the first round to take on a team that should be heavily favored against the lower seed Titans.
However, even though the 2019 Titans will enter the playoffs with a similar situation as they did in 2017, this year’s Tennessee team has a stronger roster on both sides of the ball than they had two years ago. With the talent the Titans have this year, the team has the potential to pull off a deep playoff run.
Sitting at 9-7 and the AFC’s worst playoff record, the Titans won’t inspire much belief outside of their own fanbase. However, Tennessee could be equipped to beat all of their potential AFC competition. The Ravens, Chiefs, Patriots, Texans, and Bills all present unique and tough challenges, but the Titans have a legitimate chance to beat them all.