2. Titans will get off to a fast start
If nothing else, things will get scary for Ravens fans early on in this game.
The Titans aren’t normally fast starters by any stretch, but they draw a matchup with a Ravens team that hasn’t seen any real action since Week 16. Because they wrapped up the No. 1 seed then, the Ravens’ best players haven’t had to play in three weeks.
Shaking off rust is easier for a running team like Baltimore, but I believe that rust will also extend to the defense. With that said, Tennessee will come out of the gate fast and score on each of their first two drives, creating some panic in the state of Maryland.
There’s nothing more difficult than getting off to a fast start in such an important, pressure-packed game — and that’s especially true for a notoriously slow-starting team like the Titans — but that’s exactly what will happen in this game for head coach Mike Vrabel’s squad.
Then it will become a matter of if the Titans can keep up that early momentum and turn it into a full 60 minutes en route to an upset win over the No. 1 seed in the AFC.
I have my doubts about that part.