The Tennessee Titans’ 2020 opponents have been decided for both home and road games.
While we won’t have the Tennessee Titans’ exact schedule until mid April, we do know which teams they will be facing at both home and on the road during the 2020 season.
On top of the teams they will face from their own division, Tennessee will have games against teams from the AFC North, AFC East, AFC West and NFC North, which could make for a tough schedule overall.
Let’s take a look.
Home opponents: Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns
Away opponents: Texans, Colts, Jaguars, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos
Of Tennessee’s eight home opponents, only two of them made the playoffs in 2019. Five of those teams were a Titans opponent this previous season, with Tennessee going a combined 4-4 against them overall.
Of Tennessee’s eight away opponents, four of them made the playoffs this past season, and four of them are repeat opponents from the regular season. If you count the win against the Ravens in the divisional round, Tennessee compiled an overall record of 4-4 against its future away opponents.
As long as there are no significant injuries, I’d expect the Steelers, Broncos and Browns to at least show some improvement next season. If you factor that in, the Titans will have a pretty tough schedule to navigate once again in 2020.
The good news is the Titans faced a pretty tough schedule in 2019 and were still able to make the playoffs — and that’s with head coach Mike Vrabel’s squad dropping some games they likely would have won if quarterback Ryan Tannehill was at the helm all season.
If both Tannehill and running back Derrick Henry return, there’s no reason why the Titans can’t take advantage of their divisional slate more and improve to double-digit wins for the first time since the 2008 season.