Titans Finish 13-3, Best Record in AFC
Here’s a math equation for you guys. What does a 2,000-yard rusher, plus one of the league’s most productive quarterbacks, times multiple defensive all-stars equal? One of the best teams in football, and definitely the best team in the conference.
The Tennessee Titans have the chance to break “The Curse of 9-7” in the most convincing way imaginable, by coasting through the weak AFC South with either five or six wins, crushing the rest of their schedule, and earning home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
13 wins for a team that hasn’t reached double-digit victories since 2008 might be a bit extreme, but we’re not in it for weak projections here. And the Titans aren’t the same team they were last year. This is a group loaded with talent on both sides of the ball, with one of the NFL’s best offensive play-callers in Arthur Smith and a great young head coach in Mike Vrabel. They have talent, they have an identity, and when all of the team’s main pieces were playing together in 2019, it resulted in one of the most efficient offenses in the history of the league.
Give that group an entire offseason to prepare together, rather than rushing the starting quarterback in midseason, and you’re set up for a group that can do even more than they did the year before. Even more than simply making the AFC Championship game.