3. Will Ryan Tannehill resume his dominance?
I think it goes without saying that the Titans owe much of their 2019 success to the comeback of Ryan Tannehill. Fresh off a Comeback Player of the Year award and massive contract extension, Tennessee and Tannehill alike are hoping that performance was not a mirage, and will continue into 2020 and beyond.
Last season, Tennessee was absolutely embarrassed by Denver, which ultimately led to Tannehill taking over in the first place. That is why I’m interested to see how Tannehill performs tonight in Denver as the starter. If Tannehill goes off and has a monster night, that could be a good omen for the rest of the season.
While Denver isn’t the vaunted defense it once was, the tandem of A.J. Bouye and Bryce Callahan is nothing to sneeze at. If Tannehill has a rough performance similar to last season at Denver, it’s not necessarily the end of the world. Denver is a tough place to play, without or without fans, and a bad game in Denver isn’t unheard of.
However, if Tannehill dominates, that will be a sign of things to come. This isn’t the same old Titans team, and another AFC championship run is possible.