A meeting with the Texans presents the Titans with a familiar obstacle
In the most obvious ways, the Tennessee Titans are in a vastly different situation than they’ve been in years past. And that’s a good thing.
These aren’t your father’s Titans. The ones that have struggled out of the gate in past years. These Titans are 4-0, their best start since 2008, and only the fourth time in that stretch that they’ve been above .500 after their first four games.
How they got their 4-0 start left a bit to be desired at first, but after a Week 5 thrashing of the previously unbeaten Buffalo Bills, the Titans proved that they hang with the class of the NFL. And that the way they got to their perfect start hasn’t been a fluke. Currently, the Titans rank sixth in the league in points per game, and ninth in points allowed per game. If both those numbers hold, it would mark the first time in the Titans era that the team placed in the top ten in both categories in the same year.
This has not been the same ol’ Titans. Even through injuries, even through COVID, this Tennessee Titans team has raced out to a fast start to look like one of the early season’s best teams– both on paper and in the film room.
But if this new and improved Titans team wants to prove beyond a doubt that they are different, that they’re a team that is finally capable of getting over the hump of 9-7 and take the next steps into becoming a truly feared franchise, it starts in Week 5- where the division-rival Houston Texans will present a challenge that’s stumped countless Titans teams of old.