3 Reasons Tennessee Titans will repeat as AFC South champions

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The Tennessee Titans will post double-digit wins, again.

Okay, they say never count your chickens before they hatch and never jot down Ws until there’s no time on the clock and the game is actually in the win column (or something like that). If you’ve watched enough football, you’ve probably come to the conclusion that doing that is easier said than done.

Every year, we grab the NFL schedule or, at minimum, the team schedule of our favorite squad, and we begin placing Ws and Ls by the games we believe our favorite teams will win and lose. We do that when the schedule is released. We do that sporadically during the season.

How many times have you done that with this Tennessee Titans team? Has this team ever looked like they weren’t a playoff contender in your prognosis?

Okay, maybe it didn’t happen every time, but just give it one more look.

Yes, they’re playing a first-place schedule. That means they get the Pittsburgh Steelers, who might be on a downward trend. They also get the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills, but the good news is they get the latter two at home.

Some of their away games are winnable. They include road dates with the New England Patriots, New York Jets, and Los Angeles Rams. Again, wins aren’t born on paper, but there’s an argument that can be made, even with several months to go before the season begins, that Tennessee is better than all three of those teams and when you throw in the 17th game, and it’s hard to imagine a scenario where this team doesn’t post somewhere around ten or 11 games.

Oh, and there’s one more thing…