Think back to June 6th. That was the day the Tennessee Titans, in the minds of some, stopped being a very good team and became one of the favorites to win the AFC. That was the day they traded their second-round selection in the 2022 NFL Draft and their fourth-round selection in the 2023 NFL Draft to the Atlanta Falcons to land Julio Jones.
Now, all of that can make the mind wander in about three different directions if you’re not careful or if you have too much time on your hands. Maybe you don’t see Julio Jones as being someone that catapults Tennessee into a championship contender. Maybe you already felt that the Titans could represent the AFC in the Super Bowl before Jones showed up. Maybe you haven’t made your mind up on any of this yet, but there are two things that probably haven’t crossed your minds for quite some time.
You probably haven’t thrown the Titans in the second tier toward the middle of the pack, and you almost certainly haven’t called them the second-best team in the AFC South, but that’s what’s been said about them recently. Buckle up guys and gals. There’s much to discuss.
PFF places the Tennessee Titans behind the Colts in a recent NFL power ranking.
Love them or hate them, Pro Football Focus has made a name for their brand, and even if you disagree with 50 percent of what they say, you can always find yourself peeking over when they come up with something else. Recently, they stacked the NFL’s 32 teams in a power ranking. The Tennessee Titans landed at number 12.
That places them outside of the top ten. That also places them one spot behind their rivals, the Indianapolis Colts. PFF’s top five looks like this: 1. Kansas City Chiefs, 2. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 3. Buffalo Bills, 4. Baltimore Ravens, 5. Green Bay Packers. Rounding out the top ten is the Los Angeles Rams, the New Orleans Saints, the Cleveland Browns, the San Francisco 49ers, and the Seattle Seahawks.
Just in case you’re wondering, the Tennessee Titans’ other two rivals in the AFC South, the Jacksonville Jaguars and Houston Texans, finished in the bottom fourth of the ranking. The Jags finished 29th, and Houston landed at 31. None of this will help any of these teams win any games, but it’s definitely some interesting stuff for a debate or two while we all wait on training camp to arrive.