Tennessee Titans get some good news about their chances in 2021

Ryan Tannehill #17, Derrick Henry #22 of the Tennessee Titans (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)
Ryan Tannehill #17, Derrick Henry #22 of the Tennessee Titans (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

Hold up! Did we all miss something? Maybe you agree with the following sentiment. Maybe you don’t, but it was getting to a point where it felt like everyone watching the Tennessee Titans team and thinking that they were on the verge of some 2021 collapse. Seriously, is no one else seeing this or thinking the same thing?

Tennessee fought and clawed their way to a 9-7 record to close the 2019-2020 season and made the AFC Championship Game only to lose to the eventual Super Bowl Champions. They were bounced from the postseason after only appearing in one game, this one at home, but they won the AFC South.

This year, they have a pretty good chance at winning their division again, but they haven’t been getting the love nationally. It wasn’t that long ago that they landed at number 12 in a Pro Football Focus power ranking, which placed them one spot behind the rival Indianapolis Colts, before they wound up as the 14th team when ESPN released a ranking of teams that should have success over the next three seasons (they were five spots behind Indy in that one).

Don’t get bummed if you’re a Titans fan. This team will be okay, but if you can’t stay away from news feeds or Twitter, there’s some good news. You’re not jaded. You aren’t looking through a rose-colored lens. Some people think your team is as good as you believe they are.

The Tennessee Titans are predicted to win the number-two seed in the AFC.

This should put a smile on your face. Recently, USA TODAY’s Nate Davis predicted the Tennessee Titans would win the AFC South easily and secure the second-overall seed in the postseason’s tournament.

You need a subscription to read that one, so there won’t be any quotes dropped here, but you might find it interesting that he believes the Cleveland Browns secure the top spot in the American Football Conference while the Titans end the now-17-game season with a mark of 12-5.

Tennessee locks horns with the National Football Conference’s best division, the NFC West. They also have games versus the AFC East, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Pittsburgh Steelers by virtue of a first-place finish last season.

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Repeating as AFC South Champions won’t be easy. Tennessee earning the second seed in the postseason won’t be easy either, but everything is within reach for this team. They’ll be a lot better than some people are predicting they’ll be in 2021.