There’s much to discuss concerning this Tennessee Titans team.
The Tennessee Titans turned in a complete performance in their first preseason game of the 2021 season, as they went on the road and defeated the Atlanta Falcons by a score of 23-3. The game was not close for long at all, as the Titans were superior in every phase and stifled the Falcons at every turn.
They played the way you expect in Week 1 of the preseason, as they were sloppy in some areas and noticeably still adjusting to the pace of the season, but they ultimately controlled what they could control and gave their fans a reason to be optimistic moving forward.
Here are four takeaways after the first game.
1. Do not get your hopes up about this Tennessee Titans team.
The Titans might have looked great this game, and seeing high-level play in two areas of previous struggle was especially inspiring. But now is not the time to expect these things to continue in the regular season.
The simple reason is that this is the preseason, and the quality of play now and in the regular season does not compare. And it is no wonder the Titans had such an advantage against the Falcons’ offense, they were playing mainly backups, while the Titans played several starters.
If there is one thing to feel optimistic about moving forward, it is the kicking game, since performances from preseason to the regular season have a good chance to remain relatively stable. The main message from this game is that there were promising things to build off of, but whatever happened is not necessarily indicative of what will happen come September.