NFL Power Ranking: Titans top AFC South after preseason’s first week

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Here’s a full 32-team NFL Power Ranking after the first week of the preseason.

Well, that was just fantastic! One week of the National Football League’s preseason is officially in the books, and every single one of pro football’s 32 franchises, including the Tennessee Titans, has had a chance to showcase their rosters. All that’s left is to get into some NFL Power Rankings.

None of the games we witnessed in Week 1 counted towards any team’s win-loss total. Many of the league’s best players sat the first game out, but no one seems to care. The stadiums are open to the public again. The Titans took care of business in a 20-point, 23-3 manhandling of the Atlanta Falcons, and the buzz around the guys from Nashville continues to grow.

So, where does Tennessee sit on this list? That’s a great question, but you must be patient young grasshoppers! You can be assured of this though. They won’t be disrespected as they have been on some other lists.

NFL Power Rankings: Number 32, Houston Texans

One of Tennessee’s fiercest rivals, the Houston Texans, don’t look to be as fierce as they once were. Deshaun Watson may not play, and if he does, he doesn’t want to be there. Outside of him, this team doesn’t seem to have enough firepower on either side of the ball.

Recently, Houston’s games versus Tennessee have resulted in a lot of shootouts. That won’t be the case in 2021. If you’re looking for a team to finish in that 2-14 or 1-15 area, this may be your squad.