Tennessee Titans versus Arizona Cardinals: 4 Bold predictions for Week 1

Kliff Kingsbury, Arizona Cardinals (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Kliff Kingsbury, Arizona Cardinals (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /
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Ryan Tannehill #17, Tennessee Titans
Ryan Tannehill #17, Tennessee Titans (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

1. Tennessee Titans rack up more than 450 yards of offense.

What you’re thinking is obvious. 450 yards of total offense? Yes, you’ve read that correctly. Do not adjust your monitors. This isn’t a fire drill.

Tennessee lost Corey Davis and Jonnu Smith during the most recent offseason, and at the time, that was cause for concern. But, when they take the field for their first game of the 2020 campaign versus the Arizona Cardinals, they’ll do so with a better set of offensive skill players than they had the last time we remember seeing them. You can thank the arrival of Josh Reynolds, Julio Jones, and Mekhi Sargent for that.

This will be the first time, whether we’re talking about training camp, OTAs or practice, that we’ve seen every member of this newfangled and high-powered offense on the field at the same time, and if the Cards defense resembles the one we remember from 2020, one that gave up a 91.5-percent passer rating to opposing quarterbacks, Tennessee’s offense should have some opportunities for big plays.

They won’t come often, but Tennessee will need to seize every opportunity when they arrive. They should be able to do that.

2. Tennessee Titans QB Ryan Tannehill throws two touchdown passes.

Julio Jones plus A.J. Brown plus Josh Reynolds plus a quarterback’s best friend, a strong running game, equals points. With so much talent on this offense, the possibility of two touchdown tosses from Ryan Tannehill doesn’t just seem like a strong possibility. It feels like a reasonable expectation.