Tennessee Titans: Biggest winners, major duds following Week 5

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The Tennessee Titans seem to have righted the ship, maybe.

Sometimes the NFL schedule throws teams a bone. The Tennessee Titans opened the 2021 campaign with a home date versus an Arizona Cardinals franchise that’s, let’s face it, a whole lot better than people realize. That game was followed by another versus an NFC West opponent, the Seattle Seahawks.

Tennessee struggled in that one but eventually rallied in the fourth quarter and won the game in overtime. That’s where those ‘bones’ came in. The Titans got two games versus a couple of bottom feeders. Surely, that would help them build some momentum right? Wrong.

The loss versus the New York Jets game was the headscratcher. How on Earth did they lose that one? There’s no use in crying over spilled milk though. The NFL is a week-to-week league, and in Week 5, Tennessee had an opportunity to set things straight versus the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars.

Things seem to be back on track now. Then again, we should probably keep things in perspective. Tennessee beat the Jags, and as they often do, they tried to make things hard on themselves. So, maybe we should chalk Week 5 up to ‘beating the teams that you’re supposed to beat’.

The real test comes in the final game of Week 6’s slate of games. Tennessee welcomes the Buffalo Bills to Nissan Stadium for Monday Night Football. We have plenty of time to break that one down. Before we do, let’s take another look at a huge divisional win. Here are the studs and duds from the Titans’ most recent victory.