Ranking the 4 possible opponents the Tennessee Titans could play in the divisional round

Ryan Tannehill #17, Tennessee Titans (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Derrick Henry
Tennessee Titans RB Derrick Henry (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

The 2021 NFL season looked like a complete waste of time for the Tennessee Titans once running back Derrick Henry went down. Known as the heart and soul of that team, the Titans appeared to be on their way to falling by the wayside.

Those thoughts were only reinforced when the Titans lost back-to-back games in weeks 11 and 12. Once the franchise came to grips with the fact that Henry wasn’t walking through those doors for the remainder of the regular season, they began relying more and more on the players who were in that locker room. As a result, they closed the season strong, winning four of their last five games.

Taking home the number one seed was salient to the Titans long-term success. With Henry primed and ready to return, one more week of rest couldn’t hurt.

While the extra nights of sleep will do the body justice, the Titans coaching staff is busy pulling their hair out as they attempt to figure who they’ll be playing next. Depending on the way things shake out, the Titans could end up playing against either the Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals, or the Las Vegas Raiders.

If fans were given a magic wand and allowed to choose their opponent in the divisional round, we have a feeling we know who they would like to match up against first. We also have a strong hunch as to which team will make them bite their nails all night long.

With so much left to unfold, we’ll be ranking the four possible teams the Titans could play in the divisional round. Some of these scenarios are unlikely but in the NFL playoffs, you just never know.