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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Ben Roethlisberger
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Possible Tennessee Titans Playoff Opponent No. 4: The Pittsburgh Steelers

Key players: 

  • Ben Roethlisberger: 3,740 passing yards, 22 touchdowns, 64.5 completion percentage
  • Diontae Johnson: 1,161 receiving yards, 107 catches, 8 touchdowns
  • Najee Harris: 1,200 rushing yards, 7 rushing touchdowns

The Tennessee Titans are a proud and confident bunch. We do not doubt that they have absolutely no care for who they ultimately play. But, let’s be honest here, every night, most of those players must be hoping that the Pittsburgh Steelers find a way to cause the biggest upset of the playoffs against the Kansas City Chiefs.

In order for the Titans to get their hands on Pittsburgh, they’ll need Ben Roethlisberger to turn back the hands of time. They’ll also need a few fan favorites to return including Antonio Brown, Hines Ward, James Harrison, and Troy Polamalu.

Since none of that is likely to happen, the Titans won’t have to focus too much of their attention on a matchup with the Steelers. As we take a look at how they actually match up, that might be a good thing.

Although the Steelers are sporting a bottom-half offense and a lackluster defense, they actually dominated Tennessee over the past few years. In total, the Steelers have won four straight games against them, including a Week 15 matchup earlier this year where they eked out a six-point win.

It’s the most unlikely showdown but secretly, the Titans coaching staff are probably hoping the Steelers don’t pull off the unthinkable this weekend.