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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Derek Carr
Derek Carr (Photo by Chris Unger/Getty Images) /

Possible Tennessee Titans Playoff Opponents No. 1: Las Vegas Raiders

Key players: 

  • Derek Carr: 4,804 passing yards, 23 touchdowns, 68.4 completion percentage
  • Darren Waller: 665 receiving yards, 55 catches, 2 touchdowns
  • Josh Jacobs: 872 rushing yards, 9 rushing touchdowns

There was nothing special about the Las Vegas Raiders on the defensive side of the ball this year. They ranked near the bottom in nearly every statistical category. Whether opposing teams needed to pass the ball a hundred times or stuff the rock down their throats, they often found success against the Raiders.

Regardless of their issues on defense, the Raiders grabbed the number one spot on our list due to their pure offensive capabilities. For some reason, most of the NFL world is still sleeping on Derek Carr. We’re here to wake you up.

Carr threw for the fifth-most passing yards this season with 4,804. He was also incredibly accurate, completing a higher percentage of his passes than Tom Brady, Matt Stafford, and even Patrick Mahomes at 68.4%.

The Raiders have weapons all over the field and the sort of QB that can get players such as Hunter Renfrow and Darren Waller the ball.

Considering that the Raiders dealt with all sorts of turmoil this season, including former head coach Jon Gruden resigning and Henry Ruggs dealing with his unclear future as a free man. Carr placed the Raiders on his shoulders and said follow me.

Not only do we consider them the biggest threat to the Titans in the divisional round but if the chips fall the right way and these two teams match up, we’re going with the Raiders in the upset.

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