4. The Schedule
It was recently revealed the Titans will play the league’s most brutal non-divisional schedule. Last season, the Titans went 5-2 against playoff teams and 9-2 against opponents with a winning record. That’s pretty darn good.
This year, they will face 7 playoff teams from last season and play ten games against teams who posted a winning record last season. It’s a lot to ask any team to do that well two seasons in a row, let alone one with a shaky offensive line and suspect receivers.
If the Titans fall back down to earth, even a little, it might mean the difference between making the playoffs and missing out.
Even if the difficulty wasn’t enough, this is a season where the Titans play 9 away games and just 8 home games. In fact, there is only one instance all season where the Tennessee Titans will host games in back-to-back seasons.
While they may get more weeks with extra rest than in any other year, they also won’t have time to settle in and get comfortable because they are always about a week and a half away from getting on another plane.