Tennessee Titans: Sitewide Predictions for the Texans Game.

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 09: Marcus Mariota #8 of the Tennessee Titans warms up before the game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on September 9, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 09: Marcus Mariota #8 of the Tennessee Titans warms up before the game against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on September 9, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

The Titans, fresh off the longest NFL game in history, look to right the ship against their AFC South rivals in their home opener. Do we believe they can do it?

The Tennessee Titans made history this past Sunday – but they ended up on the wrong side of the history. They were losers in a game that lasted an NFL record seven hours!

Multiple lightning delays caused the game to be stopped for two hours at a time. One came late in the second quarter, and the other came halfway through the third quarter.

The Titans’ offense got off to a good start, but fell two yards short of the endzone and failed to convert on fourth down. The rest was, for lack of better terms, sloppy.

Marcus Mariota threw two interceptions, and the delays seemed to throw him and his team off rhythm. The Titans ended up losing 27-20 in a game most say they should have won.

Nonetheless, a loss is a loss, and the Titans have to move on fast as they have an AFC South rival rolling into town: the Houston Texans. The last time the Titans faced Deshaun Watson and the Texans, it was a forgettable game. They lost by a lopsided 57-14 score.

Will they get a win this time? Stetson Marlin and I gave our opinion.

Chris Clark’s Prediction

The Titans come into this contest winning 10 of their last 12 home games dating back to October of 2016, which is the best in the NFL in that span. However, the Titans roster took many hits, and they will be without their best tight end Delanie Walker, their two tackles Taylor Lewan and Jack Conklin, and they could end up with a less than 100% Marcus Mariota.

That means Derrick Henry and Dion Lewis will need to step up versus a very good Texans defense. After what took place last Sunday, I really don’t see that happening.

Final Score Prediction: Texans 24 Titans 10

Stetson Marlin’s Prediction

I am having a hard time believing in the Tennessee Titans at this moment They have a ton of question marks aftrer a less than ideal first game.I personally don’t have much faith in Marcus Mariota right now.

The Titans really need to win this game, especially after last week. The Texans suffered a loss to the New England Patriots where Deshaun Watson struggled. Look for Watson to have a much better game this week against the Titans, who are still trying to figure things out.

Final Score Prediction: Texans 31 Titans 17

Austin Wright’s Prediction

The Titans had one of the most disappointing and frightening first games in the whole NFL last week. For their game vs. the Texans at home, the offense is going to have to step it up in a big way coming off last week.

The running game for the two tone blue is going to be one of the most critical parts of the matchup against Houston since Mariota will likely be off his game due to last weeks injury. The Titans will most likely not prevail in a close game.

Final Score Prediction: Texans 28 Titans 20

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Kyle Schmidt’s Prediction

If the Titans expect to win against the Texans, the line is going to have to do a better job of protecting Mariota than they did last week. That will be easier said than done if Jadeveon Clowney and J.J Watt are healthy and playing well.

Mariota, who is banged up from week one, will be without his tight end Delanie Walker. The Titans defense did not defend well against the run last week and will have to be better against the Texans.

The Titans defense will also have to be able to get after QB Deshaun Watson and interrupt his timing.

With this game being played in Nashville, I give a slight edge to the Titans. I think Mariota will look better and in the end, the Titans will pull offf a close win in front of their home crowd.

Final Score Prediction: Titans 20 Texans 17