The Tennessee Titans have a BYE week this week, which gives us an opportunity to look at the rest of the Titans’ schedule.
The Tennessee Titans were struggling to find its identity early this season, but all it took was a quarterback change to start figuring things out slowly. Week 7 was the first week that Ryan Tannehill took over as the starting quarterback.
Since then, the Titans have gone 3-1 and sit at 5-5 at their BYE week. This turnaround has been pretty amazing and could lead the Titans to sneak into the playoffs.
The remainder of the Titans’ schedule doesn’t look as scary as it once did either. The Titans will play the Jaguars, Colts, Raiders, Saints, and Texans twice.
The Jags, Colts, and Raiders are all very winnable, leaving the Titans with needing to beat the Texans at least once to have a chance to make the playoffs.
The Saints could also be vulnerable when they come to Nashville in the second to last week of the season. The noon game could cause issues for the Saints, especially if the Titans are hot.
Tennessee is still very much in the race for the division and a spot in the Wild Card. Depending on what the Texans do this Sunday, the Titans could be either one or two games out of first place in their division after their BYE week.
If the Titans lose any of the next three games (vs. Jacksonville, @ Indianapolis, @ Oakland), then their playoff chances could become more difficult.
The way Tannehill and the Titans are playing overall, I think there’s a good chance that the Titans could make the playoffs even after the bad start.
If the Titans do make the playoffs, then I think we may need to have a separate conversation about Tannehill’s future with the Titans. Let’s hope he does good enough to where we can have some hope for the franchise.