vs. NEW ORLEANS
No one has the little ol’ Titans from Nashville, even having a chance in this one. You have the Saints, who are really good if you didn’t know, strolling up to Tennessee to battle a team that has caught fire with former Miami Dolphin. It just doesn’t sound very appetizing.
This game looks like an automatic loss. Let’s face it; the Saints are too good. Drew Brees is still at the top of his game, Alvin Kamara is a dual-threat, and Michael Thomas is easily the best receiver in football right now.
But, as we have all learned, on paper means absolutely NOTHING to a team that beats the good teams and loses to the bad ones. The Titans have the defensive attitude to stand up to guys like Kamara and Brees. They have the talent on defense to get to Brees and make him uncomfortable.
On the offensive side, the Titans have, well, Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry. This will come down to how the Titans utilize Henry and how they handle play-calling. This could be a game that sees Henry take control, or a guy like A.J. Brown or Corey Davis take centerstage.
This game will be a huge test for Tennessee to show the league they are for real. The storyline of this game will end up being Tannehill/Brees and Henry/Kamara going toe-to-toe in a fight between a heavyweight boxer and the underdogs.
The Titans will eventually come out on top in a high-scoring battle with the Saints and improve to 10-5.
FINAL SCORE: TENNESSEE 38 NEW ORLEANS 35