The Tennessee Titans have struggled to get over the 9-7 hump and get double-digit wins, but can 2020 be the year they get to ten or more wins?
The Tennessee Titans have been consistently above average since 2016. For the last four seasons, the Titans have finished the regular season with a 9-7 record. Last season, Titans fans were hoping that Tennessee would overcome that hump, but the Titans fell short again.
The 2020 season will be slightly different for the Titans. Fans will not hope that the Titans finish with double-digit wins, but instead, they will expect it.
Bleacher Report has released its prediction for the Titans’ season, and if the season plays out how Bleacher Report predicts, then Titans fans will be disappointed. Bleacher Report’s Kristopher Knox gave his prediction for the Titans’ season record, and they didn’t reach the ten-win mark.
"“It’s not a stretch to say that the Tennessee Titans overachieved in 2019,” Knox said. “They finished with a 9-7 record despite ranking 12th in offensive yardage and 21st in yards allowed. However, a ball-control offense based around running back Derrick Henry and the game management of Ryan Tannehill allowed the Titans to best superior teams, including the Patriots and the Ravens in the postseason.“Successfully following up a Cinderella run to the AFC title game will be a challenge, however. Teams won’t be surprised by Tennessee’s offensive approach, and Tannehill could see a drop-off from his league-high and career-high 117.5 passer rating.“If the Titans want to spark another deep postseason run, they’ll have to be more competitive in the AFC South. They went 3-3 against the division in 2019. They’ll also have to improve a pass defense that ranked 24th.“Houston is still a factor, and the Colts could be an improved squad with Philip Rivers under center. While the Titans should be a tough out if they make the postseason, don’t expect much improvement in the win-loss department.”Prediction: 9-7"
The 2020 Titans aren’t the same team from last year or any of the previous years. General manager Jon Robinson has done a good job of turning the franchise on its head and bringing in talent through the draft and free agency to build an all-around athletic team.
The biggest difference we will see is at the quarterback position where Ryan Tannehill will be the starting quarterback for the full season, Derrick Henry will be in the backfield to offer a not-so-new look at running back, and AJ Brown has the opportunity to be the dominant Titans receiver of the future.
I think the Titans are going to have a bit better of a season than what Bleacher Report is predicting. I think that the Titans finish the season with double-digit wins and a division championship.