The Tennessee Titans crack the top three in USA Today’s post-Week 6 power rankings after sitting outside the top-five to start the season.
The Tennessee Titans have competed as a top-five team since the start of the season. Titans fans have seen that, but not so much outside of Tennessee.
The Titans have consistently ranked as a top-ten team in just about every power ranking, but the Titans finally got the boost into the top-five and the top-three in USA Today’s post-Week 6 power rankings.
USA Today’s Nate Davis gave the Titans the boost they were looking for after starting the season 5-0. Davis moved the Titans up four spots from No. 7 to No. 3 in this week’s rankings.
"3. Titans (7): “Some notes on Derrick Henry. Over past three regular seasons, there have been six 200-yard rushing efforts … three by Henry. Four players have three career games with 200 rush yards and two TDs – Henry … plus Hall of Famers Jim Brown, Barry Sanders and LaDainian Tomlinson. And Henry’s only the fifth to have two touchdown runs of at least 90 yards. Dude is special.”"
The only two teams that are ahead of the Titans are the Seattle Seahawks, who hold down the No. 1 spot, and the Titans’ opponent this week, the Pittsburgh Steelers at No. 2. The Las Vegas Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs round out the top-five.
This power ranking is setting up the Titans’ game against the Steelers on Sunday to be a key game for football fans to watch. The winner of this game could be the No. 1 team in next week’s power rankings if the Seahawks were to lose to the Cardinals, who are coming off a dominant win against the Cowboys.
With the Titans finally getting some recognition, they’re primed to lose their first game of the season this Sunday, but let’s hope they’re up for the test and can beat the Steelers this Sunday.