The Tennessee Titans have hit a lull in their season and now will be forced to fight for their playoff lives every week starting today vs. the Ravens.
The Tennessee Titans are backed against a wall. After winning the first five games of the season, the Titans have hit a roadblock and lost three of the last four. It’s a tough time to do it, too, because the season won’t be getting any easier anytime soon.
The Titans are facing the Ravens on Sunday, which is an important game for both teams that have been struggling as of late. Both teams are 6-3, and a loss could threaten their hopes for a spot in the playoffs.
The Ravens are six-point favorites at home, which comes as no surprise since the Titans’ offense hasn’t been necessarily good over the last four games. The defense hasn’t been any help, either.
So far this season, we’ve seen a historically bad third-down defense from the Titans, and if that continues, the Titans won’t make it far in the playoffs, if they make it.
Everything can turn around starting this week, though. If the Titans can successfully contain Lamar Jackson, and stop the Ravens offense even a few times on Sunday, then the Titans will have a chance to win.
I don’t expect Derrick Henry to slow down this week, but Ryan Tannehill is going to have to step up again if the Titans want to win. Henry has continued his consistent success, so now, if Tannehill can come around, then the Titans will be back on track to make the playoffs and win the division.
That could be a tall task for the offense after what we’ve seen in recent weeks. Since Week 9, the Titans average only 19.5 offensive points per game. Before that point, the Titans were consistently scoring 30 points a game.
There’s no doubt I think that the Titans can beat the Ravens on Sunday, but the Titans are going to have to go through war to do it. It’s going to be even more difficult with the struggles the team has had throughout the past few weeks.