The Tennessee Titans are coming off back-to-back wins, and that’s good enough for USA Today to put the Titans back in the top-five of the power rankings.
The Tennessee Titans are back on top of the AFC South with sole possession of first place in the division. This comes after the Titans win two big back-to-back games against the Baltimore Ravens and the Indianapolis Colts.
The win against the Colts was almost needed if the Titans wanted to win the division because a loss would’ve required the Titans to win two more games than the Colts in the final stretch of the season.
The Titans’ win against the Colts was a convincing 45-26 win, which was good enough to move the Titans into the top-five after being ranked No. 8 in USA Today’s power rankings last week. The Titans now sit at No. 5, and the season is looking much more promising than it did a few weeks ago.
"“RB Derrick Henry is hitting high gear and, given his historical late-season production, must be considered an MVP candidate and threat to rush for 2,000 yards,” USA Today’s Nate Davis wrote."
The Titans sit in between the Green Bay Packers at No. 4 and the Buffalo Bills at No. 6. Luckily for the Titans, they could possibly move back into the top-three by the end of the season because they’ll be facing the Packers in four weeks, and a win against them could give the Titans a big boost.
The top-three round out with the Pittsburgh Steelers holding down the top spot, Kansas City Chiefs at No. 2, and New Orleans Saints at No. 3. After the loss, the Colts fell from No. 6 to No. 13 and will look to bounce back in the coming weeks.
With the Titans moving into the top-five, things are continuing to look better for the Titans. Derrick Henry is hitting his stride and leads the league in rushing with 1,257 rushing yards. Henry usually starts having big games in December, so I expect him to continue his dominance if that trend stays true this year.
Ryan Tannehill is also consistently performing through the air, and with Henry dominating, all Tannehill needs to do is pick up where he needs to, and the Titans will be back to scoring 30 points a game again.
The Titans will face the Cleveland Browns this Sunday in what should be another barn burner as both teams look to win its ninth game of the season.