The Tennessee Titans defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars convincingly, and the Titans hang around the top-ten in USA Today’s power rankings.
The Tennessee Titans are trying to sneak back into the top-five of USA Today’s power rankings after falling out after losing to the Cleveland Browns. The Titans’ 31-10 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars gets the Titans one step closer to getting back into the top-five.
Last week, the Titans were ranked No. 8 in the power rankings, and after Sunday’s win, the Titans move up one spot to No. 7. USA Today’s Nate Davis moved the Titans up one spot after its dominant win, and if the Titans can win out, there’s a decent chance the Titans can finish the regular season in the top-five.
"“7. Titans (8): Average 156 rushing yards over his final three games (Detroit, Green Bay and Houston), and RB Derrick Henry reaches 2,000,” Davis wrote."
The Titans sit behind the Pittsburgh Steelers and in front of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Kansas City Chiefs hold the top spot with the Green Bay Packers, New Orleans Saints, Buffalo Bills, and Los Angeles Rams round out the top five.
The Titans have a game against the Packers coming up in a couple of weeks, and a win against the Packers could be enough to push the Titans into the top-five.
Hopefully, this past Sunday’s offensive performance will be a sneak peek at what the Titans will do in the final few weeks of the season. Derrick Henry made history with his dominant performance, and Ryan Tannehill didn’t miss a beat.
Henry is closing in at 2,000 rushing yards this season, as Davis noted, but he’s going to need to finish the season on a high note if he wants to reach that mark. Even if he doesn’t hit the 2,000-yard mark on the ground, there’s a good chance he defends his rushing title this year.
A.J. Brown and Corey Davis are both close to finishing the season with 1,000 receiving yards. Brown sits at 837 receiving yards, and Davis has 835 yards on the year. If both can finish with more than 50 yards per game, then they can break the 1,000-yard mark this season.
The Titans will have a chance to continue its offensive dominance again this Sunday when they take on the Detroit Lions at noon CT.