The Tennessee Titans look to improve upon a successful 2019 season, and many fans have hopes of a Super Bowl appearance this year. Although COVID-19 has dampened enthusiasm slightly (particularly as it relates to going to attending the games), watching the Titans on Sunday afternoons is something to definitely look forward to this fall.
A Recap of The 2019 Season
After a 9-7 regular season and grabbing a wildcard spot into the NFL playoffs, the Titans made noise in the 2019 postseason. They won their wildcard round game, beating the highly favored New England Patriots. They then advanced to the AFC Championship Game after pulling another major upset victory over the Baltimore Ravens. They played well against the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship, although their great season ultimately ended there.
About the 2020 Titans
The 2020 Tennessee Titans enter the season with high expectations after returning the majority of their offensive and defensive starters after an exceptional season. Notable departures include Delanie Walker (TE), Jurrell Casey (DL) and Jack Conklin (T). However, they added key free agents Vic Beasley (DL) and Johnathan Joseph (DB) to their 2020 roster. The key to the Titans 2020 success is predicated on there running game, which ranked third in the league at 138.9 YPG last year.
Players to Watch
As mentioned the running game is key to the 2020 Titans strategy. Their pro bowl running back Derrick Henry is certainly a player to watch as he is poised for another impressive season. The quarterback, Ryan Tannehill, also returns. Wide Receiver A.J. Brown also looks to improve upon an impressive rookie season. Key names to watch on defense include Logan Ryan, Rashaan Evans, Kevin Byard, Harold Landry, Adoree Jackson and Jayon Brown.
The Titans play in the AFC South, which includes the Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars. The schedule this year opens up on September 14th (Monday night) in Denver when they take on the Broncos. The season continues each week until January 3rd (their BYE week is the last week of October). Playoffs start the week after the regular season ends. To make the playoffs, the Titans will need to either win their division that consists of the aforementioned four teams or secure one of two wildcard spots.
What to Expect
After coming off an impressive postseason where they were one of only four teams left, expectations are certainly high for the Mike Vrabel lead Tennessee Titans. They finished second in the division last year, trailing the Houston Texans by one game. Many expect them to improve slightly upon their 9-7 record as they return the majority of their key players on offense and defense.
How to Watch
Although games may not include fans in the stadium, you can still enjoy on your local television broadcast each week. Most games are aired on Sundays, although the Titans do have a Monday night game (September 14th) and a Thursday night game (November 12th) this year.
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