2020 NFL Power Rankings: Tennessee Titans
Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.
Here is where the Tennessee Titans rank in terms of average, best and worst:
- Average ranking: 6.4 (6th)
- Best ranking: 5th (Multiple)
- Worst ranking: 8th (ESPN)
Below you will find a Week 6 roundup for the Titans in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.
The Athletic -- Rank: 5
The undefeated Titans are big risers this week. EPR has them ahead of the Seahawks after their 42-16 win over the Bills. The Titans' first three wins came by a total of just six points, but their victory Tuesday night was never in doubt. They were terrific on special teams, and Malcolm Butler came up with a huge interception and return in the third quarter. In Ryan Tannehill's last 17 starts (playoffs included), he is completing 68.6 percent of his passes, averaging 8.6 YPA and has thrown 36 touchdowns with eight interceptions. The best part about the Titans is they know exactly how they want to play every week, and they rank third in offensive efficiency so far this season.
CBS Sports -- Rank: 7
They are 4-0 and had to navigate a tough two weeks to blow out the Bills Tuesday night. Mike Vrabel is an early Coach of the Year candidate.
USA Today -- Rank: 7
Tennessee turned in what was easily its most impressive performance of 2020 -- Derrick Henry's stiffarm of Buffalo's Josh Norman the microcosm -- staying unbeaten despite most challenging of circumstances, including several players still unavailable due to pandemic. Mad props.
ESPN -- Rank: 8
Biggest weakness: Run defense
The Titans have given up 498 rushing yards through the first three games. Mike Vrabel said it comes down to failing to set the edge, not walling and not swarming to the ball carrier. Running backs have been able to find a seam along the line of scrimmage and take advantage of bad angles or poor tackling to gain chunks of yards. Tennessee is allowing a league-high 5.8 yards per carry. The Titans have won some close games, but they won't be able to keep doing so if they don't stop teams from imposing their will through the running game. -- Turron Davenport
NFL.com -- Rank: 5
The Titans refuse to let COVID-19-related challenges derail their season. Mike Vrabel's team stepped on the field Tuesday night and made the Bills look like they were the short-handed squad coming off an endless layoff in a 42-16 win. Malcolm Butler as the star on defense with two interceptions, the second punctuated by a brilliant return that set up what was essentially the clinching touchdown. Ryan Tannehill continues to run the offense with deadly precision in the red zone. Tennessee scored touchdowns on all six of their trips inside the Buffalo 20-yard line, including a pair of Derrick Henry scores and a Tannehill scamper where he damn near blew out his knee during a celebratory skip across the goal line. This was the Titans' first complete performance of the year, and it serves as a reminder they should be considered a legit contender in the AFC.
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