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2021 NFL Power Rankings: Tennessee Titans

Throughout the 2021 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:

Below you will find a Week 13 roundup for the Titans in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 8

The major change for the Titans has obviously been injuries. They've now rostered 86 players this season, which is an NFL record. The "next man up" approach can only go so far. The past two weeks have been brutal. Zero takeaways paired with nine turnovers is a recipe for back-to-back losses. However, there is still reason to be confident because of how well the Titans ran for 270 yards against the Patriots. Even without Derrick Henry, Tennessee's foundation is running the ball. And getting wide receivers A.J. Brown and Julio Jones back down the line will help in a major way. Also, the defense has shown it can be game-changing, even more so once Bud Dupree returns. -- Turron Davenport

NFL.com -- Rank: 12

The Titans can't seem to stop the bleeding right now. Mike Vrabel's team turned the ball over four times in Sunday's 36-13 loss to the Patriots, a level of sloppiness that simply won't play for an injury-wracked team working with such a small margin for error. Ryan Tannehill continued to struggle without his promised complement of weapons, but there was good news in the form of a running game that piled up 270 yards against New England's stout defense. It was the first time the ground attack has shown life since Derrick Henry hit injured reserve. The Week 13 bye comes at an opportune time for a team that desperately needs to get healthy.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 9

They were just too undermanned against the Patriots. The injuries are killing this team, but they still have a cushion in the division.

USA Today -- Rank: 8

QB Ryan Tannehill's presence (6 INTs, 73.3 passer rating) has been quite a problem in RB Derrick Henry's four-game absence. In fairness to Tannehill, Tennessee also has significant health issues at receiver, but he's got to step up.

The Athletic -- Rank: 11

Problem area: Offensive firepower. Ryan Tannehill threw for just 91 yards against the Patriots on Sunday. The Titans ran for 270 yards, but a lot of that came on two plays. One was a 68-yard touchdown, the other was a 30-yard run from D'Onta Foreman that ended with a lost fumble. With Julio Jones and A.J. Brown out, Tannehill couldn't get anything going in the passing game. Derrick Henry was a major loss, but the Titans need their receivers just as badly. If they can get healthy, the Titans will still be a dangerous team come January.

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