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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 16 roundup for the Titans in our consensus 2021 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 8

How hot is Mike Vrabel's seat: 1. Cold seat

Vrabel has won at least nine games in each of his first four seasons, and his .606 win percentage is the fourth highest in Titans/Houston Oilers franchise history. The Titans made a run to the AFC Championship Game in 2019. Last season, Vrabel led the Titans to their first AFC South title since 2008. Despite rostering an NFL-record 88 players on game day this season, Vrabel has the Titans well within reach of a second AFC South crown. -- Turron Davenport

NFL.com -- Rank: 14

The idea here is that the cavalry will eventually arrive for the Titans in the form of a healthy A.J. Brown and Derrick Henry. (We've given up on the idea of Julio Jones as a difference-maker and you should, too.) But will Brown -- and eventually Henry -- really serve as the magic elixir that fixes Tennessee? On Sunday in Pittsburgh, the Titans' offense managed just one touchdown and turned the ball over three times in the span of 10 calamitous plays in a 19-13 loss. Tennessee has actually run the ball well during Henry's absence, but pass-protection failures and Ryan Tannehill's inability to make plays downfield are glaring issues. Does that make Brown the skeleton key? Does a key to unlock this attack actually exist?

CBS Sports -- Rank: 9

They just don't score enough with all the offensive injuries. The good news is they might have Derrick Henry back for the playoffs.

USA Today -- Rank: 9

AFC South leaders remain under radar, though might have surfaced had they wrested No. 1 seed from Chiefs over the weekend. Still, don't lose sight of a team poised to get WR A.J. Brown back soon and maybe RB Derrick Henry later.

The Athletic -- Rank: 10

Our gift to you: A Derrick Henry return. The Titans, who were cruising toward an AFC South title before the All-Pro running back suffered a broken foot on Oct. 31, are 3-3 since the fulcrum of their offense went down and will be challenged to hold off the hard-charging Colts in the AFC South. The Titans still should make the playoffs with games against the 49ers, Dolphins and Texans ahead. But their best chance of making noise once they get there rests on a healthy King Henry returning to the backfield.

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