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

ESPN -- Rank: 11

Most improved player: CB Kristian Fulton

How they've improved: Fulton didn't play much last season as a rookie because of a knee injury, but this season he has settled in nicely as the Titans' starting right cornerback. He has one interception and six passes defensed through five games. Fulton's best performance was in Week 2, when he held Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf to one reception for 8 yards. The second-year CB has gained confidence, and it shows in his consistent play on the field. -- Turron Davenport

NFL.com -- Rank: 12

The Big Dog is still The Big Dog. Any attempts to fade The Big Dog will result in the stern reminder that The Big Dog is not to be disrespected under any circumstances. Derrick Henry rushed for 159 yards and three touchdowns, another mighty performance in a 37-19 win over the lowly Jaguars. Henry is on pace to set the NFL record for carries and rushing yards this season, and it's hard to imagine an otherwise ordinary Titans team turning away from the one thing that makes it special. This stat, from CBS: Henry just completed the most productive 40-game stretch by a running back in NFL history. His 4,792 yards over the span is just ahead of Jim Brown (4,759). Jim Brown.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 10

They got back on track against Jacksonville after a bad loss to the Jets. Now comes a big Monday night game with the Bills. The defense needs to tighten up.

USA Today -- Rank: 11

Lots of wild Derrick Henry stats out there, and he's currently averaging a career-best 128.0 rush yards per game -- putting him on pace for a single-season record 2,176. But consider this nugget from Elias: Henry has run for 4,792 yards over the past 40 games, eclipsing Jim Brown's record (4,759) for the best stretch in league history.

The Athletic -- Rank: 13

Breakout players: Derrick Henry is running over 10-man fronts but are you really surprised? Only two players are clocking in and going to work on defense and that's safety Kevin Byard and linebacker Harold Landry. Byard is having a bounce-back season and had 10 tackles, an interception and a fumble return for a touchdown against the Jaguars. Landry had two sacks, increasing his total to 4 1/2 for the season.

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