Tennessee Titans 2018 Breakdown

Coming off their first playoff appearance since 2008 the Titans hope new head coach Mike Vrabel can continue their postseason play.

Odds: 

AFC SOUTH DIVISION WINNERS: +190 (Bovada)

AFC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS: +1600 (Bovada)

SUPER BOWL 53 CHAMPIONS: +5000 (Bovada)

Team Win Total: O/U 8 (Westgate)

Schedule: 

Week 1 @ Miami (-2.5)                                Week 9 @ Dallas (+3.5)

Week 2 vs. Houston (PK)                             Week 10 vs. New England (+3.5)

Week 3 @ Jacksonville (+5)                        Week 11 @ Indianapolis (-1)

Week 4 vs. Philadelphia (+1.5)                   Week 12 @ Houston (+3.5)

Week 5 @ Buffalo (PK)                                Week 13 vs. New York (Jets) (-8.5)

Week 6 vs. Baltimore (-2.5)                         Week 14 vs. Jacksonville (-1)

Week 7 @ Los Angeles (Chargers) (+3)     Week 15 @ New York (Giants) (-1.5)

Week 8 BYE WEEK                                        Week 16 vs. Washington (-5.5)

Week 17 vs. Indianapolis

Schedule Outlook

The Titans first half of the season looks a lot tougher than the second half. If they can make it through the first seven games with four wins, this should help them make a playoff run.

Key Team Additions and Subtractions 

Additions – QB Blaine Gabbert, RB Dion Lewis, T Kevin Pamphile, DT Bennie Logan, S Kenny Vaccaro, and CB Malcom Butler

Subtractions – QB Matt Cassel, RB DeMarco Murray, WR Eric Decker, DT Sylvester Williams, LB Avery Williamson, and S Da’Norris Searcy

Draft – LB Rashaan Evans, LB Harold Landry, CB Dane Cruikshank, and QB Luke Falk

Offense

Marcus Mariota took a huge step backwards last season. Mariota will need to reverse that and be much better for the Titans to compete. If he can be the guy they had in year two this will be a much more potent offense.

Derrick Herny will assume primary ball caring duties. Splitting touches with newly acquired Dion Lewis to help in the back game, the Titans run game should improve.

If Corey Davis doesn’t develop into a standout receiver, this could be a rough season for Mariota. Rashad Matthews isn’t a more than a second option. Delanie Walker is one of the better receiving tightends in the league, with over 800 yards the last four seasons.

Jack Conklin and Taylor Lewan are some of the best tackles in the league, but the players between then are a bit suspect. Conklin is coming off an injury which hurts but Pamphile is versatile enough to help smooth the loss. This line is a bit of misfits it’ll need to get better.

Defense

DaQuan Jones has improved each year in the league. Bennie Logan is a strong nose tackle and run stopper. Jurrell Casey rounds out the line and is a force to stop on the line.

Wesley Woodyard and Brian Orakpo are quality linbackers and will continue to play at a high level. Losing Avery Williamson and replacing him with Rashaan Evans shouldn’t be any dip in production. Adding Harold Landry, who before injury, was one of the premier pass rushers in college.

Malcom Butler is joining a crew that includes Logan Ryan, Adoree’ Jackson Kevin Byrad and Kenny Vaccaro. This secondary should only get better with the additions they made in the off season. Losing Johnathan Cyprien shouldn’t be an issue with Vaccaro’s addition.

Special Teams

Ryan Succop has long been consistent and punter Brett Kern is a All Pro player. Adoree’ Jackson is a freak athlete and will be the once again returning all things out of the air.

Outlook

This team is still really good. Their defense has a ton of depth on the line. They added Norwell to help protect Bortles and gave him some gadgets to play with. They are still one of the favorites in the AFC for good reason.

Plays – 

Over 8

The Titans only got better from their previous season. The addition of Vrabel should help the defense. There is no way that Mariota will be as bad as he was last season. This is a value play and should be strongly considered with plus money.

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