Titans 2021 Season Preview
Looking for 2021 Tennessee Titans Predictions? The Titans had a good season a year ago but it ended in disappointment with a home playoff loss to Baltimore. Key to their success has been a run heavy offense that really suited their personnel and personality. They lost their offensive coordinator though so we will have to see how the group responds under some new direction. A lot of pieces are there for this group to be good again. If they want to go further though the defense has to be better.
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2021/22 NFL Team Predictions – Tennessee Titans
- Titans 2021 Win Total NFL Odds: 9.5 (Over +100/Under -120)
- Tennessee Titans AFC South Odds: -105
- Tennessee Titans AFC Championship Odds: +1000
- Tennessee Titans 2022 Super Bowl Odds: +3000
- LB Bud Dupree
- DE Denico Autry
- CB Janoris Jenkins
- WR Josh Reynolds
- CB Caleb Farley
Dupree was a productive player in Pittsburgh, just not as productive as TJ Watt, the reigning sack leader. He and Autry should juice up a pass rush that was 30tn in the NFL in sacks last season.
Jenkins are Farley are upgrades to the secondary too. Jenkins has moved around a bit while they hope Farley, their top pick, can be a player they build their defense around.
Reynolds has sure hands and is shifty. He should slot in well as their second receiver.
- OLB Jadeveon Clowney
- WR Corey Davis
- CB Malcolm Butler
- CB Adoree Jackson
- TE Jonnu Smith
Clowney is always a tease but at the same time he is a presence. Dupree should be able to produce more for the Titans.
Davis was finally becoming what they wanted when they drafted him but they couldn’t afford him.
Butler led the Titans in interceptions last season. The Titans were 29th against the pass though so moving on from their starting corners is no tragedy.
The Titans might miss Smith more than any of these guys. He was second on the team in TD catches and was a threat in the middle of the field. His replacements are not upgrades.
2021 Tennessee Titans Predictions: Offseason Analysis
The reputation of coach Mike Vrabel is tough defense but the Titans were anything but good on that side of the ball last season. They were 28th in yards allowed and 24th in points.
As such it is no surprise they focused on that side of the ball in the offseason with a focus on rushing the passer and getting better in coverage. I like the upgrades. I can see this unit being average this season which is a step forward.
On offense the Titans were great last year. With Derrick Henry battering his way there is no team more committed to the run and they parlayed that into being second in total offense and 4th in scoring. That aspect of the game is still in great shape.
Offensive coordinator Arthur Smith deserves a lot of credit for devising a scheme that suited the Titans personnel, especially QB Ryan Tannehill. They did the smart thing and elevated Todd Downing to the OC role. Things should look very similar and that is a good thing. TE Jonnu Smith will be missed and they have not gotten better at receiver with the loss of Davis.
For the most part the Titans look poised to have another strong season. They had won 9 games 4 years in a row before breaking through with 11 a year ago.
Turmoil and turnover in other spots in the division make them the favorite in the AFC South this season.
2021 Tennessee Titans Win Total Prediction:
Even though they won 11 games a year ago the markets are predicting a bit of a slide by Tennessee this season.
They do have a chance to get off to a good start with a home game against Arizona. Even though they have 3 of their first 5 on the road only a trip to Seattle look treacherous right now. Odds are they host an Indy team that is missing their QB in Week 3. I am looking for a 4-1 start.
The middle of the schedule is difficult. Starting with Buffalo on a Monday night they have 5 straight games against playoff teams from a year ago. Trips to Indy and the Rams back to back are going to be difficult. That second game against the Colts might determine the division.
After that middle stretch the Titans have a great chance to finish strong. In their final 7 games I see only a couple against possible playoff teams at Pittsburgh and home to San Francisco. I emphasize possible, those teams might not be better than .500 this season.
The season finale at Houston might be helped by a Texans team wanting to lose that last game to assure the best draft pick possible.
I like the over a lot for the Titans this season. I can easily see them matching the 11 wins they had a year ago.
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