It is time to take a look at where the so-called experts think the Titans rank against the other teams of the NFL.
For the fourth time since Jeff Fisher became head coach, the Titans have started 3-1. Good news for Tennessee: On those three previous occasions, they made the playoffs.
The Titans didn't win pretty on Sunday, but a win's a win, and Tennessee will take 'em any way they come. Vince Young struggled, going 20-of-33 for 157 yards en route to throwing three interceptions without a touchdown. The defense carried the load, though, holding the Falcons to under 200 yards of offense and forcing three Atlanta turnovers. With the game on the line, Kyle Vanden Bosch came up with a crucial fourth down sack, sealing the 20-13 win. The 3-1 start hasn't gone to the Titans' heads, though. Linebacker Keith Bulluck explained after the game, "As a team, we have to come together and start playing like it. We're 3-1, and it could be a lot worse." Gritty, humble, and defensively sound -- it's been a great start of the season for Tennessee.
Overcoming turnovers was the theme of the week in the NFL. Tennessee turned the ball over 5 times, but still pulled out a 7 point victory over Atlanta. The Titans defense turned in another strong performance holding the Falcons' offense to under 200 yards... And thanks to losses by Green Bay and Seattle, the Titans move up 2 spots in the power rankings.
Well, Tennessee is 3-1, but they barely beat Atlanta in week 5 and Vince Young looked awful, throwing three picks and accounting for no scores. But a win is a win for Fisher's bunch.
They got away with one against Atlanta. If that was a good team, those five turnovers would have cost them. They have a tough one at Tampa this week.
Five turnovers usually means curtains, but Titans overcome the mistakes and get by punchless Atlanta at home.
The Titans need to win because of Vince Young, not in spite of him.
I put this together a little earlier than normal, so not all of the rankings are out yet. If you find another one leave it in the comments.