The Titans, for the first time this year, enjoyed excellent field position throughout the game last week. Against the Redskins, whose special teams unit has been nothing to brag about either, the Titans could really use a big play or two to get them in favorable positions. The numbers are very much on your side if you aren't starting at your own 20 (or worse) every single drive of the day.
Ryan Succop has been reliable enough when called upon, and Brett Kern had a fantastic day punting last week. The Titans will need their special teams guys to tip the balance of what could be a very close game.
The Titans vs Redskins screams of a barn burner, but I actually think these two teams are very well matched, and make for good entertainment. The keys will be Tennessee's ability to put pressure on Cousins (as stated), and prevent giving up the big play. On offense, they need to run the ball effectively with Sankey and co, and use McCluster and Walker to get Locker, should he start, comfortable early on.
In the end, I see a game with two teams who are in very similar places. Both have posted disappointing records with new regimes now at the helm. Both have had injuries at the QB position. Both need to win their next few games before heading into bye weeks. And both have plenty to prove. There will be points scored, but I think it will be a tight game.