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NFL Power Rankings Week 7: Titans are Free, Free Falling

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Looking at the power rankings after the Buccaneers game was fun.  It really hasn't been fun since.  I call that Whisenhunting.  Give the man 8 months to prepare and his team will shoot up the power rankings, but it is a steady decline every week after that.

So with that being said, here is the look at where the Titans rank in week 7:

NFL.com: 29 (LW: 23)

That was one unhappy Ken Whisenhunt after the 28-point loss to the Dolphins on Sunday. Tennessee keeps coming up short, so the frustration is certainly understandable. However, Whiz was ticked off in the postgame about Marcus Mariota taking what his coach perceived to be a cheapshot from an Olivier Vernon. Yes, Mariota suffered a sprained MCL on the play -- which is unfortunate -- but it sure didn't look intentional. Vernon put two moves on the blocker in front of him, then either was knocked into or stumbled into (or both) the back of Mariota's legs. To me, Whisenhunt's frustration seems misguided. Am I missing something here? Would love to know your thoughts, Titans fans.

SB Nation: 31 (LW: 29)

ESPN: 30 (LW:27)

The Titans won by 28 in their season opener against the Buccaneers. They're 0-4 and have been outscored by 45 points since, including three straight losses at home.