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NFL Power Rankings Week 5 and the Titans

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The Titans had their bye week in week 4, which is stupid, so their movement in the power rankings this week will be more based on what the other teams around them did.  Looking forward, the Titans have the next 3 at home.  Those games are going to give us a pretty good idea of where this team really is.

Here is where the Titans rank around the web:

SB Nation: 29 (LW: 29) 23 (LW:24)

It was a bye week in Nashville -- Toby Keith, Brooks & Dunn and the guy with the seashell chokers all took the week off. So did the 1-2 Titans, who have been far peppier through three games than most anticipated. Sure, the Week 3 loss to the division-rival Colts was gut-wrenching, but I don't want to be a Negative Nancy: How about the fact that Tennessee isn't laying down for anybody right now?

The biggest area to improve going forward? Limiting big plays in the passing game.

CBS: 24 (LW:26):

Marcus Mariota got off to a hot start, but will it continue coming off the bye? There's no reason to think it won't.
ESPN: 23 (LW:24)
Keeping Marcus Mariota upright will be key for the Titans following their bye. Mariota has been sacked on 10.6 percent of his dropbacks this season, second highest in the NFL.