We have Marcus Mariota. That means that one day looking at power rankings every week is going to be a lot of fun. We will be talking about how the Titans are ranked 2nd on some site when they really should be first. Those will be the days.
These are not those days. The Titans still sit in the lower 4th of the league on pretty much every site out there. For now, that is where they should be, but better days are coming. Keep the faith.
Here is a look at this week's rankings:
SB Nation: 30 (LW:28)
ESPN: 25 (LW:29(!))
The good news for the Titans is that they play on the road this week. The Titans are the only winless team at home this season (0-5).
NFL.com: 30 (LW:29)
In a contest where the score made matters appear worse than reality, the (harsh) reality is the Titans couldn't muster enough offense to challenge a defense like the Panthers' unit a week after looking like an aerial circus. (This is often referred to as "The Rob Ryan effect." Just an FYI.) Nothing to be alarmed at, given that Tennessee was rolling with a rookie quarterback ( who probably was not near 100 percent) and an inexperienced starter at tailback. The frustration at the end? Sure, Cam Newton's antics can get annoying to some folks. Or real annoying when you let him run for touchdowns on you. So don't let him run on you. That's how you stop the antics.
Yahoo! Sports: 29 (LW:29)
Justin Hunter is out for the season. Maybe this will remove all reasons for the Titans to not play Dorial Green-Beckham full time for the rest of the season.