It will be another week with green arrows next to the Titans. That makes for a good Tuesday. This week the Titans should make a pretty big jump. They just beat a Seahawks team that the nation (and the officials) love. I’m not sure Seattle is that good this year, but the win gives the Titans some street cred.
Let’s look at the rankings around the web:
NFL.com: 5 (LW:13)
Huge plays abounded on Sunday, from the wide-receiver-screen-turned-home-run to Marcus Mariota heaving it deep to Jonnu Smith and DeMarco Murray long-striding behind a convoy of blockers. TheTitans took care of business at home against a good team. That's what Tennessee fans have been waiting to see: Could their squad pull off a W against a potential playoff contender? The defense leaked a bit Sunday, unlike in Week 2. That's when Mariota and Tennessee's offense produced in Nashville, to the tune of 33 points.
ESPN: 10 (LW:14)
Marcus Mariota: 56.6 Total QBR. The Titans have two wins even with Mariota off to a modest start, throwing for just three touchdowns in three games. Tennessee plays three of its next four on the road, which could actually be a benefit to Mariota. His QBR is 14 points higher on the road (62) than at home (48) in his career.
SB Nation: 4 (LW:11)
The Week 1 loss to the Raiders took the wind out of the sails of the Titans early, but after scoring 70 points in the last two weeks against some good defenses, Tennessee has the right to be feeling pretty good.
In the annually weak AFC South, the Titans are tied with the Jaguars for first at 2-1, but they own the tiebreaker currently after beating up Jacksonville in Week 2. Things are looking good for Tennessee.
We will add more rankings as they become available.