It’s Tuesday morning. That means it is time for our weekly look at the NFL Power rankings. We will take a look at where the Titans are in these rankings throughout the day. Of course I am a little bit biased, but I think anyone that has the Titans outside of the top 5 isn’t really paying attention. People love the Ravens right now but forget that the Titans ended their season last year in pretty convincing fashion.
Here is tour the power rankings on the internet to see where the Titans rank:
With the way Arthur Smith is calling plays and how Ryan Tannehill is slinging the ball, the Titans are easily a playoff team. However, the defense has been pretty shaky. I’m not worried yet, as they have some key players coming back from injury soon. For now, I just need to see more on the field before I rank them as a top-five team in the NFL given the way the Seahawks and Packers look.
Smith is correctly not considered one of the top fantasy tight ends, but he has racked up three touchdowns in two games, as half of Ryan Tannehill’s scoring passes have gone to Smith. Tannehill seems to look for Smith a lot in the red zone, which is where all three TD connections happened. It’s clear that their offseason throwing sessions are paying off. So far Smith has been targeted 12 times by Tannehill and has eight receptions. Those catches plus his three touchdowns represent impressive production from 12 targets.
The Titans continue to be the best red-zone offense in football with Ryan Tannehill at the controls. The quarterback has started the season 8-for-10 with six touchdowns and a 130.4 passer rating inside the enemy 20-yard line. Tannehill was stellar pretty much everywhere on the field against the Jaguars, averaging a whopping 10.0 yards per attempt (up from 5.8 in Week 1 in Denver) and matching a career high with four touchdown passes. His most impressive throw came late in the third quarter, when he absorbed a big shot from Jaguars pass rusher Josh Allen and dropped a perfectly placed 18-yard touchdown pass into the hands of Adam Humphries. Tannehill is a tougher dude than he gets credit for being.
Ryan Tannehill is still the guy we saw at the tail end of 2019 and, despite some injuries working their way through Tennessee’s receiving corps, the Titans are exceptionally difficult to game plan for and outwrestle each week.