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What are the odds? Titans at Broncos

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Week one of the NFL season is officially here. The Tennessee Titans will open the season on the road in Denver against the Broncos this coming Monday night — the second game of the traditional week one doubleheader on ESPN.

This season has a completely different feel, of course, thanks to the ongoing battle against COVID-19. No preseason games mean more unknowns than ever before, but thankfully for the Titans, continuity is on their side.

Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry return, set to once again be the catalysts of Arthur Smith’s offense that caught fire in the second half of 2019. The Titans are looking to build off of an AFC Championship Game appearance last season, keeping their core together for another go at it in 2020.

The Broncos are viewed by many as a team on the rise with a revamped offense. Second-year quarterback Drew Lock wasn’t able to get a full season of starts in 2019, but was impressive in limited time late in the year. Now with high picks Jerry Jeudy and KJ Hamler added to Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton, Lock has plenty of options to choose from on the outside.

Toss in the signing of running back Melvin Gordon and the return of Phillip Lindsay and this offense has a chance to be a lot of fun.

Defensively, both teams have received news this week on the opposite ends of the spectrum. Jadeveon Clowney officially signed with the Titans, bolstering one of the weakest parts of the roster, while the Broncos lost Von Miller potentially for the season. We’ll see if Clowney is able to make a week one impact for Tennessee, but the loss of Miller is obviously a big deal for Denver.

Oddsmakers were on the Broncos before the Miller news, but the money has now shifted to the Titans. Tennessee went from +2 last week to -2.5 this morning. The total stands at 41.

We’re still a few days out, but are you comfortable taking the Titans -2.5 here?