And now begins the toughest stretch of the year for the Titans.
Coming off of a bounceback win against the Jaguars, Tennessee will now face the Bills on Monday night, and then they await the Chiefs, Colts and Rams after that. Lucky for them, they’ve already jumped out to a commanding lead in the extremely weak AFC South.
Inconsistent is the best way to describe the Titans to this point, as they’re still trying to find their footing as they continue to get healthy. Dud performances against the Jets and Cardinals stand out, but good games against Seattle and Jacksonville have given us some flashes of what this team should be.
They’ll need their best effort on Monday night against Buffalo. The Bills are hot, coming off of a win on the road against the Chiefs. Josh Allen is inching closer to Patrick Mahomes in the AFC quarterback hierarchy, putting together a really impressive 2021 to this point. Allen has cut down on the turnovers, powering Buffalo to a 4-1 record to start the season.
Four consecutive wins — one of which was a 38-20 win over Kansas City — will get the oddsmakers’ attention. Even going on the road in primetime, the Bills are a 5.5 point favorite over the Titans. That number has come all the way up from 2.5, which is where it opened. The total sits at 52.5.
The Titans got receiver A.J. Brown back last week, and they appear set to have Julio Jones back this week. Pass rusher Bud Dupree was also a full participant on Thursday. Having that trio healthy and available once again will be a big boost, especially with Buffalo in town.
It’s a big measuring stick moment for the Titans, who dominated the Bills in primetime last season.
Kickoff is set for 7:15 p.m. CT time from Nashville on Monday night, ESPN will have the coverage.
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