Our Predictions On The Full Season
The Tennessee Titans open training camp on Saturday and it’s time for our full season schedule predictions.
In part one, we look at the first four games on the schedule and will predict four more games in each of the next three prediction articles. Of course it’s never easy to predict the outcome of a sixteen game season in the NFL, but today we take a shot at it.
The First Four Predictions
Game 1 Oakland Raiders- Nashville, Sept. 10- Oakland was the “it” team last season, and the Titans are getting the same hype this season and this could be a battle between two playoff teams.
Oakland visits Nashville for the second season in a row, and will be looking for a second straight win at Nissan Stadium.
Both teams want to get off to a fast start, and both teams have quarterbacks coming off broken legs, suffered the same week last season. The Titans need this game to validate the hype and to get the home crowd behind them for the long haul this season.
Winner: The Titans squeak out a close one in a slobber knocker. The difference, the home crowd.
Game 2 Jacksonville Jaguars- Jacksonville, Sept. 17- The Jaguars are projected to finish no better than third in the AFC South in 2017 making this a big game for both teams. The Jags have perhaps the best roster in the South, but have questions at quarterback.
Marcus Mariota enters this game looking for revenge and a measure of redemption after breaking his leg in the Titans loss there last season.
The loss knocked the Titans out of the playoffs last season.
The Titans must improve their record inside the division if this season is to live up to projections. Beating the Jags twice seems a must, and this one will set the tone in the division.
Winner: Take the Titans to win in another struggle to move to 2-0.
Game 3- Seattle Seahawks- Nashville, Sept. 24- The Hawks are one of the best teams in the NFC and still have Russell Wilson and a very good defense.
The schedule makers did no favors for the Titans with this one.
Winner: Seattle hands the Titans their first loss of the season.
Game 4- Houston Texans- Houston, Oct.1- The Texans are the defending division champs and have the best defense in the division. They also get J.J. Watt this season.
The Titans need a win, but have struggled of late at NRG Stadium.
Winner: Houston wins at home despite questions at quarterback.
Part Two Thursday.