The NFL schedule has been released and with that, it means that fans can start buying tickets for the 2020 season. Over the course of the last few weeks, we here at uSports have been dissecting the regular season schedules of each NFL team, and telling you what games we think you are going to want to attend.

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The Titans in 2019 had a tale of two seasons. In their first five games, with Marcu Mariota as the starter at quarterback, the team went 2-3. Then in Week 6, Ryan Tannehill took over as the starter, and the team went 7-4 in the regular season, finishing 9-7, and made it to the AFC Championship game, taking down the Patriots and Ravens, and having a lead against the Chiefs. Now in 2020, Tennessee and their fans have a lot to look forward to. Mariota is no longer on the roster and Tannehill was signed to a long-term deal. Derrick Henry just led the league in rushing yards and looks to be even better this coming season. Despite losing Jack Conklin on the offensive line to free agency, the Titans still look to have a really solid line to protect Tannehill and create holes for Henry. A.J. Brown showed in his first season that he can be a top wide receiver in the NFL, and he is paired with Corey Daivs and Adam Humphries. They could use one other receiver possibly, but it is not a major concern. This Titans defense is very intriguing with guys like Vic Beasley Jr, Rashaan Evans, Harold Landry III, Kevin Byard, Malcolm Butler and Adoree Jackson, among others, they can give opposing offenses fits this season. The AFC South does not project to be an extremely tough division so it seems that it is the Titans’ to lose as they are the favorite to win, at least in my opinion. Head coach Mike Vrabel has shown how good of a coach he is with the team’s performance last season, now we will see if they can build upon that here in 2020. 

Full Titans Schedule:

Week 1: at Denver Broncos

Week 2: vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

Week 3: at Minnesota Vikings

Week 4: vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 5: vs. Buffalo Bills

Week 6: vs. Houston Texans

Week 7: BYE

Week 8: at Cincinnati Bengals

Week 9: vs. Chicago Bears

Week 10: vs. Indianapolis Colts

Week 11: at Baltimore Ravens

Week 12: at Indianapolis Colts

Week 13: vs. Cleveland Browns

Week 14: at Jacksonville Jaguars

Week 15: vs. Detroit Lions

Week 16: at Green Bay Packers

Week 17: at Houston Texans

I think the Titans have a very favorable schedule in 2020 and the road to the playoffs is very clear. Nine wins should be enough to get them there, ten to win the division I think and I definitely think that will be doable. Starting with the game prior to their bye, they open at Denver on Monday Night Football. This will be an intriguing game as we will be able to see what type of team the Titans will be in 2020. I understand that this is the first game of the year but you can learn a lot. The Titans also have a three game stretch against Pittsburgh, Buffalo and Houston from Week 4 to Week 6 where they all will be home games for the Titans. This is a great opportunity for Tennessee to win some games earlier in the year that they can win some games against teams that have playoff aspirations here in 2020. After their bye week, six of their final ten games will be played on the road, which can be a grind but should not be too difficult. They will have to go play at Baltimore, Green Bay and Houston, which will not be easy but the more games the Titans win earlier in the year, the less of a need there will be for them to win these games. There are a lot of winnable games for the Titans following their bye against teams like the Bengals, Bears, Colts (who they’ll play twice), Jaguars and Lions. That should be four to six wins right there which could be enough to push the Titans into the playoffs, especially if they take care of business early on in the year. 

Given the success they had last season, I am going to want to see if this team can do it again in 2020 – and I am sure I am not the only one. Because of this, I will try to see them in person at least once, and think you should as well. Here are the five games I will try to make it to in 2020:

  • Week 1: Titans at Broncos
  • Week 5: Bills at Titans
  • Week 11: Titans at Ravens
  • Week 13: Browns at Titans
  • Week 17: Titans at Texans

Week 1 against Denver, in Denver, has a lot of interesting things about it. First, being that the Broncos project to be really good throwing the football, the Titans allowed the ninth most passing yards per game in 2019, allowing an average of 255 per game. On the flip side, the Broncos were middle of the road in run defense, allowing an average of 111.4 rushing yards per game in 2019 and with Henry in the backfield, the Titans could potentially run all over the Broncos. Week 5 against Buffalo, there really is not a clear cut storyline for this game in my opinion. There is just something about it with how good these teams are projected to be in 2020 that just catches my eye, and this could be an early game in the year that could greatly impact the playoff picture. Week 11 at Baltimore, a rematch of the AFC Divisional Round from last season, where the Titans went to Baltimore and destroyed the Ravens 28-12. Tannehill threw for just 88 yards in that game and Henry was flat out unstoppable in this one, rushing for 195 yards. This could be one where the Ravens come out hungry seeking revenge against the Titans and will allow us to see whether or not the Titans are legit. Week 13 against Cleveland, another game from last season where the Titans flat out dominated, winning 43-13. Similar to that Bills game, this game could greatly impact the AFC playoff picture whether it be both of these teams making it, or just one of them making it. Finally, Week 17 against Houston. The biggest competition for the AFC South division crown is the Texans, and this game could decide the division or be the one where the loser might miss the playoffs entirely. Regardless, there will be a lot riding on this game which means players on both sides will be fighting extremely hard to win. Which will make this one all the more worth watching. 

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