Tennessee Titans 2020 Win Total - NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Breaking Down The Tennessee Titans Win Total
2020 NFL Season
Odds to win the Super Bowl: 30/1 -- O/U: 8.5 Wins
The Tennessee Titans enter the 2020 campaign fresh off of one of the more successful seasons in franchise history. On the surface, a 9-7 record doesn’t look impressive, but the Titans beat the defending champion Patriots and top-seeded Ravens in the wild card and divisional rounds behind a pair of monster games from Derrick Henry before falling short in the AFC title game to the eventual champion Kansas City Chiefs, but the run was nothing to frown at for the Titans, giving Tennessee fans hope for 2020.
Additions: The Titans took a mostly “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach to their team, but did make a solid move on the defensive line in free agency, signing Vic Beasley to a deal, coming off of one of the best seasons of his career, starting 15 of 16 games with Atlanta while logging 8 sacks and a career-high 42 combined tackles last season. Beasley also had 15.5 sacks and 6 forced fumbles in 2016. While it wasn’t a fresh addition, the Titans also re-upped comeback player of the year and starting QB Ryan Tannehill with a four-year, $118 million deal with $62 million guaranteed.
Subtractions: The lone major subtraction from last year’s team will result in the first season since 2010 where Jurrell Casey won’t be on Tennessee’s week 1 roster after trading Casey to the Denver Broncos for a 7th-round pick. Casey, a former 3rd-round pick for the Titans out of USC, started 147 of 149 games for Tennessee in 9 seasons with the Titans.
Outlook: The Titans still need to address their issues in the secondary after how the Chiefs tore them apart in the AFC title game, but that’s something that can be done through the draft as the Titans still hold their late 1st-round pick. Only time will tell if Ryan Tannehill can live up to his $118 million price tag after winning the comeback player of the year award last year, but with Derrick Henry leading the charge in the backfield, I think the Titans are one of the teams that will only get better with time and experience. You can tell these guys like playing for coach Mike Vrabel, and when a team likes playing for its coach, the results on the scoreboard are usually positive. I think the Titans make a legitimate push at the AFC South title this year, maybe even put double-digit wins up. Either way, I’m siding with the over for the Titans and the 8.5 win total projection for this season.