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Last year the Titans finished with a 6-10 record.  They picked up an overtime win at home against the Lions and pulled off a big upset over the Steelers.  Playing in a letdown situation in week seven the Titans beat the Buffalo Bills with a 35-34 final score.  Those were the high points of the season, and that is not surprising given the fact that Chris Johnson broke 60 yards just eight times all years.

It was not just the running game that looked stagnant as the passing game was abysmal too.  In Jake Locker’s 10 games last season he passed for over 250 yards just four times.  Locker completed 56.4% of his passes and had 10 touchdowns to go along with his 11 interceptions.  Locker also had two fumbles, both lost, to go along with his 41 rushing attempts.

There were some bright spots last year.  Nate Washington caught 46 passes on 89 targets and had 746 receiving yards.  Even though Chris Johnson did not play well in a lot of games, the ones he did play well in were spectacular.  Johnson had 195 yards against Buffalo and 141 yards against both Houston and Chicago.

Last Season
AFC South
Record
ATS Record
Home ATS
Road ATS
Over/Under
3rd
6-10
6-10
4-4
2-6
9-7
Offense Rank
Defense Rank
Turnover Margin
Points For
Points Against
26th
27th
-4
20.6
29.4
2013 Roster Changes
Draft Picks
Chance Wasmack (G), Justin Hunter (WR), Blidi Wreh-Wilson (CB), Zaviar Gooden (OLB), Brian Schwenke (C/G), Lavar Edwards (DE)
Additions
Ryan Fitzpatrick (QB), Shonn Greene (RB), Jalen Parmele (RB), Kevin Walter (WR), Delanie Walker (TE), Bernard Pollard (S)
Losses
Matt Hasselbeck(QB), Javon Ringer (RB), Jamie Harper (RB), Jared Cook (TE), Steve Hutchinson (G), Deuce Lutui (G), Leroy Harris (G)
Key Numbers for 2013
Draft Grade
Preseason Power Ranking
Strength of Schedule
B
28th
2.33
23rd
Head Coach Mike Munchak
*Records for regular season only.
Overall
ATS
Home
Home ATS
Road
Road ATS
15-17
13-17-2
9-7
7-9
6-10
6-8-2
Off of a Bye
Off of a Bye ATS
Off of a Loss
Off of a Loss ATS
0-2
0-2
10-7
10-7
Schedule
2013 Tennessee Titans Schedule
Date Opponent
Spread (Est.)
Win Chance
9/8 @ Steelers
+7
0.25
9/15 @ Texans
+7.5
0.22
9/22 Chargers
+2.5
0.45
9/29 Jets
+1
0.49
10/6 Chiefs
PICK
0.50
10/13 @ Seahawks
+11
0.13
10/20 49ers
+7
0.25
Week 8 BYE
11/3 @ Rams
+4.5
0.33
11/10 Jaguars
-3.5
0.64
11/14 Colts
+1
0.49
11/24 @ Raiders
+1
0.49
12/1 @ Colts
+4.5
0.33
12/8 @ Broncos
+10
0.16
12/15 Cardinals
-1
0.51
12/22 @ Jaguars
PICK
0.50
12/29 Texans
+4.5
0.33
Estimated Wins: 6.07

The strength of schedule ranking for the Titans is fairly soft this year, but I am not convinced things will play out in their favor.  They open up the season with a very tough stretch though.  The season opener comes on the road against the Steelers, followed by a road game in week two against the Texans.  Tennessee should be touchdown underdogs or more in both of those games.

The Chargers come to town in the Titan’s home opener, followed by a game against the Jets in week four.  Tennessee figures to be an underdog in their first four games of the season.  Preseason odds list the Titan’s matchup against the Chiefs as a pick, but if they get off to a 0-4 start I expect that line to move prior to week five.

The brutal stretch continues in weeks six and seven as Tennessee goes on the road to face the Seahawks before returning home to take on the 49ers.  I would not be surprised to see the Titans sitting on a 1-6 or possibly even a 0-7 record entering the bye week.  The best chance for a win in the first half of the season will probably come against the Jets.  Oddsmakers list the Titans as a one point home dog in that game.

The second half of the season will get a lot easier for Tennessee.  They should be able to pick up wins against the Raiders and Cardinals in their non-division matchups.  However, in the Titans second division game of the season I like the Jaguars to pull off an upset.  Jacksonville will be coming off a bye week prior to that matchup.

Odds
Regular Season Win Total
to Win the AFC
to Win Super Bowl XLVIII
6.5
66 to 1
150 to 1
Odds Courtesty of Bovada
Predictions

Jake Locker has been injured and inconsistent in his short career with the Titans.  The pressure is on for Locker this season after putting up abysmal numbers in 2012.  It may seem strange holding such a young player accountable for the organizations troubles, but the performances of Andrew Luck, RGIII, Colin Kaepernick and Russel Wilson have the Titan’s ownership wondering if building the franchise around a top prospect is a move they should be making.  In Locker’s defense, the offensive line was a mess last year.  They are a revamped unit in 2013 so the expectations will be high for Locker to show some improvement.  Tennessee retained all of their top talent from last season, but these are the same players that delivered a 6-10 record in 2012.  I am calling for similar results this year and with the Jaguars improving I have the Titans finishing last in the AFC South.

Projections
AFC South Finish
Division Record
Overall Record
Win Total Prediction
4th
2-4
5-11
Under 6.5
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