Saturday, November 21, 2020

Tennessee Titans Week 11 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2020 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Here is where the Tennessee Titans rank in terms of average, best and worst:

  • Average ranking: 13.4 (14th)
  • Best ranking: 11th (USA Today)
  • Worst ranking: 15th (Multiple)

Below you will find a Week 11 roundup for the Titans in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 15

On nights when their offense doesn't operate at peak efficiency, it seems like the Titans have no chance of winning. The margin of error on that side of the ball is just so small because Tennessee has the second-worst special teams in the league, and the defense allows way too many easy completions. Big stretch coming up with trips to Baltimore and Indianapolis the next two weeks.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 15

The defense continues to be a major problem. It puts so much pressure on the offense to score.

USA Today -- Rank: 11

Mike Vrabel is one of the craftiest coaches in the league. But he definitely goofed by turning away from veteran P Ryan Allen last week.

ESPN -- Rank: 12

What would they take back: Signing Vic Beasley Jr. as a free agent

The Titans thought they were adding pass-rushing help when they signed Beasley, who posted eight sacks with the Falcons in 2019. Despite questions about Beasley's work ethic, the Titans assumed their blue-collar locker room and a clean slate would allow Beasley to thrive. Their $9.5 million investment didn't pay off. Beasley got off to a terrible start by reporting to training camp 10 days late for unexcused reasons. The Titans released Beasley after only five games. Beasley only played 19% of the defensive snaps, finishing with three tackles and zero sacks. -- Turron Davenport -- Rank: 14

Let's play the 'What if ...' game for a moment, shall we? Thursday night. First quarter. Titans already ahead of the Colts, 7-0. On third down, Ryan Tannehill spots A.J. Brown streaking down the sideline and cuts it loose. The ball travels 40 yards in the air, hits Brown right in his hands -- there's no Colts defender in front of him. He drops it. The game was different from that point on. The special teams meltdown was a more obvious headline, to which we'll say this: Any further costly missed kicks from here on out are as much on Mike Vrabel as they are on Stephen Gostkowski. Patriot loyalty has to have its limits.

+ Previous update: Tennessee Titans Week 10 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

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