Saturday, November 11, 2023

Tennessee Titans Week 10 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

Throughout the 2023 NFL season, we will compile a consensus NFL Power Rankings that averages the rankings of all 32 NFL teams.

Below you will find a Week 10 roundup for the Tennessee Titans in our consensus 2023 NFL Power Rankings.

ESPN -- Rank: 25

Non-QB MVP: RB Derrick Henry

Henry's snaps this season (56.4% of all offensive snaps) are slightly down from last year (66.8%). But he remains the most important player on the Titans' offense. Every week defenses dedicate most of their resources to slowing Henry down. The Titan's winning formula remains the same: Give Henry touches and good things happen. Henry has 20 or more carries in three games this season. He gained at least 100 rushing yards in two of those instances and Tennessee won all three games. It's not just the stats, though. The play-action passing game is more effective when Henry is running effectively. Henry leads the Titans in touchdowns scored (4) and has a passing touchdown on his résumé this season. -- Turron Davenport -- Rank: 22

Will Levis deserved more praise than shame for last Thursday's loss to the Steelers. Levis' inaccurate throws late, along with some missed opportunities prior to that, hurt the Titans' chances of winning. But he mostly outplayed counterpart Kenny Pickett despite having only a few days to prepare for his second NFL start. If Levis can continue displaying starter-caliber traits and impressive consistency, he'll have the inside track as the de facto 2024 QB1. The Titans are projected to be flush with salary-cap space; having a second-round QB under center would be more appealing than shopping for a veteran or drafting another prospect. As long as Mike Vrabel is coaching and Tennessee isn't mathematically eliminated, this team will keep fighting, and the added pressure of a tough remaining schedule can only help clarify Levis' evaluation.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 21

They didn't beat the Steelers, but they have a quarterback. Will Levis has to be their guy going forward. Too bad he doesn't have much help.

USA Today -- Rank: 19

Maybe their quarterback issue is solved, for now, with Will Levis. But a defense with a league-low six takeaways needs to give the rookie a little help ... and a few extra possessions.

The Athletic -- Rank: 18

Report card: C-minus

This team, which is ranked 25th in defensive EPA per game (minus-.60), is 10-15 in its last 25 games. Mike Vrabel has had two double-digit win seasons in his five seasons in Nashville, and this is not looking like it's going to be the third time. Rookie quarterback Will Levis has provided some hope in the last two weeks — throwing for 500 yards, four touchdowns and one interception — but this is still a team struggling to be average (21st in point margin at minus-12).

FOX -- Rank: 26

I can't think of a good reason for why Ryan Tannehill needs to start again in Tennessee. I don't say that to be mean, but Will Levis gives them a better chance to win now — and he's also a very intriguing part of their future. It's time to pass the torch, even when Tannehill is healthy again.

Yahoo! -- Rank: 22

Rookie QB Will Levis wasn't great in his second start but he held his own. It's going to be very interesting how head coach Mike Vrabel handles the situation when Ryan Tannehill is ready to return because the Titans' best move — for this season and definitely the future — is clearly giving Levis the rest of the season.

PFT -- Rank: 22

Will Levis has done enough to keep Ryan Tannehill on the sideline.

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