Thursday, September 17, 2020

Tennessee Titans Week 2 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: 8.8 (9th)
  • Best ranking: 5th (
  • Worst ranking: 13th (CBS Sports)

Below you will find a Week 2 roundup for the Titans in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 11

What we learned: Their defense has a high ceiling. Jadeveon Clowney finished with three tackles and one quarterback hit. But it was easy to see the makings of what could be a really good defense. Jeffery Simmons showed signs of making the second-year leap. Harold Landry had a big QB hit on third down. And Kevin Byards forced fumble led to the Titans first touchdown. It wasnt a shutdown performance, but the Titans defense kept them in the game, despite issues on special teams. And this was after Rashaan Evans was ejected. The offense is almost certainly going to get stung by regression this year, but the defense has a chance to be better than it was in 2019.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 13

They found a way to beat the Broncos, but they have to be better going forward. Now comes a division game with the Jaguars.

USA Today -- Rank: 7

If former first-round WR Corey Davis -- his fifth-year option was declined -- is going to be this productive, Tennessee's offense could be tough to handle.

ESPN -- Rank: 8

Best rookie debut: CB Chris Jackson
None of the rookies stood out against the Broncos. Chris Jackson was pressed into action with Adoree' Jackson being placed on injured reserve. He played the most of all rookies, picking up one tackle, despite being the last player the Titans picked in the 2020 draft. Tennessee selected him in the seventh round (No. 243 overall) out of Marshall. -- Turron Davenport -- Rank: 5

Stephen Gostkowski overcame an extraordinary case of the yips on Monday night, and the Titans narrowly avoided what would have been one of the more excruciating losses in franchise history. Gostkowski -- who had three missed field goals (one of which was blocked) and a failed PAT -- was bailed out by the offense, which marched 83 yards over 12 plays in the final minutes to set up a game-winning, chip-shot field-goal attempt that even Gostkowski couldn't mess up on a cursed night. It could be a hugely important win for the Titans, who now hold the edge on the Broncos in a head-to-head playoff-tiebreaker scenario. It aged everyone roughly 12 years, but Mike Vrabel's Titans got out of Denver with what they came for.

+ Previous update: Tennessee Titans Week 1 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

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