Friday, September 25, 2020

Tennessee Titans Week 3 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: 8.6 (8th)
  • Best ranking: 7th (
  • Worst ranking: 11th (The Athletic)

Below you will find a Week 3 roundup for the Titans in our consensus 2020 NFL Power Rankings.

The Athletic -- Rank: 11

What we learned: The 2019 version of Ryan Tannehill is still alive. The Titans' offense looked choppy in Week 1 against the Broncos, but Tannehill was on fire against the Jaguars, completing 18 of 24 attempts for 239 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. His most impressive throw came late in the third quarter when Tannehill stood in the pocket, took a big hit and delivered a perfectly-placed ball to Adam Humphries for an 18-yard touchdown. The Titans ranked second in offensive efficiency in Week 2. They're the lone undefeated team in the AFC South.

CBS Sports -- Rank: 9

They are 2-0, but they really haven't played great football. Ryan Tannehill had another good day in the victory over the Jaguars, but the defense had issues.

USA Today -- Rank: 8

They're in sole possession of first place in AFC South ... yet Tennessee is also extremely fortunate it's not currently an 0-2 football team.

ESPN -- Rank: 8

Under-the-radar fantasy standout: TE Jonnu Smith

Smith is correctly not considered one of the top fantasy tight ends, but he has racked up three touchdowns in two games, as half of Ryan Tannehill's scoring passes have gone to Smith. Tannehill seems to look for Smith a lot in the red zone, which is where all three TD connections happened. It's clear that their offseason throwing sessions are paying off. So far Smith has been targeted 12 times by Tannehill and has eight receptions. Those catches plus his three touchdowns represent impressive production from 12 targets. -- Turron Davenport -- Rank: 7

The Titans continue to be the best red-zone offense in football with Ryan Tannehill at the controls. The quarterback has started the season 8-for-10 with six touchdowns and a 130.4 passer rating inside the enemy 20-yard line. Tannehill was stellar pretty much everywhere on the field against the Jaguars, averaging a whopping 10.0 yards per attempt (up from 5.8 in Week 1 in Denver) and matching a career high with four touchdown passes. His most impressive throw came late in the third quarter, when he absorbed a big shot from Jaguars pass rusher Josh Allen and dropped a perfectly placed 18-yard touchdown pass into the hands of Adam Humphries. Tannehill is a tougher dude than he gets credit for being.

+ Previous update: Tennessee Titans Week 2 NFL Power Rankings Roundup

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