2014 Tennessee Titans Season Win Total Picks & Futures Odds
by Robert Ferringo - 6/5/2014
2013 Record: 7-9
2014 Las Vegas Season Win Total: 7.0
2014 Season Win Total Prediction: 'Over'
The Tennessee Titans have everything that you need to be a playoff-caliber NFL team. Their offensive line is rock solid, with added depth thanks to free agency (Michael Oher) and the draft (Taylor Lewan). They have five capable wide receivers and three solid running backs. The defense is underrated, ranking in the top half of the league in total yards, passing and points allowed. This team is tough and physical and they aren't on anyone's radar heading into 2014.
They have everything. But. They don't have a quarterback.
New coach Ken Whisenhunt inherits a team that has no real weakness, outside of the glaring one under center. Jake Locker - as I have been saying since the moment he was drafted - is not an NFL quarterback and it is kind of laughable that anyone believes he ever will be. Whisenhunt has a strong offensive resume. But he has only played in 23 games in his three-year career and he barely completes 57.2 percent of his passes. He is a bust and he is the biggest reason why I wouldn't call for the Titans as an easy 'over' pick.
The second issue is a brutal schedule for the Titans. Three of their first four games will be played on the road against playoff teams from last year. They have a second stretch of three-road-games-in-four-weeks after their bye, with two more of those coming against playoff teams. November and early December is a gauntlet for the Titans, as they face a rash of tough, physical teams.
If Tennessee can split their first four games then they have a chance to make some hay. They play three of the next four at home heading into the Week 9 bye. Those four games in the second quarter of the season come against teams that won a combined 13 games last year. If Tennessee is going to be a contender and is going to surpass that seven-win bar then they will have to win three of those contests.
After that, all bets are off. Injuries and other issues will determine just how difficult the second half schedule becomes. Tennessee will be sky high for that Monday Night Football game hosting the Steelers on Nov. 17. They also have winnable games (Jets and Jaguars) against teams that I don't expect to contend for the playoffs. And the season finale is a home game against a Colts team that may be resting starters. That game is the Titans' third home game in four weeks, balancing out the early season travel woes with some late season home cooking.
I think that there are eight wins on this schedule and I think that the Titans could end up as the second-best team in the AFC South. However, because I don't trust Locker to show major improvement under Whisenhunt I know I won't be running to the window to get my money down on what is otherwise a sneaky-good roster.
Titans Regular Season Schedule (All times EST)
Week 1: Sunday, Sept. 7, at Kansas City, 1 p.m.
Week 2: Sunday, Sept. 14, Dallas, 1 p.m.
Week 3: Sunday, Sept. 21, at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.
Week 4: Sunday, Sept. 28, at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.
Week 5: Sunday, Oct. 5, Cleveland, 1 p.m.
Week 6: Sunday, Oct. 12, Jacksonville, 1 p.m.
Week 7: Sunday, Oct. 19, at Washington, 1 p.m.
Week 8: Sunday, Oct. 26, Houston, 1 p.m.
Week 9: BYE
Week 10: Sunday, Nov. 9, at Baltimore, 1 p.m.
Week 11: Monday, Nov. 17, Pittsburgh, 8:30 p.m.
Week 12: Sunday, Nov. 23, at Philadelphia, 1 p.m.
Week 13: Sunday, Nov. 30, at Houston, 1 p.m.
Week 14: Sunday, Dec. 7, NY Giants, 1 p.m.
Week 15: Sunday, Dec. 14, NY Jets, 4:05 p.m.
Week 16: Thursday, Dec. 18, at Jacksonville, 8:25 p.m.
Week 17: Sunday, Dec. 28, Indianapolis, 1 p.m.
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