Two seasons ago, the Tennessee Titans were on the verge of their second Super Bowl appearance. The Titans faced the Kansas City Chiefs in the 2020 AFC Championship. Although Tennessee failed in their quest, they showed they’ve got an offense that can hang with some of the best teams in the league Heading into 2021, Titans fans have high hopes that their offense can carry the team to a third straight playoff appearance. Check out an in-depth look at Tennessee’s offense as well as information on how the Titans’ offense could affect NFL betting lines.
Tennessee Titans Offense Expert Analysis For the 2021-22 NFL Season
2021 NFL Season
- When: Sep. 9, 2021 – Jan. 9, 2022
Tennessee’s Offense – An In-Depth Look
After mostly unfruitful seasons as the Miami Dolphins quarterback, Ryan Tannehill landed in Nashville. Since signing with Tennessee, Tannehill has blossomed into one of the best quarterbacks in the league.
Last season, Tannehill completed 65.5% of his passes for 3,819 yards. He threw 33 touchdowns to just 7 interceptions.
One of the reasons Tannehill has become one the NFL’s top signal-callers is because if the Titans have any problems in the passing game, they can hand the ball off to the best running back in the league, Derrick Henry.
Henry rushed for 2,067 yards and scored 17 touchdowns. He was so effective in 2020 that NFL MVP oddsmakers have installed Henry as the top running back to score the most valuable player award in 2021.
If Henry and Tannehill wasn’t enough, the Titans also traded for future hall-of-fame wide receiver Julio Jones. The former Atlanta Falcons player will start opposite soon to be star wide receiver A.J. Brown.
In 14 games, Brown caught 70 passes for 1,075 yards. He scored 11 touchdown.
Jones’ presence should only help Brown. With Julio playing opposite him, A.J. could reach the 90, or, maybe, even 100 receiving plateau.
Defenses must double-team Jones every time he’s in the game, which means Tannehill will call Brown’s number on plenty of pass plays. Meanwhile, Henry, like he does every season, should dominate on the ground.
What does it all mean? The Titans averaged 25.1 points per in 2020. Expect the average to rise to at least 28. If Brown, Jones, Henry, and Tannehill remain healthy for the entire season, the points per average could break 30.
How Will the Titans’ Offense Affect Betting Lines?
Tennessee’s odds to win the Super Bowl have gone from +2800 after Super Bowl 55 in February to +2200 now. The closer Super Bowl odds handicappers study the Titans, the more impressed they become.
As far as the over / under and spread betting, we must consider the Titans a top contender for overs and to cover. If the defense improves at all, Tennessee will have no trouble improving up on their 8-7-1 ATS record from last season.
The over went 10-6 in 16 games in 2020. Tennessee’s defense should be better, which may lead to more unders, but the offense should score more points, which means a 10-7 or possibly 11-6 over to under record is more than possible in the NFL’s first 17-game season.
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