Denver Broncos 2019 Opponent Preview: Tennessee Titans
In Week Six, the Denver Broncos come back home to start a two game home stand. First up is their second AFC South opponent, the Tennessee Titans.
After their second road contest against an AFC West foe, the Denver Broncos will be home for two straight games, their first back-to-back home stand of the season. The first team awaiting them will be the Tennessee Titans. This game will take place during the big NFL 100 celebration weekend for the Broncos. The team has a special celebration planned for the NFL’s 100th season for that weekend.
This will also be the game where Pat Bowlen will be given his Hall of Fame ring. For Champ Bailey, he will get his ring and will be enshrined in the Broncos Ring of Fame during halftime of the game.
Getting back to the opponent, the Denver Broncos and Tennessee Titans are two teams that do not see each other a lot. Their last meeting was back in 2016, where the Titans won in a defensive struggle 13-10. The game was known for a brawl that took place between former Bronco Aqib Talib and Harry Douglas.
The Tennessee Titans will be coming off a season that saw their playoff hopes dashed in the final week of the season as they were dealt a crushing defeat by the Indianapolis Colts, ending their run towards the playoffs.
The Titans lead the all time series against the Broncos, 23-17-1. However, since the Titans relocated to Tennessee from Houston, the Broncos have won four of the last six meetings.
The Titans had a quiet offseason themselves, not doing a lot in free agency. Their draft was mainly focused on improving the defense, especially on the linebacker side. The team’s first round draft selection will likely not be seen in this game as Jeffery Simmons will be recovering from an ACL injury he suffered in February.
The Titans will have Marcus Mariota leading the charge again this season. It should be a solid game between two teams looking to become dark horses in the AFC.