Reasons why the Broncos can upset the Titans in Week 10
The Denver Broncos travel into the state of Tennessee to face the Titans on Sunday. Here are some reasons why the team can win the game. At this point it would be a surprise to see Denver win two games in a row, but you never know.
The Tennessee Titans are 5-3 after a primetime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. They are led by Ryan Tannehill at quarterback and Derrick Henry, who is literally their entire offense. Mike Vrabel is their head coach and once again has a tough defense.
Ever since the Titans benched Marcus Mariota after the Broncos shut them out in 2019, the Titans have found a good bit of success with Ryan Tannehill under center. They have won a ton of games but aren’t really an elite team by any means.
They are well-coached but do lack serious talent on offense.
How can the Broncos win this game on Sunday?
Reasons why the Broncos can win on Sunday
Titans’ offensive line is a weak point
The Tennessee Titans’ offensive line is not exactly the best of units. They are missing left tackle Taylor Lewan, and their right tackle, Nicholas Petit-Frere is a rookie. Their only notable starters on the line are center Ben Jones and right guard Nate Davis.
If the Broncos can get either Baron Browning or Randy Gregory back, this would greatly help their already good chances of being able to get to the QB. The interior of DJ Jones and Dre’Mont Jones should have their way against this sub-par unit.
The Titans have one way to win
Their leading receiver is Robert Woods who has 256 receiving yards. They simply do not have anyone that can separate, and given the Broncos’ extremely talented secondary, they should have no problem shutting down a unit that features an old Robert Woods and Treylon Burks, a rookie.
The only legitimate and consistent way that the Titans can win games is Derrick Henry, who is on a tear this season. This should allow the Broncos to put more defenders in the box in hopes that they can contain Henry, because if Tannehill needs to throw the ball to win, I’m not sure the Titans have much of a chance.
They have played a cupcake schedule and are not as good as their record indicates
The Titans are 5-3 but are not as good as their record indicates. According to Pro Football Reference, their Expected W-L is 3.7-4.3. They score just 18.6 points per game, which is 24th in the NFL. Furthermore, their five wins this season have come against the Raiders, Colts (2x), Commanders, and Texans, who all have losing records.
Their three losses come against the Giants, Bills, and Chiefs. They lost their week two game against the Bills by 34 points, and have scored at least 20 points in just four games, and have not scored more than 24 points in a contest.
Overall, they’re a lot like the Broncos, except their offense is a bit better but their defense is not as good.