Tennessee Titans Super Bowl 50 Odds AnalysisThe Tennessee Titans (2-14 SU, 3-12-1 ATS, 6-10 O/U) will enter the 2015 NFL regular season much like they have each of the past three seasons, by trying to simply get back to being a respectable franchise and even maybe make it to Super Bowl 50. Unfortunately, their football betting odds don’t favor them, and from where I’m sitting, I think accomplish this task is going to be a lot tougher that it sounds. You see, the Titans need help at just about every position, not to mention the fact that I’m not real enamored with head coach Ken Whisenhunt. Thanks to this expert, in-depth look at what likely lies ahead for the Titans as they get set for the upcoming 2015 regular season.
2014 Season in Review
The GoodIt’s kind of hard to find anything good about a team when they unfurl a pitiful 2-14 record, but even the Titans had a bit of good news even if some did come in the form of addition by subtraction. It took the Titans at least one season too long to figure out that quarterback Jake Locker was not going to be the franchise cornerstone they thought he’d be when they drafted him with the eighth overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. It’s not that I don’t like Locker…contrary to the aforementioned statement, I actually liked Locker a lot and can see why the Titans gave him so long to fulfill his clearly visible potential. Unfortunately for him, Locker could never stay injury-free for very long and just kept missing games, generally after showing some flashes of brilliance that made everyone believe he was a franchise kind of signal-caller. By moving on from Locker and giving talented rookie Zach Mettenberger his opportunity to become the new face of the franchise, I genuinely believe that Tennessee improved its chances of being successful, at least over the long haul. I guess it was also ‘good’ news that Tennessee finished 15th in the league against the pass (235.8 ypg), although I suspect that was because their opponents were easily able to run on their pitiful 31st-ranked run defense.
The BadWell, the good news is that Tennessee wasn’t historically bad in 2014, though they seemingly tried their little hearts out to be. The Titans finished the 2014 season ranked 29th in total offense (303.7 ypg), and an even more depressing 30th in scoring, averaging a paltry 15.9 points per game. Along the way, the Titans also ranked in the bottom third in both passing and rushing.
The UglyThe Titans were held to 13 points or less a whopping seven times in 2014 while scoring 10 points or less in five of those contests. The bottom line is that Tennessee’s offense was downright ugly at times a year ago.
Let’s take a look at Tennessee’s offensive statistics from this past season.
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Here is a look at Tennessee’s team defensive statistics.
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Here are the Titans’ team statistical leaders.