The Tennessee Titans are coming off a stunning run to the AFC Championship Game, making their 2020 schedule a fascinating one to track.
Few people had the Tennessee Titans as a serious playoff threat entering the 2019 season. Marcus Mariota was still the Titans’ quarterback at the start of the year, but he quickly lost his job to veteran Ryan Tannehill.
The move to Tannehill, whom the Titans had acquired for a pair of draft picks from the Miami Dolphins, clearly energized the team. Tannehill managed the offense, which leaned heavily on the talents of Pro Bowl running back Derrick Henry, while Tennessee’s defense helped form the core of a winner.
A late-season surge, combined with a collapse by the Pittsburgh Steelers, allowed the Titans to snag the final wild-card spot in the AFC. Tennessee then proceeded to wreak havoc on the postseason picture, riding Henry past the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens to advance to the AFC Championship Game.
The magic carpet ride came to an end there as Tennessee blew a 10-point lead to lose to the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. The playoff push may have altered the Titans’ approach to the offseason since the team opted to sign Tannehill to an extension and use the franchise tag to retain Henry.
There have been some departures from Tennessee this winter, including Jack Conklin and Jurrell Casey, but the Titans remain a threat to win their division in 2020. An AFC South title would bring playoff football back to Nashville for the first time since 2008, which would be a significant boost to Tennessee’s chances of getting to the Super Bowl.
The Titans do have a challenging schedule featuring matchups against teams like the Green Bay Packers, Baltimore Ravens, Indianapolis Colts, Steelers and Houston Texans. It is manageable, however, so Tennessee does have a path to the division title if it takes care of its own business.
When the full 2020 NFL schedule is released, this post will be updated immediately with game dates, times and broadcast information. In the meantime, let’s take a look at the home and road opponents for the Titans in 2020.