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Tennessee Titans vs Denver Broncos Predictions, Odds & Picks

Tennessee Titans Vs Denver Broncos 2020 09 13
  • The Titans look to return to the playoffs and hope to win the AFC this time
  • A decent offseason for the Broncos in which they snagged a starting WR and C
  • Last season, the Broncos shut out the Titans in October by a score of 16-0

Titans vs Broncos Odds

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Tennessee Titans -2.5 (-110)
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Titans vs Broncos Predictions and Picks

The oddsmakers have this one closer than expected, so hold your breath and pick your favorite, though it might be tough for the Broncos to stop the Titans’ powerful run game this early in the season.

Pick:

Titans -2.5 (-110)

How to Watch Titans vs Broncos

Titans vs Broncos Information
What Tennessee Titans vs Denver Broncos
Where Empower Field at Mile High in Denver, CO
When Monday, September 14, 2020; 10:20 PM ET
How to watch Watch on ESPN+ here!

Close but no cigar – the story of the 2019 Tennessee Titans, who lost in the AFC Championship Game to the eventual Super Bowl Champs last season, so it will be fresh on their minds to do it differently this year.

The Denver Broncos are a team that’s ascending, and they hope that their second-year quarterback Drew Lock can pilot that flight upwards and into the postseason for the first time since Denver’s Super Bowl 50 win in 2015.

It didn’t go well for the Titans the last time these two met at Mile High – the Broncos scored 16 unanswered points and won that game by a shutout last October, the final score of that Week 6 matchup ending up at 16-0.

Can the Titans Add a Solid Passing Attack to Balance Their Run Game?

Sure, the Titans can run, but can newly paid quarterback Ryan Tannehill to do more in the backfield than just hand the ball to Derrick Henry? This Broncos defense will be a challenging one to try that out on, thought the lighter air of Mile High could help.

There’s a reason Tannehill and the Titans signed a four-year extension worth $118 million, with $62 million of that money guaranteed – and that’s because the front office believes he has the ability to lead the team in all facets.

That’s why it will be good to see Tannehill begin to target his starting receivers more (see below), and now is the time to also get the backups involved, too, meaning Cody Hollister and Kalif Raymond.

Can the Broncos Defense Get Back to Dominance?

The Denver Broncos are known for having a formidable defense, but they seem to have slipped off the NFL map last season for some reason – more losses than wins tend to do that.

They still have some solid playmakers on that side of the ball – defensive end Shelby Harris and now former Titans Jurrell Casey plus linebackers Von Miller and Bradley Chubb are still suiting up in Denver.

So it will be a good matchup in Week 1 for this defensive squad of Denver to make their presence known and put a decent stop to this offensive Titans machine.


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Titans Key Player: (RB) Derrick Henry

Last season’s NFL rushing leader Derrick Henry is a key part to this Tennessee Titans’ offense, especially given its lack of big names at the receiver position, all due respect to Corey Davis, A.J. Brown, and Adam Humphries (each capable of having breakout seasons, by the way).

Just to refresh our memories about what an excellent season Henry had in 2019, he carried the ball 303 times for 1,540 total yards on the ground for 16 touchdowns, all numbers that led the league, plus he also managed to catch 18 passes for 206 yards and another 2 touchdowns.

Goes without saying that Henry has to stay healthy and well-rested, so head coach Mike Vrabel can’t make the mistake of overusing him, especially this early in the season.

Broncos Key Player: (QB) Drew Lock

In his second season now, Broncos quarterback Drew Lock will look to make his adjustment to the NFL complete after helping his team post a 7-9 record his rookie season with a 5-3 record at home.

Lock’s numbers in the five games he both played and started in are 100-of-156 completions for 1020 yards and 7 touchdowns with just 3 interceptions and a respectable completion percentage of 64.1.

No wonder Denver GM John Elway was hot to get Lock last season – this matchup against the Titans this early in the season will help prove whether Lock is finally ready for his NFL closeup.

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Mike Lukas is a retired standup comedian turned freelance writer now living in Dallas, Texas, originally from Cleveland, Ohio. His love for the game of football and all things Cleveland Browns turned Mike into a pro blogger years ago. Now Mike enjoys writing about all thirty-two NFL teams, hoping to help football gamblers gain a slight edge in their pursuit of the perfect wager. Email: [email protected]

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