2017 NFL Power Rankings Week 8: Rams climb after shutting out Cardinals in London

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19. Tennessee Titans (27)

Even though the Tennessee Titans avoided what would have been an embarrassing loss to the winless Cleveland Browns, the team should still be concerned over the health of Marcus Mariota since the quarterback clearly doesn’t look like his normal self. Everybody knows Mariota is most effective when he’s able to use his legs, but for the second week in a row, it’s clear the Titans quarterback isn’t feeling comfortable enough to be mobile.

With that being said, it’s been amazing to see Tennessee earn two close victories over the last two weeks, with the latest coming on Sunday in overtime against Cleveland. Allowing a team like the Browns to earn their first win of the season would have been embarrassing for a team like the Titans, so at least they were able to avoid the upset.

There aren’t going to be many games in which the Titans are going to end up on the winning end after failing to find the end zone once, but Sunday was one of those rare occurrences. At least with Tennessee having the bye week, Mariota can spend a little extra time recovering before a tough AFC showdown against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 9.