13. Tennessee Titans (19)
Despite coming off the bye week winning each of their previous two games, there were some concerns surrounding the Tennessee Titans entering Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens from a health standpoint for Marcus Mariota. During those two wins, Mariota clearly wasn’t the same mobile quarterback due to a hamstring injury he had previously suffered a few games prior, but the Titans were hoping the extra week off would benefit the quarterback recovery wise.
Based off how Mariota looked against Baltimore, it’s safe to say the extra rest certainly paid off for the Tennessee quarterback after he completed 19 of 28 passes for 218 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. But most importantly, the Titans ended up on the winning end up to continue being in good shape when it comes to the race for the AFC South title.
With the Houston Texans struggling after Deshaun Watson suffered a torn ACL, it looks like the only team Tennessee truly has to worry about now is the Jacksonville Jaguars, who are coming off a big win of their own against the Cincinnati Bengals. Keep in mind the Titans were considered by many to make the leap in the AFC when it comes to becoming serious playoff contenders, and after a tough start, it’s good to see them on a three-game winning streak.