Tennessee Titans 2023-24 NFL Season Recap

Tennessee Titans NFL Season Recap

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Though the Tennessee Titans never finished worse than second place in the AFC South since Mike Vrabel took over the reins in 2018, for one reason or another the team bringing up the rear of the AFC South standings this year seemed to be the straw that broke the camel’s back. When news of Vrabel being fired hit the internet Tuesday afternoon, it immediately sent shockwaves of shock and disbelief through the league. How could a coach with nothing but success on the resume be let go like that?! In six short seasons, he led the Titz to the AFC championship game and two division titles for crying out loud! And he did it with rosters that NFL bettors would tell you hardly possessed the talent of most adversaries.

A puzzling decision to say the least, but the Titans decided to make the move regardless after the team did in fact bring up the rear of the division standings for the first time since 2015. Per usual, the rare success of the team ultimately depended upon the offense putting a limited amount of points on the board followed by the defense holding on for dear life. Tim Kelly’s offense proved to be a tough watch. The unit ranked No. 28 overall in amassing 289 yards per game amounting to a pedestrian 17.9 points per game (No. 27). With Derrick Henry still anointed with the RB1 gig, the running game proved to be the best aspect of the attack with it averaging 108.6 yards per game (No. 17) and 4.2 yards per carry (No. 15). Even so, it did little for a passing attack led by both Ryan Tannehill and rookie Will Levis.

The vet threw for 1,616 yards and 4:7 TD/INT ratio in his ten played games, while the rookie threw for 1,808 yards and 8:4 TD/INT ratio his nine times under center. It resulted in Tennessee trotting out the league’s No. 29 ranked passing attack. The poor execution through the air was hampered by an offensive line that served up 64 total sacks (No. 28) which equated to a wretched 11.5 sack percentage allowed (No. 31). Only the Browns, Giants, Patriots, and Jets were worse on third down than that of the Titans. On top of that, Tennessee only scored touchdowns on 47.9 percent of its red zone penetrations (No. 26)! Condolences go out to DeAndre Hopkins who couldn’t have landed in a worse spot to close out his impressive NFL career.

If not for the defense once again marching out a league-average unit – mostly due to the recently fired head coach – the Titans just might’ve been in the running to snag the top overall pick in the 2024 Draft. When it was all done but the crying, Tennessee ended up 6-11 SU and 7-9-1 versus the closing NFL odds with the under cashing in 11 times and 39.5 points scored on average. The team failed to exceed its 7.5-game season win total making it two straight under cashes while also living up to linemakers expectations of not punching a playoff ticket with it going off the board a heavy -275 favorite not to do so. Tennessee’s win total at the online sportsbook decreased each of the last three years, and will likely continue that trend heading into the 2024-25 NFL betting season.

Tennessee Titans 2024 Offseason

With the team already taking major steps in a different direction, it’s highly unlikely the King returns to the backfield to tote the pigskin a ninth straight season. Having just turned 30 and his output already on the decline, the Titans are likely to let him move on and supplant Tyjae Spears with an RB1 workload next season. But before making that bold move, the front office better go out and shore up an offensive line that sorely needs help throughout. With the seventh overall pick, the Titz could have options should either Olumuyiwa Fashanu or Joe Alt fall down the draft board, but a fine consolation prize in Alabama standout OT J.C. Latham should be there for the taking; provided upper management doesn’t decide to trade up.

From there, Tennessee should look to instill a heavy dose of juice into the offense with it severely lacking in that department ever since Vrabel took the head coaching gig. Treylon Burks hasn’t been able to stay healthy. Hopkins is at the tail end of his career. Levis needs a young buck to build some rapport with. It’s the front office’s job to find that guy!

Tennessee Titans Schedule & Results

Week 1 at New Orleans Saints L 15-16 0-1
Week 2 vs. Los Angeles Chargers W 27-24 (OT) 1-1
Week 3 at Cleveland Browns L 3-27 1-2
Week 4 vs. Cincinnati Bengals W 27-3 2-2
Week 5 at Indianapolis Colts L 16-23 2-3
Week 6 vs. Baltimore Ravens L 16-24 2-4
Week 8 vs. Atlanta Falcons W 28-23 3-4
Week 9 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 16-20 3-5
Week 10 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 6-20 3-6
Week 11 at Jacksonville Jaguars L 14-34 3-7
Week 12 vs. Carolina Panthers W 17-10 4-7
Week 13 vs. Indianapolis Colts L 28-31 (OT) 4-8
Week 14 at Miami Dolphins W 28-27 5-8
Week 15 vs. Houston Texans L 16-19 (OT) 5-9
Week 16 vs. Seattle Seahawks L 17-20 5-10
Week 17 at Houston Texans L 3-26 5-11
Week 18 vs. Jacksonville Jaguars W 28-20 6-11

Tennessee was founded in 1960 as the Houston Oilers, charter members of the American Football League. The Oilers moved to Tennessee due to stadium issues in 1997. In 1999 the Titans made their only Super Bowl, losing a heartbreaker to the St. Louis Rams.

During their time in Houston, the Oilers fluctuated between years of passionate fan support and other years when they were so bad that they were deservedly ignored.

Houston owner Bud Adams founded the franchise and presided over it until his death well after the Oilers had become the Titans. Adams’s Oilers won the first AFL championship.

Houston’s Luv Ya Blue era of the late 1970s is remembered fondly by fans and gamblers. Those Oilers teams were powered by thundering running back Earl Campbell and matinee idol quarterback Dan Pastorini. The problem for the Oilers is that they could never get past the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC.

In Tennessee, the Titans have developed a rabid fan base with its share of highs and lows. Tennessee has made the NFL Playoffs three straight years, but fans are still smarting from their 2021 AFC divisional playoff loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Tennessee Titans Past Seasons (2000)

2023 6-11 None
2022 7-10 None
2021 12-5 Lost Divisional Round
2020 11-5 Lost Wild Card Round
2019 9-7 Lost AFC Championship Game
2018 9-7 None
2017 9-7 Lost Divisional Round
2016 9-7 None
2015 3-13 None
2014 2-14 None
2013 7-9 None
2012 6-10 None
2011 9-7 None
2010 6-10 None
2009 8-8 None
2008 13-3 Lost Divisional Round
2007 10-6 Lost Wild Card Round
2006 8-8 None
2005 4-12 None
2004 5-11 None
2003 12-4 Lost Divisional Round
2002 11-5 Lost Conference Championship
2001 7-9 None
2000 13-3 Lost Divisional Round

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