Last Updated on October 14, 2020
The Tennessee Titans just took the Buffalo Bills to the woodshed on Tuesday night in a 26-point blowout that featured a balanced passing and rushing attack to cap off Week 5 in the NFL. The Bills came into the game undefeated and looking like a legitimate Super Bowl contender, but the Titans were the aggressors from the get-go.
Despite the dominant win, the Titans are last among all undefeated teams when it comes to Super Bowl odds. They still trail the Pittsburgh Steelers, Green Bay Packers, and Seattle Seahawks, among a handful of other teams with losses on their resumés.
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The Derrick Henry Show Rolls On
Tennessee’s gameplan is no secret. They want to get the ball to running back Derrick Henry and control the game through a ground-and-pound based attack. They can air it out with veteran quarterback Ryan Tannehill when they need to, but it all starts with Henry.
They rode this exact strategy to the AFC Championship Game last season before bowing out to the eventual Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs. Henry’s physical running was on full display against the Bills on Tuesday night.
GET. OFF. ME. SON. @KingHenry_2
— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) October 14, 2020
Although he was held to just 57 yards in the win, Henry is up to 376 yards and four touchdowns on the season. If you’re looking for a reason to bet on the Titans to win the Super Bowl, look no further than Henry.
Perhaps the biggest reason why the Titans are lagging behind the other undefeated NFL teams when it comes to Super Bowl hype is the fact that the Titans were forced to shut down due to a COVID-19 outbreak earlier this year. The team broke protocols which resulted in a significant outbreak.
That’s why they had to play on Tuesday and why they had to reschedule their Week 4 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The league has even threatened to make the Titans forfeit games although that doesn’t look likely at this stage.
However, should the Titans suffer another outbreak due to negligence, the NFL will undoubtedly come down hard on them. They have little room for flexibility left in the schedule and any potential forfeits could have an adverse effect on their playoff seeding. If there’s a reason not to bet the Titans to win the Super Bowl, the potential for another coronavirus outbreak is at the top of the list.