Tennessee Titans, The Best Team?

Jonathan GoodmanContributor IOctober 31, 2008

Really? The 7-0 Tennessee Titans are continuing their unbelievable season with their 7th win against their arch-rival, the Indianapolis Colts. But is this the best team in the NFL, really?


As simply put as that is, it is true. The Titans are a good team, yes, but they are definately not the best team. The Titans have accomplished 7 wins against 7 bad teams. The only one I can see as an exception to that maybe is Jacksonville, and it is still unclear to me what kind of team the Jags really are. I am do could definately unimpressed with wins over the winless Bengals and the Texans, who, if you forgot, were able to give up 21 points in less than 5 minutes.

The win against the Vikings was merely unimpressive as well. The Vikings beat them in total yardage, but simply gave up the game with 3 lost fumbles. Luckily for the Titans, the Ravens still does not have much of an offense. I am not even going to mention the non-existent Chiefs run defense.

The fact of the matter is, the Titans' oppenent's record is 17-33. Let me say that again, 17 wins and 33 losses-the 0 wins and 8 losses contributed by the "Bungals" does not really help that cause.

I will agree with Titans fans that the defense is good. The Titans defense is one of the best, if not the best, defenses in the NFL in 2008, but I can not see this defense taking them all the way to the top, especially with Kerry Collins at the helm. I understand the cliche "defense wins championships", but the Titans do not have a quarterback and they do not have a #1 wideout(heck, you make a case that Justin Gage isn't even a #2 WR). They have a decent run attack with Chris Johnson and LenDale White and that is it on offense.

Expect a team to get into a score-fest with the Titans; I promise you, the Titans will lose that game. I thought the Colts would bring it, however, because the Colts are an utter disaster this season, I will actually have to root for Aaron Rodgers.

To sum it up, I would be surprised to see the Titans in the AFC Championship game. I see their weak schedule and can see them losing at least 3, most likely 4. Nevertheless, I can't imagine the headline "Tennessee Titans=AFC Powerhouse".