The Tennessee Titans concluded play in the 2011 season under first year head coach Mike Munchak with an overall record of 9-7 and missed the playoffs for the third consecutive year. They finished the year strongly with four wins in their past six games and were the second place team in the AFC South division. With the free agent acquisition of quarterback Matt Hasselbeck the Titans improved their offensive production as they gained 33 yards per game than in the 2010 season. Jake Locker saw work a year ago and will push Hasselbeck for the starting role in Tennessee. Their defense failed the Titans last season as the club allowed 355 yards per game and a poor 4.4 yards per rush against average. They addressed their defense as the club drafted five defensive players in their seven picks. Tennessee competes in the AFC South and this division will play all teams from the AFC East and NFC North.
The Tennessee Titans 2012 regular season win total has been lined at seven wins. The over seven wins is the current favorite at -150 odds with the under seven bringing back +120 odds. The odds for the Titans season win total were grabbed from Oddsmaker sportsbook.
Matt Hasselbeck took the bulk of the snaps for the Tennessee Titans a season ago. The veteran signal caller completed 61.6% of his passes for 3571 yards with 18 touchdowns but 14 picks. Interceptions were an issue for Hasselbeck late in his career with Seattle along with his health. He did get banged up in 2011 which allowed rookie signal caller Jake Locker see action. The Washington Huskies product completed just 51.5% of his passes on 66 pass attempts for 542 yards with four touchdowns and no picks. He has a stronger arm than Hasselbeck but accuracy has been his issue in college and now in his first year in the NFL. Teams figured out running back Chris Johnson’s gimmick. He does not like to run between the tackles and clubs sealed the outside and Johnson produced a pedestrian 4.0 yards per carry a season ago with 262 rushing attempts. Tennessee showed some promise defensively as they were eighth in the league scoring defense by allowing just 19.8 points per game ranking 8th in the NFL. If they can cut down the yardage and do a better job in rush defense they could push Houston but with a weak division they could get to 8-8 this year so play the over 7 wins at best sportsbooks online.