The Detroit Lions enter Week 2 as heavy favorites. The Vegas line is right around six points, which is good for sixth highest around the league.
However, we’ve only seen these teams play one real game, and there’s still so much unknown about both of these squads. Could the Titans be much better than their second-half collapse suggested? Is the Lions’ offense really that good or is the Colts’ defense really that bad?
With that in mind, let’s take a deeper look into the Titans and ask ourselves:
What scares you most about this Tennessee Titans team?
My answer: Their matchup against the Lions offense. Detroit is presumed to have a great offense with Jim Bob Cooter running the show. It’s hard to argue with the phenomenal stats Matthew Stafford has put up in the last nine games, but there is one game that sticks out like a sore thumb from last year: the game against the Rams.
Detroit offense managed just 14 points that day and Stafford had his lowest passer rating under Jim Bob Cooter, excluding their first game together in London.
The Titans have a similar defense built upon a stout defensive line, and I fear that once Tennessee slows the Lions’ running game, they’ll start trying to tee off on Stafford. That strategy actually worked pretty well against the Vikings last week, as Minnesota only scored 11 offensive points, but Detroit presents a much bigger challenge for the Titans.