After a season filled with highs and lows, the Tennessee Titans snagged another playoff appearance for the franchise in 2020-21. But an early exit prematurely ended their Super Bowl hopes.
There’s always next year.
After having surprisingly reached the AFC Championship game a year ago, Titans fans were hoping for a repeat performance and then some this time around. But alas, following a 11-5 season and AFC South divisional title, the Titans lost their first-round playoff game to the Baltimore Ravens 20-13.
As the football world begins to hype Super Bowl LV between the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee looks ahead to the 2021 season.
What do oddsmakers think of Tennessee’s chances to make Super Bowl LVI?
Sportsbooks place Titans middle of the pack next year
Among the Tennessee sportsbooks, BetMGM and DraftKings have already posted lines on all 32 teams to win next year’s title. Both only modestly rate Tennessee’s prospects to win next year’s Vince Lombardi Trophy.
At BetMGM, you can currently bet Tennessee at +2500 to win next year’s Super Bowl. That’s squarely in the middle of the pack, tied for 15th with the Dallas Cowboys.
Meanwhile, DraftKings has Tennessee at +2800 to take the title a year from now. That puts a few more teams ahead of the Titans, landing Tennessee in a three-way tie for 22nd with the Cowboys and the Los Angeles Chargers.
These odds actually resemble what the sportsbooks were giving Tennessee at the start of this season. After the Titans won their first two games in 2020, DraftKings still had them at +2500 to win the title.
Looking ahead to 2021-22, most observers point to Tennessee’s need to improve its defense going forward.
This year, the Titans’ offense ranked fourth in the NFL in points scored and third in total yards. The team was second in the NFL in rushing yards, powered by Derrick Henry‘s career-high 2,027 yards carrying the ball.
Meanwhile, the team ranked 24th in points against and 28th in total yards allowed.
The secondary in particular needs attention. The Titans gave up 36 passing touchdowns during the regular season, or 2.25 per game. Only the Detroit Lions gave up more touchdowns through the air this year (38).
The Chiefs are Super Bowl favorites now… and next year, too
Both BetMGM and DraftKings list the Kansas City Chiefs as the favorite to win Super Bowl LV versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Today, BetMGM has Kansas City a favorite at -3.5, while DraftKings has them at -3.
Both sportsbooks list Kansas City as the favorite to win next year’s Super Bowl LVI as well.
BetMGM lists the Chiefs at +600 to win it all next year ahead of Green Bay at +900, Baltimore at +1200, and Buffalo and Tampa Bay at +1200.
DraftKings has the Chiefs at +575, followed by Green Bay at +900, Tampa Bay at +1100, and Baltimore and Buffalo at +1200.
Neither FanDuel nor Action 24/7 is listing Super Bowl LVI futures just yet.
For the big game on Feb. 7, FanDuel presently has Kansas City at -3 while Action 24/7 has them at -3.5.