Despite an easy schedule and a Week 1 win over the Kansas City Chiefs, wins have been extremely hard to come by for Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt.
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With an October schedule that included 4 games against teams with losing records in 2013, the Tennessee Titans with new head coach Ken Whisenhunt should have done better than a 1-3 record, especially considering that the games were played against 3 journeyman QBs and a rookie. But when your own QB situation is almost as bad as teams like the New York Jets and the Jaguars, anything can happen. Now the Titans are a 2-5 team with a brutal November schedule ahead: on the road against an angry Ravens team, at home on Monday Night against a surging Steelers team, and two road games against the high-octane Eagles offense and the Houston Texans, who already beat them by two TDs.
The fact that the Titans were able to beat the Kansas City Chiefs remains one of the season’s greatest mysteries but now they look beaten up and have been consistently beaten down. Whisenhunt has been down this road before with the Arizona Cardinals and if he can’t get this team looking as good as they did in Week 1 again, his tenure in Tennessee will be tragically short.
Here are the five worst teams in the NFL heading into Week 10:
5. Tennessee Titans – It should probably be clear to most Titans fans by now that their 2015 starting QB is not currently on the roster. The scary thing is: He probably isn’t declaring for the 2015 NFL draft this year either.
4. New York Jets – The fans who raised $10,000 for a “Fire John Idzik” billboard would have invested that money better in a supply of “Shameless for Jameis” t-shirts. Those would sell like wildfire and have a huge money-return.
3. Jacksonville Jaguars – Considering how kind the schedule lords have been to Jacksonville – even going so far as to give them the Cowboys on a neutral field with Tony Romo injured – the fact that they’ve only scored above 17 points twice this year falls on poor team management and poor coaching.
2. Oakland Raiders – Give this team credit: They’ve held their own with the San Diego Chargers and Seattle Seahawks. The team is maybe one great DB and one great RB from being a team that can win more than one or two games in the coming years.
1. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Any team that trades away a former 1st-round pick before a trade deadline is basically mailing in the season. Which is too bad considering that even despite how terrible this team is, the Buccaneers are still only 3 games out of first place.