If opening up against the Pittsburgh Steelers isn't hard enough, they also have the steep task of opeining their 2013 campagin on the road, in the friendly confines of Heinz Field.
Tennessee is only 1-4 against the Steelers in Heinz Field, but upset Pittsburgh in week 6 last season. That was one of the few brightest spots in a very disappointing 2012 Titans campaign. Perhaps Jake Locker and company are hoping to open up 2013 with a bang, knocking off the once AFC powerhouse.
I predict that Rob Bironas will save the Titans once again and seal a victory over the Steelers. Chris Johnson will let it be known that his is back and Locker will lead an impressive last-minute drive.
PREDICTION: Titans 23, Steelers 20 (1-0)