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Titans Schedule Analysis: Weeks 10-14 Look Tough

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Jake Locker looks to lead his team to the playoffs and maybe even get a new contact. Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images.
Jake Locker looks to lead his team to the playoffs and maybe even get a new contact. Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images.

The Tennessee Titans were dealt a heavy blow by the scheduling committee by being challenged right out of the gate, but we will be sure to see what the Titans can do early and often. If they can survive the first few weeks, they could establish themselves as a sleeper team of 2014.

Most Intriguing Matchup: Tennessee Titans at Kansas City Chiefs (Week One)

The Titans will find out what type of team they are early in the 2014 season with a game against the 2013 surprise team in the Chiefs. The Chiefs are a tough out-of-division game for the Titans to start the season with, but the fact that no one knows what to expect from Ken Whisenhunt and company could work to their advantage.

Hardest Stretch: Week 10-Week 14

Games at Baltimore, home against the Steelers on Monday Night Football, at Philadelphia, at Houston and home against the Giants are the toughest the Titans will have to face.  If the team can come away with three wins out of those five games, they should be well on their way to clinching a wild card spot. But depending on their record before the bye week, these games could also be all for draft positioning.

Game To Watch: New York Jets at Tennessee Titans (Week 15)

The return of Chris Johnson to Nashville is circled on the calendar of every Titans' fan, and it happens to be a home game.  The Titans will get their first crack at Johnson in live action, and they should take out all their frustration on him. Lets see what it's like to be on the right side of CJ2K’s infamous two yard loses.

Primetime Games:

Week 11 Monday Night Football vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 16 Thursday Night Football at Jacksonville Jaguars

Way Too Early Prediction: 9-7