NFL.com analyst Adam Rank has drawn the ire of Tennessee Titans fans in recent years for some of his predictions.

In 2019, Rank predicted that Tennessee would go 3-13 (they ended up going 9-7 and reached the AFC Championship game).

Rank had the Titans going 8-8 in 2020. Tennessee would end up going 11-5 and winning the AFC South.

The NFL.com analyst learned from his mistakes and correctly predicted that the Titans would go 12-5 in 2021.

So how does he see the 2022 season playing out for Mike Vrabel’s squad?

Well, Rank doesn’t have the Titans winning 12 games again, but he does have them repeating as AFC South division winners with a 10-7 record.

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Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) laughs with tight end Geoff Swaim (87) on the sideline as they defeat the Miami Dolphins 34 to 3 at Nissan Stadium Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022 in Nashville, Tenn.
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Here’s the breakdown of Rank’s game-by-game predictions:

  • Titans vs Giants Win
  • Titans @ Bills Loss
  • Titans vs Raiders Win
  • Titans @ Colts Win
  • Titans @ Commanders Win
  • Titans vs Colts Loss
  • Titans @ Texans Win
  • Titans @ Chiefs Loss
  • Titans vs Broncos Loss
  • Titans @ Packers Loss
  • Titans vs Bengals Loss
  • Titans @ Eagles Win
  • Titans vs Jaguars Win
  • Titans @ Chargers Loss
  • Titans vs Texans Win
  • Titans vs Cowboys Win
  • Titans @ Jaguars Win

I think these are fair predictions, though two things stand out.

For starters, it seems odd that Rank has the Titans beating the Colts at home but losing to them in Nashville. I’m not sure what the thought process there is for Rank.

The other thing that I’m not sure I agree with is the four-game midseason losing streak for the Titans.

Playing the Chiefs, Broncos, Packers, and Bengals is certainly a tough stretch. But the Titans are more than capable of beating all of those teams. I could see Tennessee going 2-2 in that stretch and I think 1-3 is probably the worst-case scenario.

The AFC South should once again be won by the Titans. The Colts are an improved team, but Tennessee still has the better roster.

The Titans have never won the AFC South three years in a row. Vrabel will hope to accomplish that feat this season.

Featured image via George Walker IV / Tennessean.com / USA TODAY NETWORK