Sep 8, 2023 - Sports

Tennessee Titans are underdogs against Saints in opening game

Photo illustration of Tennessee Titans coach Mike Vrabel with blue and white stripes trailing behind him.

Titans coach Mike Vrabel. Photo illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios. Photo: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

The Titans kick off their season against the Saints on Sunday in New Orleans.

Why it matters: After last year's frustrating, injury-plagued season ended without a playoff berth, the Titans enter the new campaign as underdogs.

  • They have the 26th-best odds (out of 32 teams) to win the Super Bowl.

Yes, but: There are reasons for optimism. The additions of DeAndre Hopkins, Peter Skoronski and Tyjae Spears figure to boost the offense.

  • Plus, veterans who missed time for injuries last year — like quarterback Ryan Tannehill and outside linebacker Harold Landry — are healthy for Week 1.

If you go: If you're making the journey to the Big Easy, Axios New Orleans has you covered with a slate of new bars and restaurants near the Superdome.

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