Can Titans Continue NFL’s 2-2 Playoff Trend in 2023?

Can Titans Continue NFL’s 2-2 Playoff Trend in 2023?
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It’s been an up-and-down start to the NFL season for Tennessee, which has mixed home wins over the Los Angeles Chargers and Cincinnati with road losses to New Orleans and Cleveland.

Because of the sluggish start, the Titans playoff odds are +125, which is worse than their chances to miss the postseason. Fresh off the Titans’ Week 4 rout of the Bengals, BetTennessee.com utilized Champs or Chumps to looked at how teams ended after starting their season 2-2 since 2012. There have been 110 teams to start 2-2 in the last 10 years.

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Performance Of NFL Teams Starting 2-2

Situation Teams Percentage
Making The Playoffs 44 40.0%
Win Wild Card Round 32 29.1%
Win Divisional Round 14 12.7%
Win Conference Championship 3 2.7%
Win Super Bowl 2 1.8%

The Titans Super Bowl odds are +8000, tied with the L.A. Rams, Minnesota and Pittsburgh.

Can Titans Flip the Script In 2023?

Tennessee entered the 2023 NFL season looking to find its way back into the playoffs after a disappointing 7-10 season in 2022 that snapped the franchise’s three-year postseason streak. One thing Mike Vrabel’s team has done better this year is flipping the script on point differential — going from -61 in 2022 to +2 through four games. That reversal of fortune should help the Titans, as they look to join the 44 NFL teams in the last 10 years that reached the playoffs after starting the year 2-2.

That begins Sunday against Indianapolis. Tennessee betting apps have the Titans as a 1-point underdog against the 2-2 Colts, though fans hope they show the mettle they put forth in a 24-point win over the Bengals last week.

Looking forward, the Titans could be helped by their strength of schedule, with analysts from Sharp Football Analysis giving Tennessee the 13th toughest slate of games in the league. The schedule includes road games against the Colts, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, Jacksonville, Miami and Houston.

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Christopher Boan writes for BetTennessee.com and has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, with experience at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.