2020 has been an incredibly tough year for the City of Nashville. During the pandemic’s infancy, Nashville was hit with a devastating tornado. It destroyed half of the city and left 24 dead in its wake. Yesterday, a bomb exploded on 2nd avenue, damaging 41 builders, injuring 3 people, and knocking out an AT&T switching center. Many people within a 180-mile radius of the city have lost Cell phone and Wi-Fi Service. The actions of the police and 3 brave teenagers saved multiple lives by alerting neighbors of the bomb before it went off.
In March, when a tornado came through Nashville, the Titan’s organization stepped up in a huge way. The team donated millions of dollars and Titan’s players walked the streets with ailing victims, picking up trash and debris. Mike Vrabel has brought an attitude to this team that has matched the attitude of the city. Nashville has adapted the monikers “Tennessee Tough” and “Nashville Strong”. The team has embodied that type of mentality this year as well.
With the Playoffs looming and the Titans looking to win the division. They face a tough challenge on National TV this Sunday night. The Packers have an 11-3 record and boast one of the NFL’s best offenses. This will be Green Bay’s toughest test this season as well. Aaron Rodgers is having an MVP type of year. On the other hand, Ryan Tannehill is having a record year, along with Derrick Henry.
The Titan’s defense has had a roller-coaster season. Playing decent at times, then completely folding in certain situations. Adore Jackson saw significant playing time last week and they will need him more than ever Sunday night against Devonte Adams and the talented receiving core of the Packers. The offense has been incredible, and they will need to show up again against an equally formidable foe.
The Titans have had a tumultuous season. They weathered the league’s first team “Covid Outbreak” and have dealt with multiple season-ending injuries. During all that, they have somehow managed to pull out a 10-4 season so far, breaking a 4-year string of 9-7 seasons. Some call it “breaking the 9-7 curse”. Bringing home the biggest win of the season would be a timely Christmas present for the city.