Ranking the top defensive nightmares for this enhanced Eagles offense

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5. team. 35. . . . Tennessee Titans

The Titans look to bring the heat to Philly with some potentially devastating pass-rushing acumen and a safety playing at his absolute best.

Anyone that watched the Tennessee Titans play the Cincinnati Bengals during last year’s playoffs knows the Titans can bring some serious heat. Their defensive line is littered with pass-rushing prowess thanks to Jeffrey Simmons, Harold Landry, Denico Autry, and Bud Dupree. That’s a dangerous crew for any O-line to have to line up against.

Two consistently above-average linebackers man the second level in David Long Jr. and Zach Cunningham. In Tennessee’s secondary, there are emerging stars in Kristian Fulton, Elijah Molden, and Caleb Farley. All three could take a huge leap as we move through the 2022-2023 NFL season.

That young talent is led by one of the top safeties in the game today, Kevin Byard. He’s a two-time First-Team All-Pro that boasts 23 career interceptions. He’s a true leader and playmaker on the backend.

This Tennessee defense was ranked sixth in points allowed, and it’s reasonable to expect them to be better in 2022. Any opposing offense they face should come prepared for some major hindrance. Still, as mentioned earlier, the Philadelphia Eagles have the weapons to overcome the trouble the Titans can cause. This game is sure to be a competitive one.