The playoff x-Factor for the Titans according to Bucky Brooks is Jeffery Simmons. Interior pressure in the playoffs is key, and if he can dominate, the defense will be set up for success. I think the x-factor is Ryan Tannehill, as the Titans will likely go as he goes.
Tannehill ended the regular season on fire and hopes to continue that in the playoffs.
How important is the return of Derrick Henry? Vital, says Turron Davenport.
Bill Barnwell predicts the entire playoff story in his article on ESPN+. He has the Titans making the AFC Championship game before losing to the Chiefs.