Yes, it's brutal, but if I'm not mistaken, Houston, Jacksonville, and Indy have to play the same teams. Who's to say that 7-9 or 8-8 won't win the division.
It still comes down to games within the division. If you asked every Titan fan which loss kept us out of the playoffs last season, I think just about everyone would say Indy, they're in our division.
One positive is that some of the roughest games on our schedule are at home in Tennessee; New England, Jets, Pittsburgh, Detroit, and Chicago.
Win the division and you're in the playoffs, we're all on equal ground, but I think even the most foolish analysts will say the AFC South is a two-team race between the Texans and the Titans.
No need to fret people.
8-8 or 9-7 with that schedule is more like 11-5, we make the playoffs this year and it won't be a joke, or misleading like the 13-3 season.