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    Default Titans have a playoff shot

    If you look at the standings, the Colts and Texans are 6-4, while the Titans are 5-5. While the Titans do not control their own destiny (if the Titans win out and the Colts win all but the Titans game, the Colts are still division champs due to division record), they are pretty close.

    Remaining schedules:
    Titans - Jags, @Colts, @Raiders, Texans, Saints, @Texans
    Colts - @Texans, Titans, @Bucs, @Saints, Panthers, @Jaguars
    Texans - Colts, Patriots, Broncos, @Titans, @Bucs, Titans

    The main key to the Titans playoff run is winning the four remaining division games. That would at least make it a two team race between the Titans and Colts, and give us a chance at 9-7. A Titans win over the Raiders or Saints makes it 10-6.

    The Titans are also thick into the wild card hunt as well. The Bills are two games ahead (plus the tiebreaker) at 7-3, but the Titans are just one game behind the Raiders and Steelers. To get the wildcard, the Titans really need to finish at least 9-7 with a win over the Raiders.

    Hopefully the Titans will see the return of Walker, Davis, and Casey after this bye. Hopefully Succop has been getting extra practice in to shake off the rust (3 missed field goals and a missed extra point). Hopefully the coaching staff continues to evolve with their play calling.

    There is a chance, though it basically requires winning three of the next four games. If they lose either one of the first two, it is over. It will be interesting to see what this team is made of.
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    Important games this week:
    Titans over Jaguars
    Texans over Colts (mainly because we play the Texans twice)
    Bengals over Steelers (It would be shocking for the 0-10 Bengals to win that game, but it is at home, and crazy things can happen)
    Jets over Raiders (It is in NY and the Raiders have only won one road game this year)
    Broncos over Bills (the Bills have a big lead over the Titans, but they have four very tough games after this one. A slip up against the Broncos helps.)
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    Thanks for the update!

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    Good comeback by the Texans last night, though the officials screwed up yet again at the end (Texans fumbled and Colts recovered, but officials didn't call it).

    Now there is one scenario where the Titans win a tiebreaker over the Colts. If the Titans win all 4 division games and the Colts lose at Jacksonville in week 17, the Titans would have a better division record than the Colts (4-2 vs. 3-3).
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    The Titans and Jets won, while the Steelers barely beat the winless Bengals.

    Division standings:
    Texans 7-4
    Colts 6-5
    Titans 6-5
    Jags 4-7

    We now control our own destiny to win the division (though it is highly unlikely to win out). If we did win out, the Titans just have the better record than the others. If the Titans win the rest of their division games and lose against the Raiders or Saints, the Titans would need the Colts to lose one more game (we still would have the tiebreaker over the Texans).

    Wild card standings:
    Bills 8-3
    Steelers 6-5
    Colts 6-5
    Raiders 6-5
    Titans 6-5
    Browns 5-6

    The Bills likely can't be overcome since the Titans don't have the tiebreaker over them.

    Steelers schedule - Browns, @Cardinals, Bills, @Jets, @Ravens. They should lose at least 2, and could lose them all.

    Colts - Titans, @Bucs, @Saints, Panthers, @Jags. Titans have to beat them, and hopefully they lose at least one NFC game.

    Raiders - @Chiefs, Titans, Jags, @Chargers, @Broncos. Hopefully they lose to the Chiefs and the Titans beat them to take the tiebreaker.

    Browns - @Steelers, Bengals, @Cardinals, Ravens, @Bengals. Titans have the tiebreaker, and the Ravens should beat them. As long as they finish no better than 9-7, they shouldn't be a threat to the Titans, but if the Titans slip up, then Browns could make the playoffs.
    Go Titans! Go Braves! Go Preds! Go Dores!

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    Important games this upcoming weekend:

    Titans over Colts
    Patriots over Texans
    Browns over Steelers
    Chiefs over Raiders

    If those four results happen, the Titans take over the #6 seed (for now) and would be in a tie for the division lead with the Texans.

    However, a loss to the Colts makes everything much harder. The best bet if that happens is for the Colts to win the division and for the Titans to fight the Steelers, Raiders, Texans, and Browns for the wild card.
    Go Titans! Go Braves! Go Preds! Go Dores!

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    The good news is that the Titans won and the Raiders lost again. The bad news is that the Steelers won (though I still think they lose at least two more) and the Texans looked really good in beating the Patriots.

    The Titans do control their own destiny and would win the division by winning out. But the schedule is killer.
    @Raiders (6-6) - the Raiders haven't looked good lately, but the Titans just don't play well in California. Definitely a must win to make the playoffs.
    Texans (8-4) - It is scary what that offense did to the best defense in football, as well as frustrating Brady all game. It's going to take an amazing game by the Titans to win.
    Saints (10-2) - The Saints may be in first place in the NFC when we play them (they play the 49ers Sunday for first). This is one game I expect to lose, but the Titans have had good luck against the Saints in the past. And maybe the weather will be terrible to keep it mostly a ground game.
    @Texans (8-4) - The Titans have to beat the Texans at least once to have a chance. Could be the Sunday night flex game if it determines the division.

    I love how the Titans are playing right now, but I don't see us on the level of the Texans and Saints yet. I have a bad feeling that we will finish 9-7 for a fourth straight year and miss the playoffs to the Colts or Steelers.
    Go Titans! Go Braves! Go Preds! Go Dores!

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    The playoff scenarios are quite complicated right now. The easiest one is that the Titans win the division if they win out.

    10-6 wins the division as long as they sweep the Texans AND (Colts lose a game OR Texans don't lose any other games). So we benefit from a 3-way tie (we win best head-to-head-to-head win percentage), but lose to a 2-way tiebreaker to the Colts.

    10-6 also wins the division with a loss to the Texans, but it requires the Colts to lose at least one game and the Texans to lose to both the Broncos and Bucs. (Texans would own the division record tiebreaker)

    10-6 gets a wildcard if the Steelers lose at least 2 and the Colts lose at least 1 (this assumes the Titans lose to the Texans once, since any other loss goes back to the first scenario)

    9-7 has a variety of scenarios, but they require the Steelers and Colts to have a worse record and pretty much requires a win over the Raiders (and the Raiders to be 9-7 or worse).
    Go Titans! Go Braves! Go Preds! Go Dores!

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