Longshot for the Playoffs? Don’t Tell That to the Titans Heading Into Sunday

Jared Cook (89) is chased by Jacksonville Jaguars middle linebacker Paul Posluszny

With the regular season finale looming for the Titans Sunday, the team needs nothing more to a late Christmas miracle to reach the postseason under first year head coach Mike Munchak.

The Titans, coming off a win a week ago, will try to close out the year with two straight wins, and then let the chips fall where they may in terms of making the NFL’s second season.

Just last week, coach Mike Munchak used the Green Bay Packers story from a season ago. The Pack got hot at the right time, and it ended with a Super Bowl championship.

“They didn’t control their own destiny,” Munchak said. “They went on to win about, oh, I don’t know, about 20 games in a row or so. They see that. I think a lot of people forgot that, the situation they were in last year with two games left, and it worked out for them. So that’s a nice story here.”

Munchak’s Titans are heading to Houston (10-5) to try and win Sunday, the only piece of the AFC puzzle they control. The team would need three scenarios to fall into place provided they win.

In all three, they need Cincinnati (9-6) to lose to Baltimore. Then they need either the Jets to win at Miami with the Oakland Raiders losing to San Diego, or a Jets’ win and Denver losing or tying Kansas City or lastly the Jets losing or tying Miami while both Oakland and Denver win.

It may be a longshot, but from the Titans point of view – they have nothing to lose. It’s all there for us, if we’re able to take care of business,” QB Matt Hasselbeck said.


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