Outside of Cincinnati’s 5-5 mark, Tennessee, Buffalo, Miami and San Diego own 4-6 records.
The Titans defeated Pittsburgh, Buffalo and Miami, while losing to Indianapolis and San Diego. Tennessee gets another chance against the Colts in two weeks.
Head coach Mike Munchak’s message to his players is simple – just win. Here’s what he had to say on the topic earlier this week:
“We have to win a lot of football games, but if we do, then we’re right in the middle of this thing. You need the right teams to lose, obviously, along the trail. But ultimately, we have to find a way to win two games in a row, three games in a row, and so on. We haven’t won a division game yet, and we have three here in a row, so we have to start winning them.
This is when you always hear about teams in November and December making their move. It seems to happen every year in the league. This is our opportunity, our chance to be that team. That’s how they have to believe it, that’s how they have to work.
They saw what they’re capable of doing when finally all three phases played well in one game. We have to see if we can do that again. I think it’s encouraging that way, but knowing that it’s up to them. It’s not just going to happen. We can’t show up on Sunday and say, ‘Well did you guys see what we did a couple of weeks ago at Miami?’ It starts all over again. As you win one, the next one gets bigger and more exciting. You win this one, and all of a sudden, you look at the Houston game. Then it’s the next one, and you move on. It’s up to you, if you want to have that kind of season and that kind of finish, or do you want to have the other kind, which I don’t think any of us want.
You have to assume you have to win five games, six games. We don’t know. I mean anything is possible these days. Usually you don’t see a lot of 8-8 teams getting in, just going by the history. It happened a couple of years ago with Seattle, so it’s not something that happens very often, and then you’re into numerous tiebreakers and all kinds of issues, so I think what you realize is you can’t get caught up in all of that. You’ve just got to win them and see what happens, see what other teams do as we get into those last weeks.”
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