Entering last Sunday’s game, Tennessee trailed AFC South-leading Indianapolis (6-3) by two games. With the Colts’ 38-8 loss at home to St. Louis, the Titans still remain just two games back in the division with seven to play. They get their first of two chances to narrow the gap with the Colts this week on Thursday Night Football at LP Field.
While a victory Sunday would have placed the Titans in the second AFC wild card position through nine games, they now trail the current owner of that spot — the New York Jets (5-4) — by just one game.
Sunday’s loss knocked the Titans down in the AFC standings, but it did not knock them out of the playoff race. As it stands today, teams leading the hunt for the AFC’s second wild card spot include the Jets (5-4), Titans (4-5), Dolphins (4-5), Browns (4-5), Ravens (4-5) and Chargers (4-5). The Titans defeated the Jets and Chargers earlier this season.
The Titans are well within striking range – both in the division and wild card hunt — and it goes back to taking one game at a time, starting Thursday night against Indianapolis.
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