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Tennessee Titans Shot at the Postseason

November 21st, 2012 at 12:09 PM
By Ethan Rees

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Coming out of their bye week, the Tennessee Titans (4-6) are anxiously awaiting this Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-9).  Tennessee couldn't have asked for a better bye week, giving players time to rest their nagging injuries.

They look to continue and build off the momentum they gained in their game against the Dolphins before the week off, a game they won 37-3.  Offensively, they fired on all cylinders and were quick to establish a dominance blocking up front. The Titans staff has been pleased with how things are coming together, as the team has six more games remaining on the schedule.

And luckily for the Titans, there are seven other teams within two games of each other, holding records between 4-6 and 6-4.  

Tennessee's fate is in their own hands too, with two of their final six games (New York Jets and Indianapolis Colts) against one of those clustered teams.  Two more of their games are against the Jaguars, who they face this week and in week 17 to close the season.  If they come of of their bye week rested and determined, they could have a solid chance and making a push one of the postseason spots.

The other two games on the schedule are against the the 9-1 Houston Texans next week and the 7-3 Green Bay Packers in week 16.

In order to have a viable chance at slipping into the playoffs, the Titans will realistically need to win four of those games.  So if they can take down one of the two stronger teams, they would only have to take 3-of-4 from the other games.

Now looking at how they played against Miami, the chances of this happening are looking much better than they did in the first few weeks.  Plus, they have had another week for players like Jake Locker, Kenny Britt and Colin McCarthy to get some much needed rest and prepare for the final six game stretch.

Tags: Colin McCarthy, Football, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jake Locker, Kenny Britt, New York Jets, NFL, Tennessee, Tennessee Titans

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