The Tennessee Titans picked up a crucial win in Week 14 over the Jacksonville Jaguars. While the game was played on their home field, it was a victory the 6-6 Titans desperately needed for their playoff hopes. Fortunately, behind a huge performance from running back Derrick Henry, they picked up their seventh win of the year and have a possible path to the playoffs ahead.
Although the Titans will need some help to push their way into a Wild Card spot, their 7-6 record could leave them tied for the No. 6 seed after this weekend. As things stand, the Baltimore Ravens are in that spot but draw a matchup with Patrick Mahomes and the red-hot Kansas City Chiefs next.
Even going beyond just the Ravens, there are three other teams in the Miami Dolphins, Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos all sitting at 6-6. It’s a crowded playoff picture in the AFC currently, but the Titans schedule isn’t terrible over the final three weeks.
Tennessee Titans’ Remaining Schedule
- Week 15: at New York Giants
- Week 16: vs. Washington Redskins
- Week 17: vs. Indianapolis Colts
While all three games remaining for the Titans are winnable, a Week 17 game against the Colts could wind up being huge. If things pan out and both teams continue to win over the next two weeks, there’s a chance the matchup with Indianapolis could be for a chance to go to the playoffs.
This would be a major revenge spot for Tennessee, who fell to the Colts 38-10 back in Week 11, although that was the game quarterback Marcus Mariota left early with an injury. But for the two teams to have a chance to wind up in a make-or-break matchup in the final week, the Colts will have to navigate a tough final stretch. They face the AFC South-leading Houston Texans on Sunday, followed by the surging Dallas Cowboys in Week 15.
Source: Heavy Sports