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Tennessee Titans Playoff Scenario, for the Record

This issue is beginning to be raised in the comments threads so I figured I'd just get it out there now. Yes the Titans are still mathematically alive.  The Titans' best chance is to be the only 9-7 team in consideration at the end of the season, since they already have 7 conference losses.  Assuming the Titans win the last four games (not a safe assumption at all) this is how it breaks down:

The Titans need 6 of the next 7 teams to have the indicated record (or worse) from here on out:

Pittsburgh Steelers - 2-2
  (@CLE, GB, BAL, @MIA)

- *New York Jets- 2-2 (or New England 1-3)
  (@TB, ATL, @IND, CIN)

- *Miami Dolphins** - 2-2 (or New England 1-3)
  (@JAX, @TEN, HOU, PIT)

Baltimore Ravens - 2-2
  (DET, CHI, @PIT, @OAK)

Jacksonville Jaguars - 1-3
  (MIA, IND, @NE, @CLE)

Denver Broncos or San Diego Chargers**- 0-4
  Den(@IND, OAK, @PHI, KC), SD (@DAL, CIN, @TEN, WAS)

 

So that's the scenario.  Possible, but highly improbable.

* New England going 1-3 can only count once.  Basically the 2nd best AFC East team must be 8-8 (or Miami 9-7).  One of those 3 will win the division and thus don't affect the Titans.

** Because the Titans can still beat Miami and San Diego and thus would hold a head-to-head tie break, they can both be 9-7 as well and the Titans will still get in.

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