I have been reading here at MCM for a few years now, and love the community. The only issue I have comes on nights like last night. I fully understand that Schaub being out for the year can only be good news for the Titans. However, winning the division or even making the playoffs still remains a reach. The Titans have made strides this year, delivering great efforts against Carolina and Baltimore, but realistically it will take 10 wins to make the playoffs.
When Peyton Manning was out for the season, we called the division ours. When Gerrard was cut, we called it ours, and when Andre Johnson was ruled out against us a few weeks back, we called it ours. Every fan loves to play the win, loss, win, win, loss, loss, game, and I do too. However, realistically the Texans are sitting at 7 wins right now, they have a relatively easy schedule the rest of the way, and barring a bad loss in a game against Jax or Indy where they will be heavily favored, they will most likely have the tie breaker over the Titans.
The Titans toughest stretch of the schedule is coming up right now, and the AFC wild card seems to be wide open. If they can beat one more of their NFC opponents, and hold serve against Buffalo, I like their chances to be in the hunt week 17. Before, Shaun Smith comes in with forecasts, or bloggers pop bottles, can we please try and keep a little bit of perspective.
I love all of ya here at MCM. Just had to get this off of my chest.