I didn't get a chance to do this last week because of the holiday. Let's see how far our Tennessee Titans have tumbled.
Now for the power rankings.
On five drives against the Bengals, the Titans entered the red zone. Three times they had goal-to-go situations. And yet they couldn't find the end zone. It'll be one of their many regrets if they don't make the playoffs.
After starting the season off as one of the league's great surprises, the Titans lost their third straight game on Sunday. Tennessee struggled to get anything going against the woeful Cincy defense, while giving up 35 points in the loss. The same week that news of a reported altercation between sidelined defensive leader Albert Haynesworth and Pacman Jones hit the wires, the D gave up 28 points or more for the third straight week. Vince Young sat on the bench by himself after the game, his head in his hands. He explained to reporters after the game, "Thoughts, man, just thoughts, trying to see what's going on, what's the problem, what we need to do to get back to where we need to be at. Why is this all of a sudden happening to us, going back to that bad feeling that we had last year with getting our butt whooped?" The Titans finished the '06 season as one of the best teams in the league. They've been the complete opposite down the stretch this year.
The Titans dropped their third game in a row, this time losing at Cincinnati. Tennessee's defense hasn't been the same without Albert Haynesworth. And if he doesn't come back soon, Tennessee may not make the playoffs; something they were on pace to do with flying colors just a few weeks ago.
Ugh. The Titans are battling for their playoff lives, yet they've dropped three straight, including the most recent loss to Cincinnati. Against the league's most pitiful defense, Vince Young & Company couldn't even get in the endzone.
They got caught in a tough situation against the Bengals, a short week and back-to-back road games. They need to turn it around this week against the Texans.
Vince Young does a whole lot of nothing against the Bengals' awful pass defense, and Tennessee suffers a major blow in Cincy.
The Texans won't make it easy for the Titans to stop their free fall.
In a champagne room somewhere, Pacman smiles.