From a draft perspective, the Titans took care of business last night. They eliminated another 2 win team, their 2nd in as many weeks. That keeps them right in the hunt for #1. The Buccaneers still hold a slight edge in strength of schedule, but they are by no means a lock to keep it.
The easiest way, of course, for the Titans to get the #1 pick is to lose to the Colts in week 17 and have Tampa Bay win against the Packers on Sunday or the Saints in week 17. The Bucs might have a shot to beat New Orleans next week, but it is a pretty safe bet that the both the Titans and the Buccaneers end up at 2-14.
Here is your visual guide to the Titans getting the first pick:
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Here's how the Titans get No.1 pick if both they and TB lose out.. 12 games matter, need to go at least 9-3.. <a href="http://t.co/8pmy7SeJHF">pic.twitter.com/8pmy7SeJHF</a></p>— Ryan McCrystal (@Ryan_McCrystal) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ryan_McCrystal/status/546001021726896128">December 19, 2014</a></blockquote>
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If you want to read more about what the Titans need, Terry McCormick has a pretty thorough breakdown here.
A lot of people want the Titans to get the first pick so they can draft Marcus Mariota. I want the Titans to get the first pick so they can trade with someone who wants Mariota and get some extra picks. The Titans need A LOT of pieces to be close to contending. One guy, Mariota or anyone else, doesn't make this team significantly better. There are just too many holes.