Originally posted on Total Titans  |  Last updated 1/1/12
It was not elegant. It was rarely pretty. They needed some fluke luck to seal the deal. But in the end, the Tennessee Titans got what they didn't get in 2006: a win in the final game of the season to keep their playoff hopes alive against an opponent who know they were playing the next weekend. This time, as in 2006: 23 points, this year's magic number. For the opponent: not 40, but 22, sealed when a false start and then an awful shotgun snap on two-point conversion with :13 to play by a Houston Texans team determined to avoid overtime.It almost seemed like a sort of joke, Week 17 ball security issues redux. Last year, the Titans were in Rob Bironas field goal range in a tie game against the Colts, when a busted center-snap exchange led to a fumble the Colts converted into their own game-winning field goal. This time, it was a rare carry by Ahmard Hall, a change-up call after Chris Johnson motioned out wide, when the Titans were trying to get one final first down so they could kneel it
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