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With the incredibly low lows and high highs through which the Tennessee Titans have vacillated this season, talk of the playoffs at first blush seems far-fetched.
NFL analyst Brian Billick ranks the 4-6 Titans at No. 24 in this weeks power rankings and they sit at 0-2 in the AFC South. But a quick glance at the math does not make the feat look insurmountable as the Titans come out...
Back in early May, not too long after the Titans drafted Kendall Wright, I wrote a post on how the Titans might target their receivers in 2012. As a reminder, here's what my projection looked like:
Tennessee Titans (4-6) at Jacksonville Jaguars (1-9)
One of the most powerful trends applies to road favorites after a bye. Since 2002, teams are 44-15 ATS as road favorites right after a bye, including 22-3 ATS as divisional road favorites off a bye. I only heavily bet on this trend when the road favorite deserves to be favorites, but here the Titans do. Using the yards per play...
With quarterback Jake Locker close to full strength and running back Chris Johnson back to All-Pro form, the Tennessee Titans haven't given up trying to sneak into the playoff picture.
Having two games left against the Jacksonville Jaguars certainly shouldn't hurt their cause.
With little margin for error, well-rested Tennessee heads to Jacksonville on Sunday looking to...