The Tennessee Titans had an opportunity to make the playoffs and take their seat atop of the AFC South, but the Green Bay Packers spoiled the Titans chance. Even with the loss the Titans still control their destiny but there lies the problem, the titans control their own fate. The Titans hold the tie breaker over the Colts due to having a better record in the divisional games. The Titans can win the division with a win over the Texans, a Colts loss to the Jaguars or if both teams end up in a tie.
In the event that none of those scenarios playout, they can still back into playoffs with a little help in the AFC. If the Titans do lose against the Colts, a Dolphins or Ravens loss in week 17 will guarantee a playoff spot. The Dolphins face a very good Buffalo team and the Ravens will travel to face Cincinnati.
The Titans came in as the league’s highest-scoring team but the offense could not get on track against the Packers. The Titan’s biggest strength, the running game got off to a slow start that they could not recover from. Derrick Henry averaged well below his season average of 2 yards rushing after contact to 1.2. Henry was also held to 23 carries and 98 yards, snapping his nine-game streak of 100-yard games on the road.
With 4 out of 5 scores on red zones by the Packers, the Tennessee defense has proven they are unable to get pressure on opposing quarterbacks all season. Wyatt Ray was able to register a sack on Aaron Rodgers, it was the 15th of the season, adding the NFL’s lowest team sack total.
The Titans will have to correct the mistakes they made yesterday in order to confidently secure an AFC South Championship.