The Tennessee Titans had an opportunity to win the AFC South Division, but could not capitalize on it as they lost to the Green Bay Packers, the NFC North Division champions, 40-14, at Lambeau Field this past Sunday night.
Tennessee remains tied atop the division with the Indianapolis Colts with a record of 10-5. The Colts lost to the Steelers earlier on Sunday 28-24. The division title comes down to games on Sunday as the titans will play at the Houston Texans and the Colts host the Jacksonville Jaguars.
“Our guys are playing hard, we’re just not playing good football,” Kevin Byard said in a release. “Any time we lose, it bothers me a lot. Our defense didn’t give us a chance. Now we have to hurry up, regroup, and forget this game to go and try and win the division vs Houston.”
In the snowy weather conditions, the Titans’ offense could not get going as they gained 93 yards of total offense with seven 1st Downs with a turnover. Their offense got going late in the 1st Half as they drove 71 yards in 10 plays late in the 1st Half as quarterback Ryan Tannehill threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jonnu Smith. Tannehill completed six of his 10 passes for 66 yards and Derrick Henry, the lNFL’s leading rusher, ran for 35 yards on 11 carries.
On Sunday, this will be the fourth year in a row that the Titans are in a “win and in” Week 17 scenario. They can get into the playoffs with a win over Houston or if Indianapolis loses to Jacksonville for the division championship. If they lose to Houston and Indianapolis defeats Jacksonville to win the division, they can still make the playoffs as a wildcard with a loss from either: the Baltimore Ravens or the Miami Dolphins as all of those teams plus the Cleveland Browns, Indianapolis and Tennessee are all 10-5 overall for the season.