Titans hope to seize, now, the first place in the AFC seed

On the previous two occasions that Tennessee was the best in the AFC, it did not make it past the Divisional Round.

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Titans they have the opportunity to test if the third is the charm.

For the third time in their history – all since they left Texas for Tennessee in 1997– the Titans (12-5) they stayed with the leadership of the American Conference and they did it by defeating the team that replaced them on Sunday Houston, by 28-25.

The challenge will be to show that they can take advantage of the bye week without knowing their rival in the divisional round. The home advantage didn’t help them the two previous times.

The coach of the Titans, Mike Vrabel, indicated Monday that it is time to focus on what they need to do to try to keep winning.

“Now … it’s direct elimination,” he acknowledged Vrabel.

Although they ended up with the best brands in the NFL in 2000 and 2008 (13-3), the Titans they lost in the Divisional Round before the Baltimore Ravens.

With Vrabel, the Titans They are 8-0 after a week off or extra days after playing on Thursday. They are tied with the Pittsburgh steelers in this category the last four campaigns.

The Titans They also need the week off to rest after using a league maximum of 91 players, the most in a season without work stoppage. This will give you time to train Derrick Henry, the Offensive Player of the Year of AP in 2020, who is expected to be back for the divisional round.

Monday marked 10 weeks since Henry entered the disabled list with a broken right foot and returned to training last week.

It works?

The game by air. Ryan tannehill he was sacked only once and completed passes to nine different players.

What is not working?

They need to start the game better and after half time. The Titans they outscored their opponents 61-56 in the first quarter and were outscored 84-65 in the third quarter. His problems were evident before Houston.