The Tennessee Titans had an ideal Sunday off after their double-digit win over the Green Bay Packers last Thursday night. Both AFC South teams playing on Sunday lost their respective games.
The Houston Texans lost to the Washington Commanders 10-23, while the Indianapolis Colts lost a one-point thriller to the Philadelphia Eagles 17-16.
The Jacksonville Jaguars, on the other hand, got their much-needed farewell last week.
- Tennessee Titans (7-3)
- Indianapolis Colts (4-6-1)
- Jacksonville Jaguars (3-7)
- Houston Texans (1-8-1)
Those results, combined with the Titans’ recent away win, have seen Tennessee extend their divisional lead over Indianapolis by a whopping 3.5 games.
This essentially translates to a Four-game lead for the Titans with just seven games remaining as they own the head-to-head tiebreaker against the Colts.
The Titans’ magic number is now four, meaning any combination of four Titans wins or four Colts losses secures the division for Tennessee.
Unfortunately, the Titans’ road to No. 1 isn’t nearly that easy. Let’s see where things stand in the Week 12 AFC Playoff picture and why Tennessee is currently placed where it is.
Week 12 Opponents: vs. Los Angeles Rams
Thanks to their Week 9 win over the Titans, the Chiefs own the head-to-head tiebreaker, meaning the Titans would need to finish a game better than Kansas City to put them ahead in the playoffs.
Week 12 Opponents: vs. Houston Texans
Miami (.465) currently owns the winning tiebreaker strength over Tennessee (.358) for the No. 2 seed.
Week 12 Opponents: vs. Cincinnati Bengals
The Titans (5-2) currently own the win percentage in the conference game tiebreaker over the Ravens (4-2). If the playoffs started today, Tennessee would draw the New England Patriots in the first round.