itans coach Mike Mularkey stepped into the postgame locker room on a disappointing Christmas Eve and delivered a simple, uplifting message to his downtrodden team, losers of three consecutive games. Win next week at home against the Jaguars, and they’re in the playoffs. “It’s coming down to the last game,” Mularkey said. “That’s not a bad thing.” The Titans (8-7) can clinch their second consecutive winning season and first playoff berth since 2008 by defeating the newly crowned AFC South champion Jaguars (10-5) on New Year’s Eve at Nissan Stadium. They could even get back into the playoffs on a four-game losing streak, should the Chargers and Bills both lose next week, as well. The Chargers (8-7) host the Raiders (6-8). The Bills (8-7) visit the Dolphins (6-9). The Titans have the tiebreaker over the Chargers and Bills based on conference record. All three games will kick off at 3:25 p.m. Central Time, the NFL announced. There will be no Sunday night game.
Titans can make playoffs by beating Jaguars, or on a four-game losing streak (with help)
Tennessean | Dec 26