INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 18: Jake Locker #10 of the Tennessee Titans throws a pass during the NFL game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 18, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
The Tennessee Titans have an awful taste in their mouths this week, having lost to the now one-win Indianapolis Colts last weekend. They'll be able to wash away that taste a little bit this weekend if they are able to defeat a fellow AFC South member, the Jacksonville Jaguars, at home.
The Titans are looking to make up for the opening season loss to the Jaguars, 16-14. However, the Jaguars have fallen into despair and have not Blaine Gabbert perform well as a rookie. The Titans expect Matt Hasselbeck to be ready for the game, which means we shouldn't expect a rookie showdown between Gabbert and Jake Locker.
Peter King thinks the Titans will win and stay alive for the playoffs.
The Titans still have a playoff pulse, and good for Mike Munchak for getting this team to play well, and for losing only one game embarrassingly (Indy, last weekend). Never thought Tennessee would be 8-7 this year, and rooting against the Jets and Bengals so they'd have a realistic shot at the playoffs next week.