Titans talking playoff possibilities with season's final two months at hand

Mike Munchak has not discussed playoff possibilities with his team this week. But he will.

“There was a lot do to [Wednesday] and there’s only so much you can get to talking to them,” the Tennessee Titans coach said. “… As we go through the week those are the things we’ll talk about. We want them understanding exactly where we are.

“We’ll lock into this game on Sunday [at St. Louis] but I think these guys understand what needs to be done in the big picture also.”

So where are the Titans in terms of trying to end their four-year playoff drought?

First and foremost, they’re second in the AFC South, two games behind Indianapolis. Those teams play each other twice in a three-game span beginning with a Thursday night game on Nov. 14.

AFC South
W
L
T
PCT
PF
PA
STRK
 
5
2
0
.714
187
131
W1
 
3
4
0
.429
145
146
L3
 
2
5
0
.286
122
194
L5
 
0
8
0
.000
86
264
L8

 

Titans' remaining division games
Nov. 10 vs. Jacksonville
Nov. 14 vs. Indianapolis
Dec. 1 at Indianapolis
Dec. 22 at Jacksonville
Dec. 29 vs. Houston

Beyond that, they are eighth overall in the AFC, one of four teams currently 3-4. The top six make the playoffs but Tennessee has victories over current No. 6 San Diego and No. 7 New York Jets. It also has the best conference record (3-2) of the 3-4 teams.

 

AFC PLAYOFF PICTURE

 

 

In short, the Titans don’t need much – if any – help. They simply need to win games, beginning this week. The last two times they made the postseason they were a combined 11-7 from the start of November through the end of the regular season. The last two years they were a combined 8-9 from this point forward.

“I think there’s a very real chance for us to find ourselves in that picture at the end of the year,” quarterback Jake Locker said. “November and December is when you have to win if you want to be relevant in those discussions and we understand that. It’s something we haven’t done great here the last couple years and we’re going to work as hard as we can to turn that around this year.”