Friday, December 21, 2007

Titans play their latest must win game against the Jets this weekend

Well, the Tennessee Titans made us sweat a bit before pulling away from the Kansas City Chiefs in the second half last week to win 26-17.

Unfortunately, the Cleveland Browns also won, so the Titans remain one game behind them in the race for the final wild card playoff berth in the AFC.

This week, the Titans play the New York Jets at home. The good news is the Jets have been pretty bad this year. They are only 3-11, and two of those wins were against the hapless Miami Dolphins.

However, the Jets have shown a pulse recently. Last week, they played the New England Patriots close, which is more than a lot of teams can say. Also, back in week 11, they upset the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Just like last week, the Titans season is on the line, and they are going against a team that is simply playing out the string. I expect this week's game to unfold much like last week.

The Titans' offense is simply too inconsistent to expect them to blow the Jets out. It will be close early, but the running game will slowly grind New York's defense down. Kicker Rob Bironas will kick two or three key field goals in the second half to pad the margin of victory.

The pick: Tennessee 23 New York 13

Other picks: Dallas over Carolina, Indianapolis over Houston, Jacksonville over Oakland, San Diego over Denver, Green Bay over Chicago

Last week: 4-3 (.571), Overall: 122-43 (.739)

1 comment:

Chris said...

Titans 10 Jets 6. If you look up the term "ugly victory" in the dictionary, a picture of the 2007 Titans may be there. However, as always, a win is a win.

The Browns lost to the Bengals, so Tennessee is now tied with them for the last playoff spot. The stakes are gonna be huge next week.