Friday, December 14, 2007

Titans' playoff hopes on life support this week against Chiefs

Last week's collapse against the Chargers was one for the books. Blowing a 14-point lead at home in the fourth quarter is simply inexcusable. It would be easy to give up regarding a playoff berth at this point, but I'm going to cling to the hope that they still have a chance.

Right now, the Browns hold the last playoff spot in the AFC, and the Titans trail them by one game. Only three games remain, so the Titans will likely have to win out and get some help from other teams to steal the final playoff spot.

This week, the Titans travel to Kansas City to play a Chiefs' team that is in disarray. They are 4-9 and have lost six in a row. Stud running back Larry Johnson has missed several games with an injury while their quarterback play, whether it be Brodie Croyle or Damon Huard, scares nobody.

Kansas City has hard core football fans, and they make it one of the toughest places to play in the league. Plus, it is supposed to be really cold Sunday, and the Titans haven't had any experience playing in low temperatures this year.

At this point, fans can't expect much production from the Titans' offense. The defense will have to carry the team so expect a low scoring, defensive slugfest.

I'm betting that the Chiefs have given up and are playing out the string. I'm also betting that the Titans won't have too much of a letdown after last week's emotional loss.

The pick: Tennessee 14 Kansas City 13

Other NFL picks: Indianapolis over Oakland, Pittsburgh over Jacksonville, Cleveland over Buffalo, New England over New York Jets, New York Giants over Washington, Dallas over Philadelphia

Last week: 4-1 (.800), Overall: 118-40 (.746)


Joltin' Django said...

Titans have a more-than-great chance to pick up a road win tomorrow.

I see the Titans winning by 10+. But what do I know, when it comes to football? Nothin'! Indeed!

Anonymous said...

you can stick a fork in the titans. they're done. no playoffs.

Chris said...

Titans 26 Chiefs 17. Despite a bumpy second quarter, the Titans pretty much dominated the second half. Unfortunately, the Browns won, too.