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Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by 520, Dec 7, 2017.
When I want NFL coverage, my first thought is immediately the Washington Post!
8-4 is 8-4
No one cares
The record doesn't matter, how they perform when the playoffs come and the game is important does.
Then we'll see if they've been playing down to their opponents or if it's truly a mirage.
I agree with the article.
We are not an offensive juggernaut, we are a power, smash it in your face, gritty team. Winning close games shows that we won't quit, that we can win the tough close games. It shows this team has heart, even if the coaching is not to our liking.
We are 8-4.. Because we EARNED it.
It does bring up good points.
"The Titans are forced to go three-and-out 40.7 percent of the time. Only the Colts, Giants and Chicago Bears, teams with a combined 8-28 record in 2017, are worse. The Titans also turn the ball over too much (13.1 percent, 26th in the NFL) leading to the second-lowest plays per drive this season (5.0).
Defensively, opponents are getting too many first downs via the passing game, with almost one out of every three passing attempts creating a first down this season (38.4 percent). Only the Green Bay Packers are worse in 2017."
There is no doubt we have been underachieving, especially on the offensive side of the ball. We could still get hot and make a run in the playoffs, but if we keep playing the way we have been, we will have no shot of getting past the divisional round vs Pittsburgh or New England.
Good teams don’t win ugly — they win definitively. Since 2002, 180 teams have qualified for the postseason, but just 13 have done it with a negative point differential. Of those 13, six lost in the wild-card round, six more lost in the divisional round and just one, the 2011 New York Giants, appeared in, and won, a Super Bowl.
this isn't college football, where the wins have to be sound and pretty vs lesser opponents....... win, and move on... correct the wrongs -- but move on...