Clarifying how Titans win South by beating Browns

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by NewsGrabber, Dec 3, 2008.

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    Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky Matt from Indianapolis hit the mailbag with this:

    Just curious on how Titans clench division with a win this weekend. Let say they win this weekend and lose the final 3, which I don't see happening, and the colts win out. But if this happened both teams would be 12-4, with 4-2 division record and head-to-head tie; so is it still possible for some lower tie-breaker for the colts to win the division?

    I spelled out the Titans' scenarios here.

    Here's a clarification on how the Titans win the AFC South with a win over Cleveland at LP Field on Sunday.

    The tiebreakers for the division title go like this:

    1) Head to head. Since Tennessee already beat the Colts, the worst the Titans can do is a tie.

    2) Division record. The Titans are 4-0, the worst they could be is 4-2. The best the Colts could be is 4-2. The worst Tennessee can do is tie.

    3) Record vs. common opponents. Indianapolis already has three losses in this category -- to Chicago, Jacksonville and Green Bay. If the Titans beat the Browns, they could not finish the season with more than two losses in this category. So if the Titans beat Cleveland and Indianapolis beats Cincinnati Sunday, the Titans win the division on this tiebreaker.


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