Today the Tennessean posted a great article on the Titans’ headcoach Munchak and what he’s doing to get the team to focus on Sunday’s game against the Texans. In 2006 the Titans were a long shot for the playoffs, needing three other teams to lose in order for them to make it in, providing they won their game.
The Titans lost to the Patriots 40-23, then watched as all the other pieces fell into place — Denver (a 10½-point favorite) lost to San Francisco; Cincinnati (a 6-point favorite) lost to Pittsburgh; and Jacksonville (a 2½-point underdog) lost to Kansas City.
“A lot of people probably sat there and thought the chances of that happening were slim and none,” Munchak said on Monday. “And we would have made the playoffs had we won our football game. It’s another example of ‘just win your football game and don’t worry about everything else.’ ”
This Sunday the Titans (8-7), a 3-point favorite, need to beat the Texans and they need the Bengals, a 2½-point underdog, to lose to the Ravens.
This year our chances are that much better and our opponent is that much worse. In my mind, all the Titans have to do is beat the Texans. It should be the same train of thought in the teams mind.
It’s almost hard to imagine the Titans not making it into the playoffs.