Source: Rams QB Sam Bradford has torn ACL.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) October 21, 2013
Even if Sam Bradford somehow avoids the major knee injury, it’s almost certain that he wouldn’t play in the Week 9 matchup against the Tennessee Titans. That’s fewer than two full weeks away.
What does this mean for the Titans? Coming off a Week 8 bye, their first game will probably come against a Kellen Clemens-led Rams team. The 30-year-old veteran has spent the last three seasons with St. Louis. During that time, Clemens has completed 51-of-98 passes (52 percent) for 604 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. His first test would come in a Week 8 Monday Night Football showdown against the Seattle Seahawks.
That means a Titans team who’s coming off the bye week would face a Rams team on a short week with a No. 2 quarterback making his second start of the season. Here’s another thing to consider: Teams who’ve faced the Seahawks are 0-6 in their next week’s game. The Arizona Cardinals haven’t been determined.
So the next three weeks: bye week, wounded Rams team, home against Jacksonville Jaguars (currently 0-7 before London game with San Francisco 49ers). If everything goes as planned, then that sets the Titans up for a Week 11 Thursday Night Football showdown against the Indianapolis Colts at LP Field.
If the Titans somehow lost one of those next two games? Yeah…that would put the Titans—and Mike Munchak—in very uncomfortable territory.