Sep 22, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans wide receiver Justin Hunter (15) celebrates scoring the winning touchdown against the San Diego Chargers with teammate Tennessee wide receiver Kendall Wright (13) during the second half at LP Field. Tennessee won 20-17. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Poll Results: Tennessee Titans Fans Cautiously Optimistic for Playoffs

Tennessee Titans Fans Cautiously Optimistic for Wild Card

Joshua Huffman, FanSided poll.

A three-game losing streak isn’t enough to break the spirit of Tennessee Titans enthusiasts. Not most of them, anyway.

As of Oct. 29 at 10:30 a.m. CT, there were 153 respondents. 86 of them (56.2 percent) remain confident that this team will secure at least one of the AFC’s wild-card berths. 24 respondents (15.7 percent) were confident enough to believe that the Titans will make up their two-game deficit over the Indianapolis Colts to win the AFC South.

What if the Titans won the AFC South? They’d likely finish with a No. 4 seed behind the Kansas City Chiefs (8-0) / Denver Broncos (7-1), New England Patriots (6-2) and Cincinnati Bengals (6-2). That would set them up for an AFC Wild Card home game against the AFC West runner-up (Chiefs or Broncos). Both have interesting storylines. either Peyton Manning returning to Tennessee or a Week 5 rematch when the Chiefs defeated a Ryan Fitzpatrick-led Titans team, 26-17.

Think about this: While the Chiefs have an 8-0 record, the Titans are the only team who’ve led at any point of the fourth quarter against them. The Titans did that with their No. 2 signal-caller plus a special teams gaffe when Darius Reynaud (no longer with team) doesn’t field the punt and it hits Damian Williams‘ foot.

First thing’s first: the Titans must defeat the St. Louis Rams. Then, they must beat a winless Jacksonville Jaguars team. Then, they must take care of the Colts at LP Field.

Three wins—no excuses.

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