Oct 11, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans safety Jordan Babineaux (26) celebrates during the second half against the Pittsburgh Steelers at LP Field. The Titans beat the Steelers 26-23. Mandatory credit: Don McPeak-US PRESSWIRE
In a rare week, the Tennessee Titans end up as the only team in the AFC South to be victorious with their victory over the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers. That alone is reason for joy. Here’s a closer look at what happened this past week.
The Titans won for only the second time this season, but this time, they did it in a more convincing fashion. The offense was able to move the ball and give the defense time to rest, the offensive line was creating gaping holes for Chris Johnson to run through, and Hasselbeck was much more effective. The Titans still had their problems and they’ve still have plenty of room to grow, but this was a start.
This was the Titans first win against an AFC opponent, leaving them at a 1-3 against AFC opponents thus far. They’ll need to do their best not to lose another AFC game. They’ll need all the help they can get to sneak into a wild card playoff spot, which may be their best shot at making the playoffs.
Jacksonville has only earned one AFC win, which also stands as their only win on the season thus far. They’re rounding out the bottom of the AFC South after having a bye week in Week 6.
The Indianapolis Colts fell the the hapless New York Jets. That kept them winless against AFC opponents and tied with the Titans with two wins, though they have played one less game thanks to an early bye week.
Last but not least, the Houston Texans took a good pummeling from the Green Bay Packers. They still lead the AFC South with a 5-1 record. It should also be said that thanks to the Packers being an NFC team, the Texans have yet to suffer a loss to an AFC team.
Obviously, the Titans have a few mountains to climb if they want to make the playoffs, but similar to last year, hope still lives.
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