Tennessee Titans: 5 Keys to a Playoff Push

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Aug 24, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans wide receiver Michael Preston (14) celebrates with teammates linebacker Kadarron Anderson (51) wide receiver Justin Hunter (15) and tight end DeMarco Cosby (46) after scoring a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half at LP Field. Tennessee won 27-16. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Let me start off by saying this: I do not expect the Tennessee Titans to make the playoffs in 2013. Don’t get me wrong, I’d love to see it, I just don’t think the team is quite there yet.

However, I don’t think the Titans are far off, either. I predict the team will finish 8-8, just on the edge of reaching the playoffs. But if they hit a hot streak, have a breakout performer or simply get lucky, I would not be surprised to see this team make a push for the postseason.

Here are the five keys that will maximize the Titans’ chances of reaching the playoffs for the first time since 2008.