Where do the Tennessee Titans stand in the AFC South and playoff picture after the action of Week 12?
The Tennessee Titans took care of business in Week 12 and won a home game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, 42-20. While the Titans didn’t move up in the playoff picture or division, they have set themselves up to make some moves with a win in Week 13.
First, let’s take a look at where things stand in the division.
The Titans have effectively buried the Jaguars, who now sit two games back in the cellar of the AFC South. Most importantly, the Titans are now set for a matchup with the Indianapolis Colts that could see Tennessee move into second place by itself with a win.
And, with the Houston Texans playing the New England Patriots, there is a possibility that Tennessee and Houston could be tied atop the AFC South record-wise after Week 13 if the Titans win and the Texans lose.
The Texans would own the temporary tie-breaker there (division record), though, which would mean the Titans are still in second place officially. Tennessee has two games remaining against Houston in the final three weeks of the season.
Now onto the rest of the playoff picture in the AFC.
1. Patriots (10-1)
2. Ravens (8-2)
3. Texans (7-4)
4. Chiefs (7-4
5. Bills (8-3)
6. Steelers (6-5)
7. Raiders (6-5)
8. Colts (6-5)
9. Titans (6-5)
With the Oakland Raiders getting blown out by the New York Jets, the Pittsburgh Steelers have now jumped to No. 6 with a win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
Tennessee sat in the No. 9 spot last week, so there was no movement there. Three teams remain in front of Tennessee for that final wild card spot, but there is hope head coach Mike Vrabel’s squad can make a serious move up next week in this picture, also.
If Tennessee can beat Indy, it’ll leapfrog the Colts in both the division and playoff picture. The Steelers continue to look extremely vulnerable and have a matchup with the Cleveland Browns in Week 13. Meanwhile, the Raiders will have a road game with the Kansas City Chiefs.
If it all works out, Tennessee could hold the No. 6 spot after next week’s action.