This weekend’s game has two options: The Titans are going to have their postseason dreams shattered once again by the same team that has done it far too many times in the past, or the Titans are going to give this fan base the sweetest and ultimate revenge by ending Baltimore’s seemingly dream season in order to advance to their first AFC Championship in nearly 17 years.
Luckily for Tennessee, all of the trends point to the Titans being due for a victory. Dating back to 2005, the Titans and Ravens have alternated victories, with the Ravens winning the last meeting in 2018. Also, the road team has won all three playoff matches whenever these two teams link up in the postseason.
In reality, no trends, superstitions, or anything along those lines are going to help determine the outcome. It should also be noted that as unstoppable as this Ravens team has looked all year, the Titans looked just as impressive during both their 2000 and 2008 campaigns.
That did not stop an extremely talented Ravens team from coming into their house (twice) and ending what should have been a magical season(s). Now is Tennessee’s chance to return the favor as the wild card team, while the Ravens have practically been penciled in as Super Bowl champions by many.
What makes the NFL playoffs so amazing is the fact that records do not matter once you’re there. Having a strong record may get you a noise advantage, but it’s ultimately going to come down to what happens in between the white lines on that day.
You don’t have to be the better team over a 16-game schedule or be the better team four out of seven times. You just have to be the better team for those couple of hours in order to move on.
The Titans undoubtedly have the talent on both sides of the ball to beat anyone on any field, as they are currently playing with the same type of passion and intensity that their head coach exemplifies on a daily basis.
This team is going to have to be extremely disciplined and will need to capitalize on opportunities that present themselves throughout the course of the game if they’re going to eliminate the overwhelming favorites.
Unfortunately, The Titans are never going to get those potential championship runs back, but if there was ever the perfect chance to let those Ravens fans know how we felt, this is the weekend to do it.