The ‘In Spain Without The S’ Award
Losing To The One-Win Cincinnati Bengals
The Titans met the Bengals after another heartbreaking loss the week before, a 27-24 defeat to the Pittsburgh Steelers that was one missed field goal away from going to overtime. But facing off against Cincinnati, a team that entered the week with a 1-5-1 record, the Titans had the golden opportunity to bounce back.
They lost 31-20.
Going down 38-7 at half to Cleveland Browns
Did you know that the Titans have lost their last three ‘Code Blue’ games? It’s true!
This one they lost in a hilarious, full-on dumpster fire style. It was one of those games where everything that could go wrong, ended up going super wrong. And in a game with playoff implications against a tough but beatable Cleveland Browns team, Tennessee was out of it in the first thirty minutes.
Winner: Sunday Night Blowout vs Green Bay Packers
The Titans lost a game in 2017 to the Houston Texans 57-14. They were outscored 20-0 in the fourth quarter when Houston had the win well in hand. I watched every minute of that game.
The following year, the Titans faced a ‘win and in’ Week 17 match against the Indianapolis Colts that was doomed from the start. Tennessee was forced to start Blaine Gabbert at quarterback. They never had a chance. But, in true-fan fashion, I watched every minute of that game as well.
In 2019, the Titans were shut out 16-0 by the Denver Broncos in a game where Marcus Mariota, one of my personal favorite NFL players, was benched in disgrace. But I watched all of it.
When the Tennessee Titans played the Green Bay Packers in Week 16 of 2020, I had to turn it off. It was hopeless. It was soul-crushing. And, in an effort to practice good mental health, I had switched it off by the fourth quarter. It really was that bad.