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Titans Play Themselves Out Of Playoffs

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Ryan Fitzpatrick #4 of the Tennessee Titans throws a third quarter touchdown pass on the move over Antoine Bethea. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images.
Ryan Fitzpatrick #4 of the Tennessee Titans throws a third quarter touchdown pass on the move over Antoine Bethea. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images.

I feel like it is a weekly occurrence to give you the status of the Titans' playoff hopes. I can officially say that the dream is dead and the draft looms for Tennessee. 

The Titans couldn’t capitalize on the Colt’s mistakes and a huge personal foul by Moise Fokou all but ended the chance to beat Andrew Luck for the first time.  

Ryan Fitzpatrick continued his streaky play, but this time to the tune of four turnovers that sealed the teams fate in Indianapolis. Chris Johnson and Kendal Wright continued their strong second half and showed that this Titan team has some play makers to look forward to in the coming years, but this year it just was not meant to be. The offensive line, for the most part, had their way with the Colt’s line and Jurrell Casey made his presence known for four quarters.  

The bright spots of the Titans week in and week out are the core of this team for the near future, but this year all the pieces didn’t fall into place. This loss all but seals the fate of Mike Munchak and a quarterback heavy draft could spell the end of Jake Locker as well. 

The reeling Colts were just the better team Sunday and it starts and ends at quarterback. Luck made plays and Fitzpatrick didn’t; it is really that simple. 

The AFC South is considered one of the worst divisions in football and the Titans are 4-12 against the AFC in the Munchak era. This week was business as usual for the Tennessee Titans late in the season and especially against the AFC South. 

Change is coming, and whether it is for the better or for the worse remains to be seen.