(Update:: Later, on 12/27/2006, I added some later predictions before the final game of the season.)
Jimmy at Music City Miracles has posted the scenarios , six of seven that must happen, for the Titans to make it into the playoffs. Actually, there are eight scenarios because the six-of-seven formula is predicated on the Titans winning all their remaining games (Jaguars, @Bills and Patriots). Even a Koolaid-drinking Titans fan like me would have to be crazy to think all these factors could fall in place. But you never know: it could happen. For the record, when the Titans were 1-4 during the 2002 season, I blogged “it could happen” about their chances of making the playoffs. That year, they made it all the way to the AFC Championship game where they lost to Oakland.
While I do believe the Titans can win (dare I say, “will win”?) their remaining games, the factors outside their control are the ones I find more troublesome.
Sidenote: I watched much of the Bears-Rams game last night and was happy to see my fellow-Rex break out of his slump (however, having an 11-3 record is the kind of slump we should all have). I don’t like it when I hear fans say, “Rex sucks, ” no matter what team the Rex in question plays for. On the other hand, I think if the Bears make it to the Superbowl, Rex Sorgatz and I may get knocked off the front-page results for a search of the word rex on a certain search engine.