The Titans ultimately progressed to the spot most of us expected entering the season: a single-win playoff debut. The path taken was winding, confusing, disappointing and exciting at different points.
Say what you will about the refs’ handling of important calls early in the game, but the Titans simply weren’t quite ready—experience wise or roster wise—to compete with the greatest football organization to ever grace the turf. An important point to remember: 11 of Tennessee’s 2017 contributors were three years or fewer into their professional careers.
It’d be an exaggeration to say that any of us had high hopes for this match-up. We saw early on that, especially with a healthy Jack Conklin, we weren’t completely overpowered.


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