The Tennessee Titans have a week off after beating the Houston Texans, 28-25, in a game that was a little too tight for comfort on Sunday.
The victory improved Tennessee’s record to 12-5 and – thanks to a 27-3 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 7 – secured the AFC seed for the Titans. Kansas City also finished 12-5, but will play in the wildcard round as the No.2 seeds no longer receive first-round exemptions in the 14-team playoff format, which has been implemented. one year ago.
Even better for the Titans, the news that running back Derrick Henry will likely be ready for a comeback when Tennessee start their playoff run. Henry suffered a broken foot on Halloween after racking up 937 yards and 10 touchdowns in the first eight games of the season. Henry returned to practice earlier this week and looked like he had a chance to play on Sunday, but the Titans chose not to activate him from the injured reserve.
The Titans are one of 12 NFL teams to never win a Super Bowl. The franchise twice won the AFL Championship during the Houston Oilers era and lost in Super Bowl XXXIV immediately after changing its name to Titans.