A TITANS GAME WILL FINISH IN A TIE
Now, this is random. Completely random. But I feel like the Titans organization is long overdue for a tie.
They almost had one versus the Philadelphia Eagles in 2018. The Titans went for it on 4th down on multiple occasions instead of going for the field goal to tie the game late in overtime.
I guess in that sense, you can say they almost lost. But if they went for the field goal and made it, it’s very likely the Eagles would have run out of time, and the game would have ended in a tie.
Vrabel has shown guts and even said after that Eagles game that he wanted a win or a loss, not a tie. But what if the situation is out of his control? That may happen in 2020.
Hey, 2020 has already been weird already, so this isn’t too far out of the equation, right? The last time the Tennessee Titans/Houston Oilers organization had a game that ended in a tie was back in 1971 when they finished 4-9-1.
Ties count for half a win and half a loss in the NFL. Meaning, if the Titans finish 9-6-1, their record for tie-breaking purposes would be perceived as 9.5-6.5. Ties can negatively affect the Titans in a number of ways, but it can also be helpful.
More than likely in a fight for 6th seed, if the Titans finish 9-6-1, and the other team finishes 9-7, the tie-breaking scenario would be a bit more difficult. If the tie comes versus an NFC team, the Titans don’t have much to worry about. If the Titans didn’t face the 9-7 team head-to-head, the next tiebreaker is win percentage in conference games.
If it did come in the AFC, then the Titans would need to hope their win percentage in the conference is better than the 9-7 team. Sounds bizarre, right? Yes, but the Tennessee Titans have not been anything short of bizarre recently. So if this happens, it won’t be off-brand.