The Titans in the Playoffs
The Tennessee Titans are hoping to sneak into the playoffs in the AFC, and if they can
they could be one of the best stories of the National Football League this season. Losing quarterback Jake Locker early in
the year was a major blow to this team's playoff chances, as they were 3-1 at the time, but backup Ryan Fitzpatrick has played
well in his stead. The Titans have seen a bit of a resurgent season from running back Chris Johnson, who'd struggled a bit
the last two seasons, which has helped the team control the clock in 2013. Getting Johnson going on the ground early in games
is key for this team if they should reach the postseason, something that the Tennessee coaching staff is well aware of. With
a solid defense as well, the Titans boast a balanced team that could give opponents fits in the postseason. Now all they have
to do is get there.
Going back to their existence as the Houston Oilers and their AFL days, the franchise has made the
postseason 21 times over the course of the organization's existence. Since joining the National Football League, this organization
has made the postseason 16 times. The Titans reached the Super Bowl in the 1999 season after escaping a first-round loss by
pulling off an incredible last-second return against the Buffalo Bills that has become known as the "Music City Miracle."
The Titans were unable to recreate such magic against the St. Louis Rams in the Super Bowl, falling a single yard short of
forcing overtime in that game.
The Tennessee Titans came out swinging in 2013, winning three
of their first four games. However, an injury to starting quarterback Jake Locker was a major blow to the momentum that this
team has created early in the season. Locker was showing very promising signs regarding his development as a passer, as he's
already proved that he's an elite athlete at the quarterback position. Backup Ryan Fitzpatrick has subbed in for Locker and
posted some nice games, but they're going to have to rely on him to get them into the postseason this year. Fitzpatrick had
a solid stint as a start for the Buffalo Bills a few years back, but his penchant for turning the ball over is something the
Titans need to keep an eye on.
The playoffs are a special time of the NFL season. Fans
of the National Football League love to watch football in person all season long, but the postseason takes that to a whole
new level. Every game in the postseason means win or go home, something that makes the atmosphere at playoff games all the
more intense. The players hit the field ready to lay it all on the line for each and every postseason game, because any game
could be their last. The Titans are hoping to make a deep run in the playoffs this year, and you can experience all the magic
of the postseason when you head out to a game. It's the best time of the year in the NFL, and you can be a part of it.
During which season did the Titans reach their only Super Bowl?
The answer is the 1999 season,
in which the team fell one yard short of forcing overtime against the St. Louis Rams. The final play of the game became quite
famous in NFL circles, and the shot of Titans wide receiver Kevin Dyson getting taken down on the one yard line has become
an iconic image in sports.
The Tennessee Titans were once the Houston Oilers, and the team
moved to Nashville in 1999. The Titans didn't waste time making their mark on their new city, however, as they went to the
Super Bowl to play the Rams not long after that in one of the most exciting finishes in Super Bowl history in that very first
season. The Titans always field a roster filled with talented players that are ready to make some serious noise on the field,
and the fans of this team love to come out to the stadium to see it happen. The Titans are still searching for their first
Vince Lombardi Trophy, and maybe this can be the year they earn it.
We all know that you can
get an idea of what the game is like from home, sort of, but it's a completely different experience to actually feel the pulse
of the crowd as the Titans dig in looking to make one more big play to seal the deal. This is especially the case in the postseason,
when the stadium is abuzz with Super Bowl dreams. The playoffs are a whole different animal than the regular season, and so
are the fans. You're sure to be a part of a raucous crowd when you head out to a home playoff game.