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40 minutes ago, Bcap88 said:

I would assume we play Saturday? Got

to figure the nfc slot for Sunday will be tbe winner of the Monday night game and then the afc slot will prob be for a bigger market team like Kansas City or Buffalo 

You seriously pick out the Chiefs and Buffalo and say they are bigger market teams?  Buffalo is in the 53rd largest market.  Kansas City is in the 33rd.

 

Nashville is the 29th largest market.

 

Interestingly, the only two teams that are in larger markets in the AFC playoffs are the Patriots and Steelers.  The Bengals, Bills, Chiefs and Raiders all play in smaller markets than the Titans.

 

It is interesting that the Titans don't have more of a following.  I think the only team that I have run into fewer fans for is the Bengals.  Bills, Chiefs, Raiders, Pats (gag), and Steelers seem to have a much bigger national following.

 

I live in Atlanta, which is super close and I still run into more fans from the other teams.

 

The Titans have been a playoff team 3 times in the last 4, and played in an AFCCG.  You would think they would have a bigger following.

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Titans first opponent cannot be Buffalo or KC.    They’ll play the lowest remaining seed between the Steelers, Raiders, Patriots, and Bengals.     

We're a small market, run first team playing in an old, crappy publicly financed open air stadium with no long term legacy since there was a move, and we're a number one seed; the Titans are the NFL's

I’d just assume not play the Bengals. Not that I don’t think we'd be the favorite, but their offense is super dangerous and they could beat anyone.

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1 hour ago, Bongo59 said:

If TN is a weak #1 seed it means KC and Buffalo really suck as a #2 and 3 seed since TN beat both this year

Alabama also beat UGA.

 

But, few thought the Tide was going to win that game and UGA was favored.

 

In 2019, the Titans beat the Chiefs too.  

 

Now, the Titans may beat the Chiefs.  And, honestly, the Chiefs may lose in the 2nd round to the Bills, Bengals or Raiders.  So, the Chiefs may not have a chance to avenge the loss this time.  But, something that happened 3 months ago doesn't have any bearing on this game.

 

Heck, the Chiefs could lose to the Steelers and they just beat them by 26 points two weeks ago.

 

 

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1 hour ago, dcblanton said:

You seriously pick out the Chiefs and Buffalo and say they are bigger market teams?  Buffalo is in the 53rd largest market.  Kansas City is in the 33rd.

 

Nashville is the 29th largest market.

 

Interestingly, the only two teams that are in larger markets in the AFC playoffs are the Patriots and Steelers.  The Bengals, Bills, Chiefs and Raiders all play in smaller markets than the Titans.

 

It is interesting that the Titans don't have more of a following.  I think the only team that I have run into fewer fans for is the Bengals.  Bills, Chiefs, Raiders, Pats (gag), and Steelers seem to have a much bigger national following.

 

I live in Atlanta, which is super close and I still run into more fans from the other teams.

 

The Titans have been a playoff team 3 times in the last 4, and played in an AFCCG.  You would think they would have a bigger following.

It’s fairly evident that the chiefs/bills are a bigger draw than the titans/vs whoever they play. Just compare tbe prime time games tbe chiefs/bills have had over tbe last three years compared to the titans. With that being said, the nfl is going to want them on Sunday leaving our game to be played Saturday 

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1 hour ago, titanruss said:

I'm wondering this too. I wouldn't think the playoffs would be sorted by market size but they very well may be. 
 

Id rather play Saturday though. 

Market size/drawing power is more than likely how the time slots are determined. The real kick in the dick is to the rams/cardinals as they play Monday and will be on a short week for the divisional round 

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1 hour ago, dcblanton said:

You seriously pick out the Chiefs and Buffalo and say they are bigger market teams?  Buffalo is in the 53rd largest market.  Kansas City is in the 33rd.

 

Nashville is the 29th largest market.

 

Interestingly, the only two teams that are in larger markets in the AFC playoffs are the Patriots and Steelers.  The Bengals, Bills, Chiefs and Raiders all play in smaller markets than the Titans.

 

It is interesting that the Titans don't have more of a following.  I think the only team that I have run into fewer fans for is the Bengals.  Bills, Chiefs, Raiders, Pats (gag), and Steelers seem to have a much bigger national following.

 

I live in Atlanta, which is super close and I still run into more fans from the other teams.

 

The Titans have been a playoff team 3 times in the last 4, and played in an AFCCG.  You would think they would have a bigger following.

 

Its simple. College football crazed state coupled with a team for only 2 decades means weak fan base. I always laugh when Titans fans refer to the team being in a small market too. Its laughable.

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5 minutes ago, Bcap88 said:

Market size/drawing power is more than likely how the time slots are determined. The real kick in the dick is to the rams/cardinals as they play Monday and will be on a short week for the divisional round 

 

Teams routinely play on Sun in the wildcard round and turn around and have to play on Saturday in the divisional round. Playing Monday and then playing the following Sunday is no different.

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27 minutes ago, oldschool said:

 

Its simple. College football crazed state coupled with a team for only 2 decades means weak fan base. I always laugh when Titans fans refer to the team being in a small market too. Its laughable.

but it has little to do with local fans and everything to do with outside fans/watchers... people who watch on the non local channels.

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15 hours ago, Bcap88 said:

It’s fairly evident that the chiefs/bills are a bigger draw than the titans/vs whoever they play. Just compare tbe prime time games tbe chiefs/bills have had over tbe last three years compared to the titans. With that being said, the nfl is going to want them on Sunday leaving our game to be played Saturday 

I agree that they are a bigger draw.  But, they are both smaller markets. 

 

They each have larger fanbases, and they each are more well regarded this year.

 

That's not a 'market size' issue.

 

It is a style of play and QB issue.  It will be curious of the Titans win it all, does the interest in them increase.

 

Assuming the Titans get to the AFCCG, they will get more primetime games next year.

 

 

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17 hours ago, dcblanton said:

You seriously pick out the Chiefs and Buffalo and say they are bigger market teams?  Buffalo is in the 53rd largest market.  Kansas City is in the 33rd.

 

Nashville is the 29th largest market.

 

Interestingly, the only two teams that are in larger markets in the AFC playoffs are the Patriots and Steelers.  The Bengals, Bills, Chiefs and Raiders all play in smaller markets than the Titans.

 

It is interesting that the Titans don't have more of a following.  I think the only team that I have run into fewer fans for is the Bengals.  Bills, Chiefs, Raiders, Pats (gag), and Steelers seem to have a much bigger national following.

 

I live in Atlanta, which is super close and I still run into more fans from the other teams.

 

The Titans have been a playoff team 3 times in the last 4, and played in an AFCCG.  You would think they would have a bigger following.

The reason for that is because the Titans came to Nashville in 1999 and a lot of people that live in the area had other teams they already followed.  It's harder with most of these southern teams to get as many fans for that exact reason.

 

And those other franchises have been in their locations for far longer.  That's really why they have bigger followings.  

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14 minutes ago, scine09 said:

The reason for that is because the Titans came to Nashville in 1999 and a lot of people that live in the area had other teams they already followed.  It's harder with most of these southern teams to get as many fans for that exact reason.

 

And those other franchises have been in their locations for far longer.  That's really why they have bigger followings.  

Also, to be fair, the South has College football #1, and NFL #2.

 

That also makes it a challenge.  

 

 

 

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13 minutes ago, dcblanton said:

Also, to be fair, the South has College football #1, and NFL #2.

 

That also makes it a challenge.  

Then Nashville is the perfect southern city for the NFL. Vanderbilt football will never be #1 in anything!

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1 hour ago, Ratbird said:

There isn't a Ravens fan that thought we were as good as the 8-3 record showed.   I remember saying jokingly at the time on this board we'd be lucky to win another game given our injuries and schedule.  This is the only time I've been right on a prediction and it doesn't feel any better.  Good luck to you guys.  Hoping you get to play the Bungles at some point and beat the shit out out of them.

 

Even before the loss of LJ? Interesting. Injuries really did hit some teams hard this year. We had a lot, BUT we didn't lose certain key players, which allowed us to remain competitive. 

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20 minutes ago, Alcibiades said:

 

Even before the loss of LJ? Interesting. Injuries really did hit some teams hard this year. We had a lot, BUT we didn't lose certain key players, which allowed us to remain competitive. 

Yes even before Lamar was out.  You cannot win (in the AFC North at least IE Watt, Garrett, etc) with poor oline play.  It was hard to assess LJ this season because of it.  We had to change our entire scheme days before our opener when our entire RB room went down and then it got worse when our Franchise LT went down week 1.  It felt like we were done then, but we pulled out some last minute wins against some very bad teams which made it look like we were a contender early.   We got our hopes up when we were playing competitive ball while trotting out Practice squad CB's against the Packers and Rams.  We were overmatched all year.  You need a little bit of luck in this league and this year just wasn't it.

 

In my opinion we need to can Greg Roman and see if Lamar can take the next step as a passer.  If we retain Roman we'll be sure to go back to running Lamar in the ground when we need a 3/4th down-and short.    I do expect the Ravens to be extremely competitive next season as they do not have a very difficult schedule.  We'll see.

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