3. Drew Brees Continues to Defy Father Time
You could say those 2 words without a need to say more.
The future Hall of Famer has consistently set the bar at the quarterback position for years, leading explosive offenses and creating some of the more underrated postseason moments in NFL history.
While Brees is definitely older and doesn’t have the same arm talent he had in his prime, he’s still setting records and playing January football year after year.
While we’re on the topic of records, Brees was able to break Peyton Manning’s all time passing touchdown record last week. He’s still sitting at the total he achieved last week, which is 431, but he’ll have a great shot at extending his own record against a banged up Titans secondary.
Adoree Jackson was ruled out 2 days ago, still nursing a foot injury.
To combat Brees and the multitude of weapons he has at his arsenal, the Titans will send out Tramaine Brock, Tye Smith, LeShaun Sims, and Logan Ryan.
Not the best of available choices for your secondary right now.
I didn’t even mention Alvin Kamara and how his ability as a playmaker will prove difficult to the rest of the Titans’ secondary and linebackers.
4. Michael Thomas Looks to Set Single Season Reception Record
Michael Thomas is a catching MACHINE.
He isn’t the fastest, he isn’t the strongest, but dammit you can argue that he works the hardest.
Just ask his ex-teammate Kenny Vaccaro.
— Buck Reising (@BuckReising) December 18, 2019
It’s no wonder Thomas is only 10 receptions away from tying the single season reception record.
11 from breaking it.
Take this into perspective.
Michael Thomas has caught 133 footballs this season.
The next closet total for this year, get this, doesn’t even have a HUNDRED.
That’s what you call high volume.
Thomas is one of football’s premier talents, and prime examples of where hard work gets you. Don’t forget, Thomas was taken in the 2nd round of the 2016 NFL draft, and was the SIXTH wide receiver taken.
2nd round picks aren’t always money in the bank, hell, neither 1st round picks.
But to be drafted where he was, and work that hard, it’s downright amazing on how far he’s ascended in his career.
I’ll bet on him breaking the record today.
5. Explanation on Tiebreakers For Titans Playoff Scenarios
The tiebreakers and remaining playoff scenarios for the Titans are pretty confusing.
There’s conference record, blah blah blah, just more things that we don’t have the energy at all to look up.
I fall within that said category.
To combat that laziness, Mike Herndon of Music City Miracles is kind enough to explain it all to the masses.
Bless you Mike.
#Titans clinch the 6 seed in any of the four scenarios below:
• TEN beats NO AND HOU + PIT loss to NYJ OR BAL
• TEN beats HOU + PIT loss to NYJ OR BAL
• TEN beats NO + PIT loss to NYJ AND BAL
• TEN loses out + PIT losses to NYJ AND BAL + IND loss to CAR OR JAX
— Mike Herndon (@MikeHerndonNFL) December 21, 2019
If you need any further explanation.
Weird scheduling quirk today… turns out the #Titans–#Saints game means basically nothing for Tennessee. It does not alter any playoff scenario, per @NFLResearch. The breakdown: pic.twitter.com/4uYlZjcb2r
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 22, 2019
Flip the page for my prediction of the game