The Tennessee Titans are on the verge of clinching a playoff spot yet again in Week 17, with the most direct route being winning the AFC South. Tennessee also has an opportunity to regain the No. 1 seed in the same week.
As far as the division goes, the Titans’ magic number is one, which means a win or an Indianapolis Colts loss in either of the next two games gives the team its second straight division title.
Tennessee can regain the No. 1 seed and control its own destiny going into Week 18 with a win on Sunday, and a Kansas City Chiefs loss.
According to The New York Times, the Titans have a 99-percent chance to make the postseason, a 93-percent chance to win the division, and a 24-percent chance to get a first-round bye via the No. 1 seed, which is the second-best percentage in the AFC.
Based on 96,000 simulations, here’s how things panned out for Tennessee’s final positioning:
Bye week: 24%
Host wild card: 69%
Wild card: 6%
The Titans will look to take care of business and wrap up the division against the Miami Dolphins at Nissan Stadium in Week 17, while the Colts draw the Las Vegas Raiders at Lucas Oil Stadium. Meanwhile, the Chiefs are on the road and will face the Cincinnati Bengals.