The Tennessee Titans (10-5) host the Miami Dolphins (8-7) in a crucial Week 17 showdown between two AFC playoff hopefuls.
The Titans have the chance to officially clinch the AFC South with a victory on Sunday and could possibly end the weekend as the No. 1 seed with a little help from the Cincinnati Bengals against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Should the Titans and Bengals both win this weekend, Tennessee will only be one victory over the Houston Texans away from having a first-round bye and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs.
At minimum, a Titans win would secure the AFC South crown for the second year in a row and would guarantee at least one home playoff game.
The Dolphins, on the other hand, started their season 1-7 and have now won seven straight games to get over .500 for the first time since the season opener.
Miami has scratched and clawed their way into the playoff picture after a disastrous start and are not looking to give one of these playoff spots back anytime soon.
This is January football at its finest between two playoff-caliber teams. It’s going to take a complete team effort to come away with a win in this one.
With all that said, let’s take a closer look at what Tennessee’s keys to a Week 17 victory over the Dolphins are.