Editor’s note: Lamont Mann is a frequent contributor to Houston Sports and Stuff.
By LAMONT MANN
Yes, this title is misleading but for the sake of title space it works. It should have read “Houston’s Local Media wants to play the Titans for the playoffs” and the sheeple are repeating what they have heard on air.
Monday morning after the Texans defeated the Jaguars and Titans defeated the Chiefs, most of the media uttered on air, “we want the division to be decided the last game of the season.” Of course, the sheeple repeated this garbage.
The Texans and Titans are tied at 8-6 with two games remaining and Houston has the tiebreaker. Are we hipsters now? Has the switch to Tom Savage warped this city’s mind in believing that we automatically win? Have we forgot that Bill O’Brien and George Godsey are calling plays for this offense?
Bottom-line, as a fan, the optimal situation is the Titans losing to the Jaguars and the Texans beating the Bengals. A scenario of a division winner for the playoffs being decided on the last game of the season is cool but not if it is your team.
If the Texans beat the Bengals and the Titans lose to the Jaguars, the Texans could rest a few key players and possibly keep Savage off the radar for an additional week (playoffs) if you rest him or play him in preseason mode for a few quarters versus the Titans.
All in all, I was disgusted of all the people wanting to see a “sudden death” situation between the Texans and Titans. Out of pure divisional fan common sense, I always want my division opponents to lose if the game does not benefit my team.
If you want the divisional winner to come down to the Titans vs Texans, you are either
- Not a Fan
- Want to hear radio outrage (if Texans lose to Titans)
- Repeating stuff you heard on radio and trying to sound deep
The likely outcome is it will come down to the last game but I don’t want to see it. I want to wrap up the division as soon as possible. It has nothing to do with being afraid of the Titans and everything to do with simple logic.