The fairy tale story however wasn’t to be as the Chiefs ran rampant in an AFC Championship game which served as a reminder of how far the Titans have left to go before becoming real contenders for the big prize.
The Browns are a five-and-a-half-point favourite, and rightfully so. But the Titans stack up more than well against Cleveland and could be a team quickly rocketing in their playoff odds, and a very deserving Week 1 underdog pick.
Barring major injury to their divisional rivals, playoff football might just be a bridge too far for the Tennessee Titans.
A career that has no shortage of critical moments and pivotal decisions, not much is as important to an NFL player as entering his contract year. For most, it's a key time to prove to any interested franchise, including their own, they are worth paying big bucks for. For others, it's last chance saloon to prove to their current employers they are just good enough to be retained.
The Chargers and Titans are perfectly matched ahead of Wembley showpiece.
Rounding up the best - and worst - of week four.
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