Two teams that started the season a combined 0-9 found themselves in a playoff knockout game on Sunday.
And it was the Titans that finally connected on a left hook in overtime.
After systematically building — and then blowing — a 24-6 lead, Tennessee pulled out a 27-24 win in overtime, thanks to Michael Griffin’s interception of Miami quarterback Chad Henne on the third snap of the fifth quarter.
An unnecessary roughness call on Dolphins receiver Greg Camarillo moved the ball to the Miami 27, and four plays later kicker Rob Bironas nailed a 46-yard field goal to win the game.
So the Titans finally have completed the climb to .500 after losing six in a row to start the season, and they’re tied with the Dolphins, Jets, and Jaguars at 7-7.
The difference? Miami can’t make the playoffs; the Titans still can.
Even if the Titans don’t make it to the postseason, the fact that they’ve gone 7-1 since starting 0-6 is remarkable.