As amazing as it sounds, the Titans are back in the playoff chase.
For a team that looked so lost when quarterback Jake Locker was out the first time this year, they’ve bounced back to stay in the hunt with a 23-19 win over the Raiders, sitting atop an odd lot of 5-6 teams in the AFC.
While the Titans are looking at the Wild Card, they’re only two games out of the AFC South race thanks to the Colts floundering against the Cardinals.
Fitzpatrick was 30-of-42 passing for 320 yards and two touchdowns, including a 54-yarder to Justin Hunter in the third quarter.
It was an odd game full of penalties and missed chances (Sebastian Janikowski missed two field goals), but at the moment, all the teams chasing playoff berths are flawed. The least flawed will be rewarded, and at the moment, that might be the Titans.