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Let's recap the beginning of the 2010 season:
Week 1-Titans host Raiders: The Raiders put points up first, but the Titans outscored them in every quarter but the fourth, and the game wasn't even close. The game ended with the Titans winning 38-13. If you remember, the Raiders went on to sweep the AFC West and finished 8-8.
Week 2-Titans host Steelers: The Titans legitimately lost to a better team. The Steelers went on to the Super Bowl, so if you're losing to a better team, it may as well be them. This is also the game where the quarterback controversy began.
Week 3-Titans at Giants: In their first away game, the Titans demolished the Giants. Tied at the half 10-10, the Titans scored 19 unanswered points in the second half to win 29-10. The Giants finished the season 10-6, with two losses to the Eagles and one to the Super Bowl Champion Packers.
Week 4-Titans host Broncos: An embarrassing loss. The Titans led in the fourth quarter, but the Broncos managed to come back for the win.
Week 5-Titans at Cowboys: Although this game was close in score (34-27), the Titans led the entire game, and were never threatened.
Week 6-Titans at Jaguars: Titans win 30-3. Nuff said. The Jags finished 8-8.
Week 7-Titans host Eagles: You remember the Eagles of last year? The team that went 10-6, won their division, and lost to the Packers by only five points in the playoffs? The Titans beat them 37-19.
Normally, that's not a bad start. In fact, it was a very good start. The Titans were 5-2, first in the division, and looking to run into the playoffs. Of course, after this point, everything fell apart. But before it all fell apart, the Titans clearly had the makings of a winning team, and most of those pieces are still there. The Titans could make a playoff run if...