Kenny Britt Injury: Why the Tennessee Titans Will Still Make the Playoffs
Although the Tennessee Titans beat the Denver Broncos 17-14 on Sunday and are sitting pretty at 2-1 this season, many Titans fans are mourning today.
In the second quarter of the Titans' win over the Broncos, star receiver Kenny Britt landed awkwardly on a catch and hurt his knee.
Early reports suggest that Britt tore his right ACL and MCL and will require season-ending knee surgery.
Britt exploded to start the season, turning 14 catches into 271 yards and three touchdowns through two and a half games. He had developed a great rapport with former Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, who is having a stellar year himself up to this point.
Without Britt, the Titans will have to roll with Nate Washington and Damian Williams as their starting receivers.
Although the loss of Britt hurts, the Titans still have good reason to believe they can make the playoffs.
One of the biggest reasons for that is the play of Matt Hasselbeck, which has been much better than most people dreamed. Hasselbeck has completed almost 70 percent of his passes for 932 yards, five touchdowns and two picks. He has a quarterback rating of 102.2 thus far.
The defense has also played lights out, allowing no more than 16 points in each of the first three games.
What's more, star running back Chris Johnson has had a very slow start to the season. Once he gets going, he'll add an extremely dangerous element to an offense that has already been clicking. Even if Johnson continues wallowing in mediocrity, backup Javon Ringer will have the opportunity to pick up the slack.
The Houston Texans showed signs of mortality in losing to the New Orleans Saints this weekend. If the Titans can continue their winning ways, they can still wrestle the division crown from the favorites down south.
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