Two weeks ago, the Tennessee Titans were sitting pretty at 7-5. There were valid hopes of making the playoffs, with talk of being able to win at least three of their last four games.
A heartbreaking loss to the high-powered New Orleans Saints could be excused, as the Titans' rookie quarterback Jake Locker was less than 10 yards away from winning.
Unexpectedly, the Tennessee Titans did not bounce back with a vengeance this week. Visiting the—until now—winless Indianapolis Colts, the Titans could not get anything going all day and dropped the game 27-13, basically eliminating any chance for the final AFC wild card spot.
The game was ugly on the Titans' part, and it showed why the team does not belong in the 2011-2012 NFL Playoffs.
Here are four reasons why.