The last time Tennessee Titans beat Indianapolis, Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota wasn’t even enrolled at the University of Oregon yet, he was still a senior at Saint Luis School in Honolulu. For the past six seasons, the Titans have been tormented by their AFC South rival, stuck as the division’s little brother since the height of the Peyton Manning era.
Just a month ago, things were quite different for both the Miami Dolphins and the San Diego Chargers. Miami began the season with a 1-4 record and many thought the Dolphins were one of the worst teams in the NFL. Since then, the Dolphins have won three consecutive games to move from last in the AFC East to second behind the Patriots.
The Cleveland Browns are pretty much what most observers expected this season – the worst team in the NFL. When they traded down in the draft from No. 2 to No. 15, leaving the best quarterbacks for other teams, the message was clear. They were stockpiling picks and rebuilding.
The Steelers and Ravens have played some classics; they don’t like each other, and when they meet there is usually a lot at stake in the AFC North. Sunday’s game is no different, as the winner will have a least a share of the lead in the division.