Titans: Experience is good; execution is better

The playoffs are now a familiar experience for most of the Tennessee Titans’ roster.

This is the third season in a row that Tennessee has made the postseason and the fourth time in the past five years. That type of stretch equals the best run of playoffs since the team moved to Tennessee and qualified for the postseason in four of five years form 1999-2003.

This season, the Titans have a new experience – holding the No. 1 seed. Twice before in franchise history (2000 and 2008) since the merger, the Titans have been the top seed and lost – both times to Baltimore. The good news is that the Ravens are sitting at home this year. But Saturday’s opponent, the Cincinnati Bengals, represent a good challenge in their own right, having beating the Las Vegas Raiders, 26-19, last week in the Wild-Card round.

Quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who waited seven years before getting his first taste of the posteason in 2019, has advice to his teammates who might not have a lot of postseason experience.

“These opportunities don’t come around all too often. You have to go out, take advantage of every rep. If you are a guy that gets 10 reps, then make those the best 10 reps of the year,” Tannehill said. “You have to go full-out every single play because the stakes are higher, and teams are better. If you don’t play your best ball then you…

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