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Titans Have Clear Path to Clinching Home-Field Advantage in Week 18 After Chiefs' Loss

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Tennessee Titans have a clear path to clinching home-field advantage in Week 18 after the Kansas Chiefs' loss.
The Tennessee Titans have a clear path to clinching home-field advantage in Week 18 after the Kansas Chiefs' loss. / Wesley Hitt/GettyImages
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The Tennessee Titans took care of business in Week 17 with a 34-3 win over the Miami Dolphins. Another notable AFC matchup concluded early on Sunday as well, with the Cincinnati Bengals pulling off a thrilling comeback to defeat the Kansas City Chiefs, who dropped to 11-5.

The Titans, tied with KC atop the AFC after Sunday's results, now have a clear path to clinching home-field advantage next week.

Titans Playoff Scenarios

The Titans own the tiebreaker over the Chiefs after beating them in Week 7. With both teams at 11-5, a Tennessee win in Week 18 would wrap up the No. 1 seed for Mike Vrabel's squad.

That would be a massive advantage for this team on multiple levels. The AFC playoff bracket would have to go through Tennessee, who'd have home field throughout the postseason. Being able to host a potential AFC Championship Game at Nissan Stadium would certainly provide a boost.

There's also the factor of Derrick Henry's injury recovery. He last suited up in Week 8, and a playoff return has always been the goal. Securing a first-round bye would give the star RB one more week to rest before possibly being unleashed when it matters most.

Tennessee draws the hapless Houston Texans in Week 18, giving them a golden chance to finish the year 12-5 and as the AFC's top-ranked seed.


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