NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Titans held a players-only
meeting the last time they were stuck in a losing streak.
That's was after they lost four straight to open the 2006
It worked. They won eight of their next 12 and missed the
playoffs by one game.
Now, the 6-5 Titans are stuck in a three-game slide that's left
them trailing Cleveland for the AFC's final wild-card berth.
Nobody wants another gabfest. Titans quarterback Vince Young
says there's nothing left to be said.
Now comes the 5-6 AFC South rival Houston Texans. They come to
town tomorrow with losses in 9 of their 11 games against the former
The Texans want to join the playoff talk. After all, they've won
two straight before last week's 27-17 loss at Cleveland. That's new
for this franchise in December. But Houston guard Fred Weary wants
the Texans to focus on divisional games since they haven't beaten
an AFC South team this season.
The Titans may get a big boost from some healing players.
Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth missed three games with an
injured right hamstring, and Tennessee lost them all. The Titans
hope to have him back tomorrow.
Fullback Ahmard Hall also should return for the Titans.