Crown them: It'll take a disaster for Titans not to win AFC South now

INDIANAPOLIS – When Mike Vrabel talks with contempt about front-runners, he’s aiming at people who can only handle being in prime position, who don’t handle adversity well, who can’t or won’t battle.

His team fought hard for him, again, Sunday producing an improbable 34-31 overtime win over Indianapolis that produced an even more improbable AFC South lead.

Vrabel now leads a team full of frontrunners of another, more likable sort.

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Eight games into the 2021 season, the 6-2 Titans are three games ahead of the Colts. With the tiebreaker that comes with a season sweep of the series, it’s effectively a four-game lead.

“That was playoff football,” Colts’ corner Kenny Moore said. “That’s the type of environment that we all strive to play for, play into. We knew what was at stake. We knew the AFC South – that was the game and we lost.”

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