NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Much as we’d like to sort out of the pile of AFC playoff-caliber teams below the Steelers and Chiefs right now using transitive properties, it doesn’t work.

The Titans just hammered the Colts on the road, but got smashed by the Browns at home, who beat the Colts in Cleveland and, oh yeah, the Colts also beat the Titans in Nashville.VaccaroRecoveryCLE2020AM

Photo: Alison McNabb, Tennessee Titans

It doesn’t unwind neatly. It doesn’t unwind at all.

With home-field meaning so little, bring on the playoffs already and let’s see it unscrambled for real and find out what these talented but maddeningly inconsistent Titans really are.

And for anyone taking some great solace in the Titans’ second-half “comeback” in Sunday’s brutal 41-35 loss, the final margin amounts to artificial proximity.

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