NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The “best” team in the AFC has now lost to the Jets and the Texans.

As good as the Titans have been, as high-quality as their six consecutive wins were, they do a lot to dent that stretch and create doubt with a performance like Sunday’s, one that doesn’t wash away as easily as the scoreboard operators at Nissan Stadium would like.Ryan Tannehill

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They simply erased 22-13 seconds after it was over. That’s not how it will work for professionals on the team or the fans who endured the rain to watch it and the halftime ceremony installing Jeff Fisher and Floyd Reese in the franchise’s Ring of Honor or the devotees who endured it on TV.

(The Fisher/Reese 1999 Super Bowl team lost to the 4-12 49ers, by the way, if that makes it any easier to stomach. I didn't think so.)

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