Originally Posted by Blazing Arrow
Playoffs are games played after the 16 game season. Typically played in January.
Choking is the mechanical obstruction of the flow of air from the environment into the lungs or what the Oilers/Titans do every time they reach the post season.
You seem to forget that most of us were Oilers fans long before you were. I know you are slowly catching up however we've experienced a lot more playoff choking and failure than you have.
Sure, it's nice to have your team in the playoffs however it sucks to high heaven to have high hopes and watch them fail in the most cruel ways. When it's all said and done you are almost better off as a fan if your team wasn't in the playoffs.
Let's see, what stands out ...
Loss at home to Bubby flippin Brister and the Steelers in the first round.
Killed by the Bengals 41-14 in the first round.
Blew a 21-10 halftime lead and choked up at least 2 4th and longs in the closing minute to John Elway and the Broncos which would have ended the game only to lose 26-24
Led Buffalo 35-3 in the 3rd Qtr in the first round only to make history by setting the record for worst postseason choke in NFL history which still proudly stands today.
Earn first round bye and 2nd round home playoff game by winning their last 11 regular season games. Will things be different this season? No, Joe Montana and the Chiefs come into the Dome and win 28-20 as former Longhorn then Chief Keith Cash fires the ball at a picture of Buddy Ryan after scoring a TD that helps seal the deal.
The Titans almost choke away another 1st round home game by blowing another late game lead however are spared by a controversial kick off return some called the Music City Miracle. Others argue that the Titans player made an illegal forward pass on the return as one ESPN anaylist called it the Immaculate Deception. Bud Adams karma would soon catch up to them in the Super Bowl though as they fall one yard short of tying the game as the clock goes down to zero. The new fans in Tennessee would quickly learn that heartbreak is all one gets with their newly stolen team. At this point I am SO glad this team is no longer ours because after all of that I would have jumped out a window.
The Titans earn home field throughout for the first time in their history. Would this be the road back to the Super Bowl for them to FINALLY end the heartbreaks and chokes to finally come home a champion? Of course not. The Ravens come in and easily win 24-10 as once again their season ends in heartache and disappointment.
Facing the Oakland Raiders on the road with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line the Titans appeared to be in good shape late in the first half leading 17-14 on the road. However, 2 costly fumbles deep in Raiders territory gave the Raiders a 24-17 halftime lead. The Titans would go on to yet another postseason failure losing 41-24.
Another postseason failure as the Pats take the lead 17-14 late in the 4th Qtr. The Titans stall at midfield on the following drive to concede yet another season ending in disappointment.
Titans faced the Chargers in the first round. For much of the first half the Titans dominated the game, but they could not take full advantage of great field position and only held a 6-0 lead at halftime. In the second half the Chargers would come alive, scoring 17 unanswered points to beat the Titans 17-6 and yet another postseason down the drain.
The Titans dominate the regular season with the best record in the NFL earning for the 2nd time in their history home field throughout. Many are penciling them in for the Super Bowl. Just like last time in 2000 when they had home field advantage throughout they had to face the Ravens at home again. Would the Titans avenge that 2000 loss? Of course not as yet another season ends in heartbreak for Bud Adams and his powder blue cronies. The Titans leave the field in shame after losing 13-10. At this point most of the fans in Tennessee are starting to get the picture of how this all works.
So if you want to compare our former team to our current team, here is the final tally.
Oilers/Titans: 41 years in the NFL 0 Lombardi Trophies.
Texans: 7 years in the NFL 0 Lombardi Trophies.