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Titans look to reverse bye-week blues

Discussion in 'Tennessee Titans and NFL Talk' started by Titans Insider, Oct 30, 2013.

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    The bye week is generally considered a boost for NFL teams, giving them extra time to prepare for the next opponent and to heal injuries.

    But it hasn’t proven much of a lift for the Titans in the two previous seasons under Mike Munchak.

    In 2012, the Titans laid an egg in the first week after the bye, losing at Jacksonville 24-19 as Jake Locker threw a pair of interceptions. That killed any momentum Tennessee had gained in smashing Miami the week before the bye, and it was the first of three consecutive Titans’ losses.

    In 2011, things were even worse for the Titans in the first game after the bye, as Houston hammered Tennessee 41-7 at LP Field. Matt Hasselbeck threw a pair of interceptions in that game.

    So is the bye week an advantage or disadvantage?

    “That all depends on this Sunday when the clock hits zero,” Titans wide receiver Nate Washington said. “You can have some times where you come off the bye week and it might look like you imported a whole new team in here – guys playing fast and making plays. But sometimes you can come off a bye week and guys look like they’ve never played football before.

    “So hopefully it works in the right direction for us this week. We’ll work hard to make sure it does, but Sunday will determine it.”

    The Titans should have at least one advantage working for them on Sunday: Teams that have played Seattle (as St. Louis did on Monday) this season have gone 1-6 the following week. Arizona was the only team to win the week after playing the Seahawks.

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