Tennessee (7-7) at Buffalo (7-7) Sunday 1:00 pm EST
ORCHARD PARK, New York (Ticker) -- Jeff Fisher showed his value
as a coach this season. Dick Jauron has proven to be a good
choice for the Buffalo Bills.
The surprising Tennessee Titans seek to extend their five-game
winning streak when they visit the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.
Both teams have slim playoff hopes heading into the Week 16
matchup. That was probably the furthest thing from Fisher's mind
when the Titans were 2-7. Jauron could not have been thinking
about the postseason when his team was 3-6.
Tennessee will likely pick up the $5.3 million option on
Fisher's contract for next season. Owner Bud Adams probably
should lock up Fisher to a long-term deal.
The Titans have reeled off consecutive wins over Philadelphia,
the New York Giants, Indianapolis, Houston and Jacksonville.
It's possible that as many as four of those teams will make the
Tennessee is also 7-4 since rookie Vince Young, the third
overall pick in the draft, has taken over as the starting
Last week, the Titans returned three turnovers for touchdowns in
a 24-17 victory over Jacksonville. Cornerback Adam "Pacman"
Jones and safety Chris Hope scored on interceptions of 83 and 61
yards, respectively, and rookie Cortland Finnegan returned a
fumble 92 yards for a touchdown.
Many criticized Bills general manager Marv Levy for naming
Jauron to succeed Mike Mularkey as coach in the offseason. But
the Bills have steadily improved and enter Sunday's contest with
four wins in their last five games.
A first-round pick in 2004, Losman is the AFC's fifth-rated
quarterback (88.5), completing 63 percent of his passes for
2,548 yards and 17 touchdowns with 10 interceptions.
This game should have extra significance for Travis Henry, who
was acquired by the Titans from Buffalo for a draft pick in
2005. Henry has rushed for 974 yards and seven touchdowns this
Bills defensive end Aaron Schobel leads the NFL with 13 1/2
sacks and was rewarded with his first Pro Bowl selection on
Tuesday. Punter Brian Moorman of Buffalo was also named to
the Pro Bowl.
Despite their five-game winning streak, the Titans did not have
a Pro Bowl selection.
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The Bills are coming off their fourth win in last five games. Head coach Dick Jauron has his team playing efficient football with few turnovers, stingy defense and excellent special teams. Buffalo made a statement in Week 15 by shutting out a tough Miami team and keeping its slim playoff hopes alive. The Titans have won five in a row, including four in dramatic fashion. The Titans are one of most exciting teams in the NFL to watch and they are making a dramatic push for the postseason. Both teams have momentum going into the last two weeks. Look for an exciting contest between two of the better teams during the second half of the season.