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If a shutout can bode well...

Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky
INDIANAPOLIS -- If there is a silver lining to getting shutout for the Titans, here it is: The team hasn't been shutout since 1999, and it went to the Super Bowl that season.

Miami beat Tennessee in Florida on Nov. 7, 1999, 17-0.

The Titans finished that season 13-3 -- just like finished this one after the 23-0 loss to the Colts. And their 1999 season didn't end until they lost to St. Louis in the first Super Bowl appearance in franchise history.

One other little thing I just noticed: The song played over the speakers at Lucas Oil Stadium during the 2-minute warning break was "Use Somebody," by Murfreesboro, Tennessee's own Kings of Leon.