RTC: Zach Brown was benched

Reading the coverage of the Tennessee Titans…

David Climer of The Tennessean pairs up what Tommy Smith said before the game and what the Titans did during the game.

Mike Munchak: “It just seems like we’ve been finding a different way to lose games that we’ve got a great chance of winning. The guys fought. They believed we would win this game. But we haven’t been able to come back and finish it. It’s unfortunate.” Jim Wyatt’s game story from The Tennessean.

The Titans needed one key stop, and has been the case recently, they simply couldn’t find it, says John Glennon of The Tennessean.

Linebacker Zach Brown got pulled out of the defense early, says Glennon.

To which I say: Munchak didn’t seem to have much of a handle on why his defensive coaches went with Zaviar Gooden over Brown.

The Titans were eliminated from playoff contention. Writes David Boclair of the Nashville Post: "Tennessee is one of eight of NFL teams that have failed to earn at least one postseason berth since 2008. That group includes such downtrodden organizations as the Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders, Jacksonville Jaguars and St. Louis Rams. Two of those eight, Carolina and Miami, currently are in position to make the playoff field this season."

The 37-34 OT loss to Arizona is fourth on the list of most points scored in a Titans' loss since the team changed its name, says Boclair.