The NFL's worst No. 1 seeds since 1983: The Titans make the list, but there are reasons for optimism

The Tennessee Titans had some impressive wins this season. They beat their division rivals in Indianapolis twice. They beat the Los Angeles Rams handily. They beat the Buffalo Bills when the Bills were considered the favorite to win the AFC. And they clobbered the Kansas City Chiefs by a final score of 27-3.

The Titans also had some very unimpressive losses this season. They lost to the New York Jets and Houston Texans, two teams that each finished 4-13. They lost to New England Patriots by 23 points and to the Arizona Cardinals by 25.

As a result of those losses and a number of very close wins, advanced metrics are down on the Titans going into this year's playoffs. And no advanced metric is more down on the Titans than Football Outsiders' DVOA ratings.