Tennessee Football Update
Vanderbilt is now 4-3 after two well-played yet unrewarding losses to LSU and Georgia, who are now ranked #7 and #4 respectively. To become bowl eligible for the first time since 1982 the Commodores must win two of their final four games against the following slate: at Steve Spurrier’s South Carolina, at #18 Florida, at home vs. ailing Kentucky, and at #17 Tennessee. Or, to be more concise, they’re looking at an uphill battle.
The Titans, whose average team age probably isn’t too far from Vandy’s, now sit at 2-4 after a demoralizing loss to the surging (or, just as precisely, insurgent) Cincinnati Bengals. Credit goes to the Cincinnati defense, who added to their league-best turnover margin by forcing three against the Titans, including two in the final five minutes to take the lead and seal the victory. The Titans are playing better than their age, but obviously worse than anyone in Tennesse would like. Fortunately, the (relatively) weaker part of their schedule is still ahead of them, so they have a chance to not completely embarrass themselves before the year is up.
(And by the way, Chad Johnson is an asshole.)