INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 18: Jake Locker #10 of the Tennessee Titans throws a pass during the NFL game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 18, 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Following a loss to the previously winless Colts, the Titans are hardly in the running for the playoffs any more as it would take a doomsday scenario for them to get in to the postseason. One loss or one Bengals win over the next two weeks would be enough to eliminate the Titans as well as several other scenarios.
Through the first eight games of the season, Hasselbeck threw 13 touchdowns and six interceptions as the Titans pushed themselves into the thick of the playoffs race, but recently there have been questions whether or not he is injured. In the last six games he's thrown just two touchdowns with six interceptions and has seemingly been afraid to pass downfield.
Out of the 40 passes he threw against the Colts, just four were over 10 yards downfield and not a single pass eclipsed 20 yards in the air. That means 36 of his passes were under 10 yards and that was a large factor in the Colts holding the Titans to just 13 points.
With both teams essentially out of playoff contention, the storylines between the rivals are thin, but the starting quarterback for the Titans is one that will garner some interest. The Jaguars could be the first ones that 8th overall pick, Jake Locker, starts against in his NFL career.