After winning four consecutive games after an 0-6 start, the team isn't ready to write this season off.
"We're playing real good and we have a lot of confidence going with this team right now, and we are just going to keep playing and keep taking it one by one," linebacker Keith Bulluck said. "We got four, and right now we are going for five."
The Titans are providing must-see action. No other NFL team has opened a season with six consecutive losses, then bounced back with three consecutive victories, let alone four, according to STATS.
Even owner Bud Adams has gotten into the act, with his obscene hand gestures earning him a $250,000 slap on the wrist and his full-page ad to the Buffalo Bills as an apology.
"I believe we are walking around with a chip on our shoulders, and we know that we can beat every team that we lost to in the beginning of the season," rookie receiver Kenny Britt said. "So we just wanted to turn it around and just work hard. And the coaches believed in us. With the coaches believing in us, we believe in ourselves."
Coach Jeff Fisher insisted Tuesday that's just what has led to the Titans' turnaround.
"We're a team that's gotten better, that's won a few games and probably a team that people aren't looking forward to playing based on the way we're playing right now," Fisher said.
This is the same team that hit rock bottom Oct. 18 with a 59-0 snowy loss in New England and the NFL's worst loss since 1976. That loss prompted Adams to push Young off the bench and into a starting role, and the 2006 Offensive Rookie of the Year simply picked up where he left off -- by winning.
Young has won all four starts this season, giving him eight consecutive victories and a career record of 22-11 as a starter.
Fisher said Young's tough to defend with his threat to throw or run, and the quarterback is working through his options at receiver first.
Now, Johnson's boast that the Titans would win out after the 0-6 start doesn't seem so outlandish.
"I'm glad that people are actually starting to talk about it again," tight end Alge Crumpler said.