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Titans Hope Third Time Is Charm as Top Seed in AFC Playoffs

Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) looks to throw against the Houston Texans during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/Justin Rex )
Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill (17) looks to throw against the Houston Texans during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/Justin Rex )
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(AP) -- No team ever needed a first-round bye in the playoffs more than the Tennessee Titans, who used a record 91 players this season, most ever in a non-strike season.

The Titans (12-5) edged perennial power Kansas City (12-5) for the top seed and the lone bye in the AFC playoffs.