NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans and Mike Munchak have one more game to give owner Bud Adams reason to think the coach really can turn around this franchise.
Adams couldn't stand to watch all of the Titans' 55-7 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. The owner, who turns 90 on Jan. 3, plans to talk with Munchak and his front office after the season finale. Munchak said he will detail what's gone wrong and his plan to fix the team.
The coach pointed out he's had one offseason with the Titans (5-10).
"There's a lot of things that are concerning," said Munchak, who has two years left on his contract. "I'll just start with the record. That's concerning. That's the most important factor."
The Titans have lost six of eight. Once again, they're last in points allowed in the NFL (451), and now the franchise record for most points given up in a season is at risk Sunday against Jacksonville (2-13). The then-Houston Oilers yielded 460 points in 1983, Munchak's second season as a player.
Cornerback Alterraun Verner said after the loss the Titans must have a serious self-evaluation.
"We have one more game, and we've got to fix it," Verner said. "We've got to come out way better than this and finish off strong. This is embarrassing."
At least the Titans don't have to play an opponent with a winning record. They are 0-7 against such teams this season.
Sunday is no guaranteed win for Tennessee, though. The Titans lost 24-19 in Jacksonville on Nov. 25, and Munchak fired his offensive coordinator the next day. Munchak had the team in Monday to watch the loss to Green Bay before letting players leave for the holiday.