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QB Ryan Tannehill Preaching Positivity as Titans Aim to Get Back on Track


NASHVILLE – Ryan Tannehill isn't listening to the doom and gloom.

The Titans quarterback is focused on what's ahead – not in the rear-view mirror.

"Everything we want is still right in front of us," Tannehill said. "You want to get hot at the right time. This is the end of the year. This is the point where we want to start getting hot as the season finishes. We have got to start stacking things in a positive way and moving things the right direction. Ultimately, we have got to start that out by getting a win this week."

The Titans (7-6) face the Chargers (7-6) on Sunday at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.

Despite a three-game losing streak, the Titans lead the Jaguars (5-8) by two games in the AFC South.

Tennessee's offense is coming off a game when it committed four turnovers. In recent weeks, the inconsistencies have continued across the board.

Tannehill said on Wednesday coach Mike Vrabel is pushing positivity, and he's doing so as well.

"Everyone has got to do their part," Tannehill said. "This is not the streak we want to be on, and we all understand that. There are certain emotions that come with that, frustrations, anger, and all those types of things. Everyone has got to do their part. It can't just be just a few guys. We all have to buy in and do our part. Like I said after the game, channeling that emotion into a positive way and being able to lift up the guys around you and be better this week."

Tannehill has liked the attitude this week.

"We have shown character, just look at the ways guys have responded so far," he said. "They came in with energy, with focus, and we are hungry to get back on the right track. We are hungry to do things the way we want to do them. We did a lot of good things in that game. We shot ourselves in the foot too many times. We have got to clean those things up, build on the things we did well, and eliminate the stuff that got us beat."

On Sunday, the Titans will face a Chargers defense that's ranked 23rd overall – 28th vs the run, 13th vs the pass.

Chargers linebacker Khalil Mack leads the team with seven sacks.

The Chargers are coming off a 23-17 win over Miami.

"When you look at the way they played last week, they played extremely well," Tannehill said of the Chargers. "That is something that jumped off the tape. Their disruption in the pass game really limited the run game of the Dolphins. They're playing good right now. We are going to have to go out and execute. Whatever the case may be, whether it is running the football, being efficient, being able to build on the good things we did last week in the first half, and when we get opportunities in the pass game being able to take advantage of them."

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