Titans fans say despite loss, they're proud of team and excited for future

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Titans fans say despite the loss, they're proud of their team and excited for the future. (Image: WTVC)

Tennessee Titans fans right here in Chattanooga say they have high hopes for the future.

Not letting a loss distract from what most people can agree was an incredible season.

The Titans lost a heart breaker to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game Sunday -- coming up just one win short of a trip to Super Bowl LIV.

It was a full house at Parkway Pourhouse Sunday. Dedicated Titans fans, like Brandon Hindmon and Tres Winn, have been cheering a lot lately.

"It's not just football -- I've been a die-hard Titans fan for 20 years," Hindmon said.

They were cheering on their football team, one that has shocked the world over the past few weeks -- having what many call a Cinderella Season.

The Titans beat teams very few thought they could, like the reigning champion New England Patriots and the powerhouse Baltimore Ravens.

"We surprised everyone in New England and surprised everyone in Baltimore," Hindmon said. "It's been a fun ride."

And with a chance to make the Super Bowl for the first time in 20 years, the Titans fell just short Sunday in their first loss in weeks.

Leaving these fans upset in the moment."

"It's a heartbreaking end to the season," Hindmon said. "It hurts a little bit. Nobody thought we'd be here."

But Hindmon and others say even though the loss does sting, it's nothing to be ashamed of.

"Emotionally, I'm proud -- I really am," Winn said. "We started 2-4 this year, and it’s been a work in progress. But the future is bright for a lot of Tennessee Titans fans."

Instead they have their eyes set on the silver lining and the near future they say will bring plenty more success.

"We're going to be in this thing every year, for a long time," Hindmon said.