NFL WEEK 10 IN REVIEW: Titans 37, Dolphins 3
The Titans only outgained the Dolphins by 38 yards.
But they outscored them by 34 points on the scoreboard.
Jake Locker only managed to complete 9 of 21 passes for 122 yards. But 2 of those 9 completions were for touchdowns.
And somehow, some way, Chris Johnson has rediscovered the ability to run between the tackles and hit the corners, because the man that CLAIMS he is faster than Usain Bolt racked up 126 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries, giving him his 5th consecutive game with at least 91 yards rushing, and his 6th in the team’s last 7 games.
And most importantly of all, 4 turnovers for the Dolphins, 0 for the Titans.
The Titans are now 4-6.
I know. I am one of the few that never gave up on him… the O line is still a mess though. They’re all hurt and just not very good, except for Michael Roos. That’s it. Ugh my team.
I think it’s fair to say that if the Titans don’t select an offensive lineman with their first round pick, they are WASTING that pick.
In my opinion, anyway…
this hurts my soul…. hurt even worse to be there. we left before halftime
It sucks that you had to be there for that.
I wouldn’t take it too personally though.
The Bears defense has made a lot of teams look really bad this year.
Good news for you guys, Chris Johnson is looking more and more like the back he was a couple of seasons ago….
NFL WEEK 9 IN REVIEW: Bears 51, Titans 20
Jay Cutler threw for 229 yards and 3 TD’s, Matt Forte ran for 103 yards and a TD, Brandon Marshall caught each of Cutler’s TD passes.
But the real story was the Bears dominant defense.
The Bears’ D bitch slapped the Titans to the tune of one Brian Urlacher interception returned 46 yards for a TD, one blocked punt recovered for a TD by Corey Wootton, 4 forced fumbles, and 5 total turnovers in a dominating Bears’ victory.
With the win, the Bears are now 7-1, and it’s looking more likely by the week that the perennial NFC North powerhouse Green Bay Packers are going to have to settle for a Wild Card spot…
NFL WEEK 8 IN REVIEW: Colts 19, Titans 13
Andrew Luck threw for 297 yards and his lone TD toss was to Vick Ballard for what may very well have been the play of the year to give the Colts their 4th win of the season in OT.
Ballard caught a short screen pass in the red zone before diving for the end zone, somehow doing a complete 360 in the air while staying in bounds for the game winning score.
The Colts’ 4 victories are already more than the 3 wins they had during all of the 2011 season.
NFL WEEK 7 IN CAPTION:
BALLER OF THE WEEK (Week 7)
I STILL think that Chris Johnson’s return to prominence had far more to do with the fact that he was going up against a Buffalo Bills’ run defense that ranks dead last in all the NFL than it has to do with Chris Johnson ACTUALLY being back.
But nonetheless, I simply refuse to ignore a day that resulted in 195 yards and 2 TD’s, one of which was for 83 yards, on 18 carries against what is STILL an NFL football team.
Chris Johnson, we salute you.
But you still can’t outrun Usain Bolt…..
NFL WEEK 7 IN REVIEW: Titans 35, Bills 34
A great deal of this game can be summed up by the above photo,
Chris Johnson CAN still run the football.
Against the worst rush defense in all of football, but 195 yards and 2 TD’s is 195 yards and 2 TD’s no matter who you do it against.
Neither of the two teams ever lead by more than a touchdown, and it was Matt Hasselbeck’s 15 yard TD toss to Nate Washington with 1:03 remaining in the 4th that sealed the deal for the Tennessee Titans.
While nobody believes the Tennessee Titans to be a great playoff threat, the team has certainly been involved in a few of the more exciting and nail biting games of the season.
NFL WEEK 6 IN REVIEW: Titans 26, Steelers 23
Chris Johnson, the weekly dissapointment to Fantasy Football owners worldwide, woke up just long enough to rush for 91 yards on 19 carries on Thursday night in Music City.
And even though the man who delusionally thinks he could defeat Usain Bolt in the 40 yard dash didn’t stick one in the endzone, his 91 yards were enough to help the Titans win the time of posession battle, and give starter Matt Hasselbeck enough time in the pocket to pick the Steelers secondary apart for 290 yards and a TD toss as the Tennessee Titans relied on a 40 yard Rob Bironas field goal as time expired to knock off the Pittsburgh Steelers and improve to 2-4 in the process.
The Tennessee Titans, simply put, are a far more successful football team when Chris Johnson is running effectively.
The Pittsburgh Steelers fell to 2-3 with the loss.
NFL WEEK 5 IN REVIEW: Vikings 30, Titans 7
There is no doubt that the now 4-1 Minnesota Vikings are much improved. But the REAL question is; how in the hell did the Tennessee Titans get so bad, so quickly?
Despite throwing his first 2 interceptions of the season, Christian Ponder got the job done with 258 passing yards and 2 TD tosses, while completing 25 of 35 pass attempts.
Adrian Peterson, while not putting up the typical “All Day” numbers we have all come to expect, could very well be having his best season ever if you take into account the remarkable circumstances in which he is earning them. Peterson put up another 88 yards on 17 carries on Sunday and is well on pace for yet another typical 1,000 yard season.
Percy Harvin had 108 yards and a TD on 8 grabs and the Minnesota Vikings, not the Green Bay Packers, or last year’s Cinderella Detroit Lions, have a share of the NFC North division’s top spot.
It is looking like they may very well be THIS season’s Detroit Lions.
As for a Tennessee Titans’ team that is now 1-4 while ranking 30th rushing yards (despite having Chris Johnson in the backfield), and 28th at stopping the run, I would start thinking about what I’m going to do with that lottery pick. May I suggest offensive lineman or linebacker??
NFL WEEK 4 IN CAPTION:
NFL WEEK 4 IN REVIEW: Texans 38, Titans 14
Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, if the Houston Texans aren’t the best team in the National Football League, then I don’t know who is.
Double digit beat downs of the Titans, Jags, and Dolphins, not to mention a victory over Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.
The Texans rank 14th in total offense, 3rd in total defense, and let’s just say their schedule isn’t the toughest in the league.
Games against the Jets, Bills, Jags, Titans, two agains the Colts, and one against the Vikings are all prett damned close to guaranteed victories if you ask me, and the games against the Packers, Ravens, Bears, and Pats are all pretty winnable as well.
Too me, it’s not a matter of will the Texans earn home field throughout in the AFC, it’s a matter of by how many games.
Matt Schaub threw for 202 yards and 2 TD’s, Arian Foster ran for 86 and a TD, and the Houston Texans improved to 4-0 on the season.
NFL WEEK 3 IN CAPTION:
NFL WEEK 3 IN REVIEW: Titans 44, Lions 41
Can you say game of the day material?
In a day loaded with big time upsets (this being one of them), new contenders emerging, and overall great football games, the Tennessee Titans upset the Detroit Lions to pick up their first win of the season.
In reality, this game was fairly tame going into the 4th quarter.
The Tennessee Titans took a 20-16 lead into the 4th quarter, and then all HELL broke lose.
It seemed like what everyone THOUGHT was going to happen was finally coming to fruition after they opened the 4th with a Nate Burleson TD reception to pull ahead of the Lions and bring the score to 27-20.
But you remember the hell that I told you guys would break lose? It DID in the form of 3 consecutive Tennessee Titans’ TD’s that included a 105 yard kickoff return by Darius Reynaud, a MIRACULOUS “catch of the year” caliber catch by Nate Washington resulting in a 71 yard TD, and an Alterraun Verner 72 yard fumble recovery for a TD to seemingly bust the game wide open as the Titans lead 41-27.
But this game was just simply not going to end like that.
The Detroit Lions responded with a Calvin Johnson TD reception with 18 seconds remaining, followed by the touchdown that forced overtime by Titus Young on a tipped desperation pass after Detroit recovered an onside kick and got an assist from the replacement officials who did not review a possible turnover.
The game would then go to overtime, where the Tennessee Titans struck first via a 26 yard Rob Bironas field goal that would give the Detoit Lions an opportunity to respond via the NFL’s new and more exciting overtime rules.
It’s just too bad that this absolute thriller ended with an alleged 4th down miscommunication…
On 4th and 1 in the red zone, it looked as if the Lions were going to attempt to draw the Titans offsides before attempting the game tying the field goal, when the ball snapped, the Lions failed to pick up the yardage, and lost the game.
A total blunder to end an otherwise thrilling game.
Titans’ young starter Jake Locker had what may very well be his best game as a pro up to this point, going 29-42 for 378 yards and 2 TD’s in a game in which former 2,000 yard rusher Chris Johnson CONTINUED to stink it up, managing a measly 24 yards on 14 carries. Usain Bolt, the record setting olympian that Chris swears he can outrun in the 40 yard dash, could certainly do better than that.
If you are the Titans, you take a potentially momentum building victory away from a Lions team that was supposed to whoop your ass. The Titans now can set their focus to improving their offensive line, and locating a time machine to send running back Chris Johnson back to a time in which he was worth a damn and they weren’t paying him an obscene fortune to suck.
If you are the Lions, you simply can’t win 40+ point offensive shootouts, every week. It’s called defense, fellas. Does ANYONE in the NFC North put any emphasis on it??