Archive for November, 2008

A look at the AFC playoff picture from the Titans’ perspective

November 30, 2008

With Week 13 of the 2008 NFL regular season mostly in the books, it’s time to take a look at the AFC playoff picture, and possible scenarios for the Tennessee Titans.

The Titans currently stand atop the AFC with an 11-1 record.  The 1 loss is, of course, a conference loss to the Jets.  The remaining games are as follows:
Week 14 v.Cleveland
Week 15 @Houston
Week 16 v.Pittsburgh
Week 17 @Indianapolis

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The View from Ford Field

November 29, 2008

Well, there’s something to be said for blowing off family this holiday weekend and enjoying a Titans blowout victory in person.  What follows after the jump are disjointed thoughts from the 5th row.

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A look at the Titans against 3-4 defenses

November 29, 2008

It’s no secret the Titans run the ball better against 4-3 defenses than they do against 3-4 defenses, and I thought I’d take a closer look at the numbers.

 
Why would this madman waste his time on such foolishness, you may ask? Two reasons. First, two of the four teams on the Titans’ remaining schedule, the Browns and Steelers, play a 3-4 defense.

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Thanksgiving blowout: Titans stuff Lions 47-10

November 27, 2008

Folks, smashmouth football has returned to Nashville.

Smash and Dash ran through and around the Lions’ 32nd ranked rush defense in the Tennessee Titans’ lopsided 47-10 victory over the still-winless Detroit Lions.

My thoughts on today’s commanding Tennessee Titan Turkey Day victory are after the jump.

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Titans-Lions gameday thread

November 27, 2008
Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you all have a great one with your family and friends while you watch the Titans and Lions on TV.
 
Please use the comments section below to speak out before, during and after the game.
 
I hope you enjoy your turkey and all the fixings while watching the Titans win again. What a way to spend a Thanksgiving! It doesn’t get much better.
 
Gameday inactives after the jump…

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Titans/Lions Q&A exchange: Part II

November 26, 2008

In part II of our question and answer exchange with Al Beaton of The Wayne Fontes Experience, Al will provide some insight about the Tennessee Titans’ upcoming opponent: the Detroit Lions.

My questions and his answers are after the jump.

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Titans-Lions Injury Report

November 26, 2008

Not a real injury report per se, but it’s still the information we have, so here’s the scoop:

LB Colin Allred (concussion), LB Keith Bulluck (chest), CB Chris Carr (shoulder), CB Nick Harper (ankle), DT Jason Jones (foot), and OT Michael Roos (foot) all fully participated in Tuesday’s practice.  Harper, Allred, Jones, and DT Albert Haynesworth (knee) all did not participate in Monday’s practice, while Bulluck, Carr, Roos, DE Jevon Kearse (knee), WR Justin McCareins (ankle), and DE Kyle Vanden Bosch (groin) all were listed as limited participation in practice.  The latest word is that Harper and Jones are both good to go on Thursday.

For the Lions, LB Alex Lewis (pectoral), QB Dan Orlovsky (right hand), C Dominic Raiola (hand), CB Keith Smith (groin), QB Drew Stanton (concussion), and DE Dewayne White (calf) all missed Tuesday’s practice, while DT Shaun Cody (elbow), DT Chuck Darby (calf), WR Mike Furrey (concussion), G Edwin Mulitalo (knee), TE John Owens (toe), DT Cory Redding (knee), LB Ernie Sims (knee), and RB Kevin Smith (shoulder) all participated in practice on a limited basis.

In other injury-related news, the Titans have announced that Rafael Little will remain on the non-football injury list for the remainder of this season, and will be competing for a job come training camp 2009.

Tennessee Titans at Detroit Lions preview

November 25, 2008

If you have to play on a short week, what easier way to do it than to play the worst team in the league? After losing their first game of the year, the Titans have a few things to improve upon and would like to get back on the winning track. It’s a good time to get back to basics.
The Lions are 1-18 in their last 19 games. Their last winning season was in 2000. They are 31-92 since 2001, when Matt Millen became their president and CEO. The albatross of Millen is no longer around the franchise’s neck, but the damage he did remains and will take a long time to repair.

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Titans/Lions Q&A exchange: Part I

November 25, 2008

In Part I of this week’s question and answer exchange, I’ll answer five questions sent to me from Al Beaton of MVN’s The Wayne Fontes Experience.

My answers to Al’s great questions are after the jump.

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Titans/Lions Q&A exchange

November 24, 2008

It’s a short week so we’ll prepare for our upcoming Q&A exchange a little earlier than usual.

Al Beaton of The Wayne Fontes Experience is MVN’s resident Detroit Lions’ writer and I will be picking his brains for some in-depth information on the winless Lions. In return, I’ll answer his questions regarding the 10-1 Tennessee Titans.

So guys: is there anything that you’re dying to find out about this week’s opponent?

Feel free to leave any questions that you may have in the comments section below this post.