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CJ eclipses 2,000 in Titans 17-13 victory

January 3, 2010

Let’s give a round of applause to the newest member of the NFL’s 2,000 yard rushing club, Chris Johnson.

CJ finished his unforgettable campaign with 2,006 yards via his 36-carry, 134-yard/2 TD performance in today’s Titan 17-13 victory over the Seahawks.

Much more on CJ and the team’s season-ending win at Seattle…after the jump. (more…)

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Mistake-prone Titans fall hard to Chargers 42-17

December 26, 2009

For all intents and purposes, the 2009 NFL season is over for the Tennessee Titans.

Marred by self-inflicted wounds in the form of back-breaking penalties and three costly turnovers, the Titans were defeated handily by the surging San Diego Chargers 42-17.

Vince Young had his worst game since being re-inserted as the team’s starting QB, completing only 8 of his 21 throws for an abysmal 89 yards, while also tossing two interceptions and fumbling once.

Up next…some additional thoughts on tonight’s disappointing Titan defeat.
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Titans survive Dolphins comeback in 27-24 OT victory

December 20, 2009

Despite blowing a seemingly insurmountable 18-point second half lead, the Tennessee Titans kept their slim playoff hopes alive with their 27-24 OT win over a very resilient Miami Dolphins ballclub.

After his botched interception attempt put the Dolphins in position to tie the game in regulation, Michael Griffin redeemed himself with an overtime INT that led to “Mr. Reliable” Rob Bironas kicking the game-winning 46-yarder in the extra period.

More thoughts on today’s Titan victory…after the jump. (more…)

Titans humiliate putrid Rams 47-7

December 13, 2009

Led by yet another great performance by Chris Johnson and an extremely opportunistic defense, the Tennessee Titans notched their sixth win in seven games as they blew out the overmatched St. Louis Rams 47-7.

CJ accumulated 186 all-purpose yards and 3 touchdowns on the afternoon and the defense wreaked havoc on Rams’ rookie QB Keith Null by intercepting him five times.

The only real negative that emerged from today’s dominating win was Vince Young’s first-half hamstring injury that kept him out for the remainder of the contest.

More thoughts on today’s impressive Titan victory…up next. (more…)

Mistake-prone Titans lose to Colts 27-17

December 6, 2009

Mistakes at inopportune times doomed the Tennessee Titans as their five-game winning streak was snapped by the still undefeated Indianapolis Colts 27-17.

Fresh off a crucial drop in the waning moments against the Cards last week, Nate Washington’s stone hands reared their ugly head again as he failed to make the grab on a would-be 65-yard touchdown in the first half. Failing to score on three red zone chances also played a key role in preventing the Titans from continuing their winning ways.

More thoughts on today’s disappointing Titan loss…after the jump. (more…)

Titans continue winning ways by topping Texans

November 24, 2009

The Tennessee Titans continued their recovery from an 0-6 start that included back-to-back blowouts showed to all or much of the country by beating the Houston Texans, 20-17, on Monday night football. Chris Johnson paced the Titans offensively, while Vince Young continued his career resurgence, and Rob Bironas hit two field goals from 50+, including the game-winner in the last minute as Texans K Kris Brown missed twice from similar range, including one at the end that would have forced overtime. For a blow-by-blow summary, check out the liveblog I did.

The game was pretty even from start to finish, as neither team had a multi-score lead the entire game. The Texans opened the scoring with a Slaton TD reception after drive that started in Titans territory after a short punt, but the Titans came back and matched that with a 10 play, 80 yard drive capped by a VY pass to Britt. The Texans went back up, 14-7, after Andre Johnson beat Nick Harper at the line and hauled in a 12 yard pass to end a 58 yard drive, but the Titans equalized their next possession when LenDale White plunged in from 1 yard out in the last minute of the second quarter.

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Fourth quarter explosion leads to 41-17 Titan victory

November 15, 2009

Catapulted by 24 unanswered points in the 4th quarter, the Tennessee Titans increased their improbable winning streak to three in today’s 41-17 victory over the Buffalo Bills.

Chris Johnson did his best Marshall Faulk impersonation by going over the century mark in both the running and receiving categories. Vince Young continued his solid play with an efficient 17/25, 210 yard passing performance.

Last but not least, the defense continued their opportunistic ways by returning two touchdowns for scores in the final stanza.

Additional thoughts on today’s Titan victory…after the jump.

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Rejuvenated Titans defeat 49ers 34-27

November 8, 2009

It’s been often said that winning is contagious.

Add the Tennessee Titans to the list of those who subscribe to that belief.

Led by the exploits of Chris Johnson and an opportunistic defense, the Titans won their second consecutive game as they defeated San Francisco 34-27.

After falling behind 17-10 at intermission, the Titans coasted to victory in the second half via CJ’s exciting scampers and a defense that, despite giving up 358 net yards, forced four 49er turnovers.

Additional thoughts about the Titans’ second consecutive victory…after the jump.

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Winless no more: Titans wallop Jaguars 30-13

November 1, 2009

Led by the efficient play of Vince Young and the elite playmaking ability of Chris Johnson, the Tennessee Titans notched their first victory of the season in their 30-13 rout of the Jags.

Young completed 15 of his 18 throws on the afternoon, including a beautiful short toss to Nate Washington for a touchdown in the corner of the end zone. CJ was magnificent as usual, galloping for 228 yards on 24 carries that included TD scampers of 52 and 89 yards.

More on today’s Tennessee Titan victory…after the jump.

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Titan-ic beatdown: Patriots slaughter Titans 59-0

October 18, 2009

For all intents and purposes, you can officially stick a fork in the 2009 Tennessee Titans.

Jeff Fisher’s boys were bruised and abused in their lopsided 59-0 loss to the Patriots. Tom Brady threw for 380 yards and six touchdown passes in a little over two quarters of play, as he consistently took advantage of the Titans’ porous secondary.

More thoughts about today’s humbling Titan defeat…after the jump.

Jeff Fisher has lost this team, folks

Today, we witnessed a Titan team that put up little or no fight on the playing field. Instead of playing with a great sense of urgency, I saw a squad that played as though they were more concerned with packing for their bye-week sunny vacation destinations than competing against the Pats in the snowy elements of Gillette Stadium.

Aside from guys like Chris Johnson, Keith Bulluck and Stephen Tulloch, the vast majority of the Titans resembled a reincarnated version of the Keystone Kops.

Kerry Collins continued his well-documented struggles by completing only 2 of his 12 passes for -7 yards. Of course, his efforts were not helped by a Titan receiving group that consistently dropped several of Kerry’s throws.

The Titans’ secondary was constantly exploited by Tom Brady, who relentlessly attacked the Titans’ M&M rookie corners in the first half. LenDale White and Ahmard Hall also contributed to the chaos by coughing up the football in the form of fumbles.

At 0-6, the Titans are a poorly coached, undisciplined group that is very deserving of their terrible record. With all due respect to his coaching accomplishments, 2009 will probably go down as Jeff Fisher’s worst coaching performance in his storied career.

He’s the main person who should be held accountable for the team’s woes this year.

Where do we go from here?

I’m sure that we’ll be discussing this subject over the next few days, but I’ll get the ball rolling by asking the following question:

Where do the Tennessee Titans go from here?

-At 0-6, there’s no point in keeping Kerry Collins as the team’s starting QB. I’d be highly upset if Fisher doesn’t name Vince Young as the starter after the bye week. You can’t fairly judge what Young is capable of trying to pick up the slack in the second half of consecutive blowout losses, so let’s see what he can do over the course of a whole ballgame or two.

-Play the young guys. Players such as Javon Ringer (who didn’t look bad today), Sen’Derrick Marks and Jared Cook should be the beneficiaries of a ton of playing time with the season now lost. Give the rookies extensive experience so they can be ready to step up in 2010 and beyond.

Well, that’s enough from me about today’s disheartening Titan loss. What are your thoughts and impressions regarding the team’s woeful performance?