Back to Back Titan Wins
For the first time in three years, the Tennessee Titans have won back to back games with a 28-22 victory today at LP Field over the Houston Texans.
It was a refreshing change for frustrated Titans fans to see everything go the Titans way in a season where everything has seemed to go wrong. It was also a game of firsts.
Tony Brown (DT), picked up in early October off the street, grabbed a David Carr fumble in the closing seconds of the first half and rumbled 40 yards for his first NFL touchdown. Wide Receiver Bobby Wade caught a Vince Young pass in the third quarter to also record his first NFL touch down. Pacman Jones, who was questionable going into the game due to his off the field court verdict, grabbed a tipped pass in the early stages of the third quarter to finally pick up his first NFL interception. Jones also scored his second NFL punt return for a touchdown in this game.
Offensively it was a perplexing game. Vince Young did a decent job of managing the game, but certainly didn’t blow anybody away with his anemic stats (7/15, 87 yards passing, 1 passing TD, 44 yards rushing, 1 Rushing TD). The run game was disappointing today after 2 consecutive 100 yd rushing performances Travis Henry only produced 29 rushing yards and 35 yards from Lindale White.
Without a doubt, this game was won by the ability of the Titans to capitalize on the Texans mistakes and the great special teams play.
I have to hand it to Jeff Fisher and the Titans for quickly regaining control of a season that appeared just a few weeks ago to be spinning out of control. This team has shown a certain resilience and character that the past two editions of the Titans (2004 & 2005) seemed to lack.
The schedule doesn’t get any easier for them with Jacksonville on the road next week and I honestly don’t know if this team has the guns to go into that fight and win 3 in a row. But, I can comfortably say that I feel much better about our prospects to go into Alltel stadium and compete for a win than I did three to four weeks ago.