Titans Back at .500

The seemingly impossible has happened. The Tennessee Titans, who started the season 0-5, are now at the .500 mark with a record of 7-7. In today’s NFL, that is next to impossible.

Here’s the thing though, after yesterday’s win it felt like a loss. The offense and VY barely had any time on the field and, when they did, it wasn’t all that impressive. The Titan defense, lead by Pacman Jones, managed to capitalize on enough of the Jaguars mistakes, but they just didn’t look good doing it. They were on the field for over two thirds of the game and Jacksonville was wearing them down with first down after first down. Since these “new” Titans have emerged about seven weeks ago, this was by far their worst performance…and yet they won.

Winning the ugly games when the team as a whole is not at their best is what makes a serious playoff contender. The Titans are, in all likelihood, not going to make the playoffs this year, but if they can manage to keep this new found attitude in place through next season, then winning week after week and expecting to go to playoff games at L.P. Field will once again be the norm.

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