Colts 27 Titans 13: Grading the Defense

No seriously, how did this guy beat us?

The game was out of reach when Donald Brown eluded the Titans defense in route to his 80 yard touchdown run, and the Titans also showed how not to tackle someone on the same play. Akeem Ayers appeared to have Brown stopped for a 5 yard loss, but after some nifty moves, well you know the rest. In total, the Titans allowed the Colts to run for 205 yards. The run defense has been a problem all year long, so let's hope the Front Office addresses that glaring hole (literally) in the draft.

Grade: F

The pass defense was a little better, but it still does not sit right with me that we allowed Dan Orlovsky to get his first career win, keeping in mind he was the starter for a majority of the Lions 0-16 season a few years ago. Orlovsky completed 11 of 18 passes for 82 yards and 1 touchdown. The one major problem that keeps bugging me is the lack of pressure we get on a quarterback. I am not ready to give up on Derrick Morgan just yet, but I have seen the Derrick Morgan on Criminal Minds take down more "bad guys" than the one that is on our roster.

Grade: D

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