I almost forgot about the crazy win because I was so happy Kendall finally got a hair cut!
Wow, how about this for extra craziness at the end of this game: Shaun Hill wasn't supposed to snap the ball on the 4th and 1 play. Schwartz said after the game that the back-up QB was supposed to try and draw us offsides, then call a timeout if we didn't jump so that they could kick the field goal. Instead, there was a miscommunication that resulted in Hill running the play for a loss... and THE loss.
Paul K piles together some of the history making and mind-boggling stats that came from our first win of the season. Here's one of my favorites:
The 46 combined points in the fourth the quarter of the Lions (25) and Titans (21) matchup are the second-most in a fourth quarter in league history trailing only the 48 from Lions (34) and Bears (14) in 2007.
Jake Locker had a first win that no one will forget. Better than that, he proved to anyone with eyes that he's the real deal, and the kind of QB and leader who will be fun to watch for a long time. We finally have a franchise QB again, folks.
David Climer tries to reconcile how the Titans could be so ineffective and boring for the first two weeks of the season, then turn-in the most explosive, entertaining and hard-fought victory in the history of LP Field.
For Akeem Ayers, yesterday was the best of times and the worst of times: after 16 tackles, good pass coverage and a crucial sack, Ayers negated ATV's interception that would have effectively ended the game, then batted the Hail Mary pass right to Titus Young.
Perhaps the weirdest parts of yesterday's roller coaster game were the two misses by Rob Bironas. He refused to blame the misses on the ankle injury to his plant leg he sustained during the kick-off, but it seemed pretty clear to me that it bothered him every time he needed to really boom the ball.
Congratulations to Frank Wycheck for being the first Titan to be inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame.
I'm tired of covering it, so here's the link about the running game if you want to read it.
On that note, PFT takes a look at the financial ramifications of keeping, cutting or trading Chris Johnson during the offseason.
Not really buying that the refs' 12-yard mistake played into our victory.