The defense comes up huge once again for the Tennessee Titans. The Raiders only gained 235 total yards on the day with only 92 yards coming on the ground. They also had a huge fumble recovery that set up the Rob Bironas field goal to make the score 13-9. The Titans front 4 might be the best in all of football right now. They were in Daunte Culpepper's face all day long and ended the game with 5 sacks.
Vince Young struggled in his first game back from the quad injury. He ended the day 6 of 14 for just 42 yards. His numbers would have been quite a bit better if it weren't for 2 drops inside the 10 yard line, and a terrible offensive pass interference call that wiped out a huge catch to Justin Gage. The quad did appear to still be bothering him a bit today. Let me make this clear, I am not making excuses for Vince Young. If the Titans are planning on going deep into the playoffs they are going to have to get better play from Vince.
The running game was very strong today. LenDale White gained 133 yards on 25 carries. Chris Henry added 48 yards on just 4 carries. The coaches are going to have to find a way to keep Henry on the field even when Chris Brown is healthy.
It was another win that was sloppier than it should have been, but it was another win. The Titans move to 5-2 on the season and stay right in the thick of the wild card hunt. They also opened this 3 game home stand with a win which is huge. Full recap tomorrow.