We're 7-0 with a sweep of the first half of divisional games, a healthy roster and arguably the best defense, coaching staff and rushing attack in the league. It's a good day to be a Titans fan, people!!!
This is why our guys keep winning:
"Come tomorrow, we’re looking for 8-0," receiver Justin McCareins said with Green Bay scheduled to visit on Sunday. "We’re going to continue to try and improve and put a perfect game together."
That's the attitude and focus that lets opponents know there'll be no shelter when the Titans take the field. When you have that in your favor, the battle is half-won before they even turn on the lights.
These Titans are drawing comparisons to the 1999 team from... the 1999 team. The biggest difference I can find is that this team still hasn't lost, whereas the 1999 team started out 6-1. Thats about it.
He may not be the original 'Mr. Monday Night', but Chris Hope had a game for the ages with INTs and big hits. I think while I was typing that Hope picked off yet another pass...
I don't know which is better, that we're 7-0 or that these Titans are finally consistently winning games before the last drive. I haven't had one Fisher-ball induced heart attack yet this year (though I almost did during the Baltimore game).
NFL.com has an awesome highlight package from last night. Kerry Collins really was nails after the middle of the 3rd quarter. I hope it's sinking in for VY just how important that poise and composure has been this year.
Kerry Collins threw for 193 yards last night, so his streak of wins with less than 200 yards passing is in tact:
TITANS ARE 7-0, NOT DOING IT THROUGH THE AIR
The Titans are 7-0 and they have not thrown for 200 or more yards in any game this season. The last NFL team to win its first seven games of a season without throwing for 200 yards in any of the seven games was John Robinson's 1985 Rams, with Dieter Brock at quarterback (and Eric Dickerson in the backfield).
Fox Sports makes up for the fact that they publish stupid statements by Jason Whitlock by posting a good slideshow on the 5 keys to the Titans' victory.
In our lone non-MNF related link, Football Outsiders examines why our defense isn't hurt by the fact that they lead the NFL in penalties. Basically, "not all penalties are created equal." Props to jasonkylebates whom I just realized had this link in the fanshots yesterday.
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