Jim Wyatt comes through with 5 things we know about the Titans, including this reassuring tidbit:
... since the NFL realigned its divisions in 2002, the Titans are 16-9 against the NFC. That includes a 7-2 mark in the past nine games, and one of those was a 30-17 rout of the Vikings in Week 4. The Packers, meanwhile, have won their past five meetings with AFC teams.
Before we start thinking the Packers are just an offensive power, Gary Estwick points-out that the Green Bay defense leads the NFL in interceptions and is only 1 defensive touchdown away from breaking a team record that has stood since the Lombardi era.
And when the Packers leave Nashville, they will know thy name is the Boom King!!!
Very good sign your team is having a good year: the 1972 Dolphins get nervous enough to start knocking your team. I'd love nothing more than to crush their record, and not even be nice about it. These petty jerks' schtick got old decades ago, and they wouldn't win 5 games in today's NFL.
This week's Yahoo! Team Report notes that LenDale is on track for an astounding 22 TDs this year. If LenDale gets that many we aren't going to be losing many games.
This is sure to make BBS happy/have a fake conniption, as I'm sure Nick Harper was much 'classier' when he was a Colt:
Cornerback Nick Harper was a member of some excellent Indianapolis Colts teams -- the 2006 Super Bowl XLI champions, a 14-2 squad and two others that went 12-4 like the title team.
Of course he's going to pump up his current situation as a starter on the 7-0 Tennessee Titans, but you'd also think he wouldn't want to diminish the successful teams he was a part of in his past.
So how does he think these Titans rate against the best Colts teams he was on?
"This team is probably better," Harper said. "Up there we had a high-powered offense that put up points. Where here, our offense is putting up points but we're making a lot of plays on defense."
The Titans slipped to 3rd in Football Outsiders DVOA ratings this week, but we're the number 1 pass defense in the NFL... so we got that going for us.
Props to stupendous reader BigW for passing along Kissing Suzy Kolber's LOL NFL for this week. The Peyton Manning picture is priceless.
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