Friday, October 2, 2009

Titans' season spinning out of control

Of all the developments in the NFL season so far, the Titans 0-3 start may be the most surprising. However, should we be that surprised? After starting last season 10-0, the Titans have now lost six out of their last nine regular season games. Throw in the playoff game, and they have lost seven out of ten. Maybe the dip started last year, and nobody noticed.

At this point, we all need to stop figuring out ways in which the Titans can rally and still make the playoffs. Simply put, the Titans must figure out how to get one win. This week looks like a good opportunity as Jacksonville is 1-2, but the Titans must get more efficient on offense, defense, and special teams. Special teams' blunders cost Tennessee the game against the Jets, but the offense dried up and died in the fourth quarter. Kerry Collins missed his last 13 passes, and that is pretty difficult to do.

As for Jacksonville, their only win was on the road last week at Houston. Running back Maurice Jones-Drew is their bread and butter, and he scored three touchdowns against the Texans. If the Titans can shut him down, they will win. It's as simple as that.

Call me crazy, but the Titans are simply too good to slip to 0-4. Then again, I thought they were too good to slip to 0-3.

The pick: Tennessee 20 Jacksonville 17

Other picks: Indianapolis over Seattle, Houston over Oakland, New Orleans over N.Y. Jets, Pittsburgh over San Diego, Minnesota over Green Bay, New England over Baltimore

Last week: 7-2 (.778), Overall: 20-7 (.741)

1 comment:

Chris said...

Jacksonville 37 Tennessee 17. An absolute disaster. The Jaguars destroyed the Titans and dominated the game. Tickets should be a lot easier to get the rest of the year for Titans' home games.