2PC: Vince wins again

The 2-point conversion, or 2PC, is two quick points from this week’s game about next week’s game.  The first point will highlight a Titan player or unit that was the game-changing factor in this week’s game (vs. the Oakland Raiders).  While the second point will highlight a weakness of the Titan’s upcoming opponent (this week, the Pittsburgh Steelers) from their game.


1. Tennessee Titans

Vince Young (13-17, 154 yards, 2 TD; 30 rushing yards, 1 FUM)

Besides an atrocious opening drive, Vince Young looked poised throughout the meaningful portion of the game.  Commanding the offense efficiently, while sprinkling in a big play or two will be the winning formula for VY, this year, and next week versus a stingy Steeler defense.  The Nate Washington play-action pass, in particular, was perfectly executed and a game-plan changing play for the Raiders.


2. Pittsburgh Steelers

Pass Defense (252 yards allowed, 2 sacks, 1 INT, 4 PD)

Matt Ryan looked uncomfortable all-day, but it’s hard to tell if that was necessarily the Steelers creating pressure or a preseason hangover from a still-young Falcon team.  Make no mistake, Troy Polamalu is a play-maker.  And LaMarr Woodley with James Harrison will give David Stewart and Michael Roos all they can handle.  But, this is a game that can be won with a single, patient play from VY or CJ2K.  If the Titans protect the ball, the score will take care of itself.

The smart money is to expect another 13-10 OT barn-burner out of this matchup, like last year.  However,  after VY’s steady performance and Dennis Dixon’s lucky escape, I see this game getting away from the Steelers late.

Titans 24 – Steelers 12

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Tags: Atlanta Falcons Chris Johnson David Stewart Dennis Dixon James Harrison LaMarr Woodley Matt Ryan Michael Roos Nate Washington Oakland Raiders Pittsburgh Steelers Tennessee Titans Troy Polamalu Vince Young

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