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. New Giants). While the second point will highlight a weakness of the Titan’s upcoming opponent (this week, the Denver Broncos) from their game.
Chris Johnson (32 rushes, 125 yards, 2 TDs)
CJ2K has yet to have a breakout game in 2010, again needing more than 25 carries to break 100 yards. However, when the Titans have led is when CJ2K is most dangerous. Last Sunday’s game was over the moment the Giants fell behind 9 points in the 3rd quarter. The Denver Broncos 3-4 defense is better equipped for disrupting the pass than slowing the run. Expect CJ2K to get a 175+ yard effort this week and finally break a long run or two.
Kyle Orton (37-57, 476 yards, TD, INT; sacked once) in the red zone
Orton is the best thing going for the Broncos offense right now and it is for that reason that he will become the primary target for a nasty Titan defense. The Titans have victimized each quarterback they faced this year (Jason Campbell is now a back-up, Dennis Dixon is still injured, and Eli Manning looked atrocious during the meaningful part of the game), expect the same for Orton. Lots of yards, a couple turnovers, more sacks, and another wasted statistical effort in a loss.
At some point in this game CJ2K will break the game wide open with a long run and the Bronco defense will never recover. If the run happens early in the first half, expect CJ2K to match it with a run of equal or greater value in the second half. Orton will get his statistics but the Broncos inability to convert red zone opportunities will cost them.
Titans 34 – Broncos 24