Fisher Sequence: Back and 4th

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Fisher Sequence of the Week

The Titan offense had been stymied for the last 6 weeks and not scored an offensive touchdown in the first quarter in 5 weeks. So in a critical 4th-and-8, Jeff Fisher left the offense on the field and trusted embattled Offensive Coordinator Mike Heimerdinger to dial up a winner.

Kerry Collins launched a 39-yard strike to rookie Damian Williams, in a play that caused every fan in LP Field to hold their breath until seeing the resulting catch.  Two plays later Collins would find an open Nate Washington for a 3-yard score.

However, typical to the way the Titan 2010 season has gone, the Houston Texans returned the ensuing kickoff 50 yards into Titan territory.  The Titan defense responded with another clutch performance that brought the sellout crowd at LP Field to their feet in support.

On 4th-and-1 the Texan’s Arian Foster, was stuffed for a 4-yard loss.  And after a fortuitous bomb to Kenny Britt, and 3 dud plays, the Titans found themselves in another 4th down scenario that would ultimately decide this game only 8 minutes  into the match. Again, Fisher left the Titan offense in and Dinger would call another huge risk-reward corner post to Justin Gage.

Touchdown, Titans.  Game over, Texans.  This game was decided on three 4th-downs.

FINAL: Titans 31 – Texans 17

This week’s victory leaves a chance for the Titans to still sneak into the playoffs.  This victory should also give Titan fans hope for next year.  Chris Johnson is still as dangerous as ever.  Kenny Britt is an elite receiver with skills.  And players like Alterraun Verner, Michael Griffin, and Gerald McRath are defensive players that have plenty of promise going forward.

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