Oct 28, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans safety Michael Griffin (33) celebrates after making an interception against the Indianapolis Colts during the second half at LP Field. The Colts beat the Titans 19-13 in overtime. Mandatory credit: Don McPeak-US PRESSWIRE

Tennessee Titans: Week 8 Winners and Losers

The Tennessee Titans lose a heart-breaker to the Indianapolis Colts.  I’ve seen that game too many times.  It’s depressing.  So, I’m going to make this one short and sweet.  I have one winner and one loser.  I am fully aware that more names could be added to both categories, but the same could be said each week.

Winner: Michael Griffin.
This is how we expect him to play each week. He was aggressive, capitalized on mistakes by the Colts, and was a playmaker. If the team gets that type of performance from here on out, this defense will improve substantially.

Loser: Missed Opportunities.
Colin McCarthy drops an easy Interception.
Rob Bironas misses a field goal.
The refs blow the play dead the second the Colts’ player gets hit, negating the fumble that happened less than one second later.
Jerry Grey and Chris Palmer were not fired prior to this game.
Matthew Hasselbeck misses a wide open Jared Cook for the game winning touchdown.
3 offensive pass interference calls in one game against one team…has that ever happened before? Ever?
Chris Johnson misses an easy screen pass that could have gone for big yards or a touchdown.

Yes, there were calls that hurt the Titans, and perhaps if those calls had been correctly made, or not called, the Titans would have won. It doesn’t matter though. The Titans should never have been in a position to lose this game. If they just make one of those plays listed above, the game is over. Titans win.

Final thought: If the Titans leave no plays on the field at the end of the game, they can hang with just about any team in the NFL. I truly believe that. They just need to prove it to us, starting this Sunday against the Chicago Bears.



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