Nov 4, 2012; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt (18) fumbles the ball between Chicago Bears safety Chris Conte (47) and cornerback Charles Tillman (33) during the first half at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-US PRESSWIRE

Tennessee Titans Offense Absent in 51-20 Loss to Chicago Bears

The Tennessee Titans fell hard to the Chicago Bears despite an outstanding display from a defense that almost never got to come off the field. The Titans offense couldn’t manage to find first downs until late in the 2nd qtr. Despite not having the ball for the first half of the game, the Titans outgained the Bears on offense 148 yards to 136 yards.

The Bears offense struggled almost as much, though their defense capitalized and terrorized, making the Bears offense struggles mute as they took at 28-2 lead in the first quarter.

Mistakes were everywhere on the offensive side of the ball for the Titans. They were flagged every other play, specifically for illegal formation, something that has plagued them throughout the season. Poor playcalling came along with it, particularly the fact that they wouldn’t challenge the Bears deep in any attempt to bring the deficit closer.

Points came in bunches once again in the 4th quarter as the Titans gave the ball back over and over, including a late fumble by Jared Cook that put the Bears over 50 points.

Titans RB Chris Johnson broke his own record, pulling off an 80 yard TD run, the 5th of his career, the only RB to ever do so.

If I’m running the Titans, there is some serious thought about making coaching changes, at least at the offensive coordinator position.

No offense really showed up this game. The Bears struggled to find success against a defense that was on the field all day and the Titans offense couldn’t help but hand the ball over the Bears. I hope the Bears offense buys the defense dinner. Either that or the Bears defense should buy dinner for the Titans offense.

Usually you have the dinner before you plow them though.


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  • Phill Lytle

    This game hinged on turnovers. If the Titans hold on to the ball, they don’t give up 50 points. But even with that said, this offense is inept. And they have enough talent to be well above average. That falls on Palmer. He has to go.

    • Justin Stewart

      Yep. There’s no dodging it anymore. This offense has way too much talent to be doing this bad. Something isn’t clicking and it’s on the coaches.

      There will be changes this offseason. You can count on that.

  • alanbmw21

    Ouroffensive and defensive coordinator have to go our defense Is horrible nah its more than horrible we just look like we cant get it together..we have so much talent but none of it is being put to use this has been a disappointing season thus far and its like we keep making excuses for why the titans are losing..we need to call it like it is

    • Justin Stewart

      Basically 28 of those points were scored while the defense was on the sideline. They were also on the field the whole game thanks to an offense that struggled to get first downs.

      I agree we have the talent.

      The question is, who do we bring in to replace these coaches? Got to find somebody…

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  • Dan

    The Bears were running on all phases

    • Justin Stewart

      Their offense wasn’t until the 4th Qtr. Their defense won that game single-handed.

  • Modesto Koczwara

    If anybody should be scared, it should be Jerry Gray. On the bright side, the Finnegan move probably made the worse dent in our armor.

    • Justin Stewart

      The only coordinator that I wouldn’t worry about losing their job is the special teams one. Everybody else is on thin ice.

  • joe mamma

    Lol “it was the Titans fault they lost” no the Titans lost because they suck dick