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Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans: Week 2 Staff Predictions, 2013

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Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans: Week 2 Staff Predictions, 2013

Sep 8, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor (24) and Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt (18) exchange shoves during the first half at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Week 1 was a great week for all of our Titan Sized staff members in the Tennessee Titans pick’em project. Four of six writers picked the Titans to upset the Pittsburgh Steelers. The other two “haters” (Joshua Huffman, Nicholas Pitakos) had no problem seeing their undefeated record come to an end at Week 1. Titans won and that’s all that matters.

One of our writers had to step out of the competition because of other life commitments. That leaves five of us. Staff members who are included in this project include the editor, lead columnist, a staff writer and two contributors. They’re ready to make their Week 2 predictions about the upcoming game against the Houston Texans. Will they show the same type of confidence in this matchup as they did when betting against the Steelers’ 10-game home-opener winning streak?

Check out the standings from our current contestants:

Last Week
Titan Sized Community (1-0)
Ben Greene (Lead Columnist, 1-0)
Trey Frisbey (Contributor I, 1-0)
Russell Griffin (Contributor I, 1-0)
Nicholas Pitakos (Staff Writer, 0-1)
Joshua Huffman (Editor, 0-1)

Overall Leader Board
Titan Sized Community (1-0)
Ben Greene (Lead Columnist, 1-0)
Trey Frisbey (Contributor I, 1-0)
Russell Griffin (Contributor I, 1-0)
Nicholas Pitakos (Staff Writer, 0-1)
Joshua Huffman (Editor, 0-1)

The following are the Titan Sized staff’s predictions and evaluations for the upcoming Titans vs. Texans matchup that’s scheduled for Sep. 15. The editor (Joshua Huffman) posts his picks and complete Titans vs. Texans evaluation in a separate article. Check out his Week 2 analysis here.

We’re also adding a “Titan Sized Community” entrant. At the end of each article, readers will have a chance to vote on who they think will win that upcoming matchup. Whichever team receives the most votes will serve as the community’s pick. Since I didn’t give the community this option for Week 1, they’re automatically getting a win. Most Titans fans I had talked to appeared optimistic about their chances, anyway.

For everyone else? Continue to next page.

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  • P. Loew

    It’s tempting for me to be a homer early in the season and always pick the Titans, but I’m going to be realistic. Last week I picked the Titans because I see them as being on the upswing and Pittsburgh being on the downswing. I felt the Titans would be able to play ball control and that the D-Line would rule the day.
    I believe it will be a similar game plan with Houston. The Titans will be patient and pound the ball; but that won’t be enough. Jake Locker will be required to make more plays this week than he is capable of. He’ll get picked off, I’m afraid, at least once for a score. The short passing game is just not sound enough to compliment the running game. I’m hopeful this will improve as well as the play action game. With the Titans speed and potential on O-Line they should develop into a good screen team which will help Locker shore up his passing stats and confidence; but that will come more mid season. This week: Titans 17 Texans 24

    • Joshua Huffman

      Agreed.