Tennessee Titans: Reviewing Week 5 Keys to Victory vs Chiefs

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Tennessee Titans: Reviewing Week 5 Keys to Victory vs Chiefs

Oct 6, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kendall Wright (13) rushes against Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Quintin Demps (35) during the second half at LP Field. Kansas City won 26-17. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Last week, Titan Sized gave seven keys to victory for the Tennessee Titans in their Week 5 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. Here was that article. Below is a listing of those seven keys:

  • Quarterback Play
  • Pass Protection: Keeping Justin Houston, Tamba Hali off Ryan Fitzpatrick
  • Interior Offensive Line vs Donatri Poe
  • Chris Johnson
  • Containment of Jamaal Charles as Running Back, Receiver
  • Winning the “Big Play” Battle
  • Turnovers

Was this a fair, honest and accurate assessment? Let’s take a look at each synopsis and see whether the Titans accomplished it.


Quarterback Play

Everyone wants to know how Ryan Fitzpatrick will perform now that he has an NFL-caliber supporting cast behind him. It’s an awkward situation because, despite his role as the No. 2 quarterback, Fitzpatrick’s experience could allow Dowell Loggains to open up his playbook in a more aggressive approach. The Titans need Fitzpatrick to make enough plays to complement Chris Johnson, who should have a strong day running the football.

More on that later.

REALITY: Fitzpatrick couldn’t come through when it counted most. Down 20-17, Fitzpatrick threw two interceptions in the final seven minutes of regulation. He finished the game completing 21-of-41 for 247 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.

Not everything was his fault. Receivers must catch the football. Offensive linemen must block. Despite that, Fitzpatrick has brought his unsuccessful comeback trend to Tennessee. Can the coaches fix it?

FAILURE (0 of 1)

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