Atlanta Falcons at Tennessee Titans: Studs, Duds & Reaction

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Aug 24, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt (18) is introduced before a game against the Atlanta Falcons at LP Field. The Titans beat the Falcons 27-16. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

How much does a preseason Game No. 3 win against a projected Super Bowl contender mean? I’m sure the New England Patriots, Baltimore Ravens and Falcons hope it means little. Their opponents feel otherwise.

Due to some injuries and previous struggles on the Falcons offensive line, it wasn’t entirely surprising to see the Titans dominate the trenches. That doesn’t take away from a strong showing against the first-teamers. Locker could’ve done some things better, as could Fitzpatrick. Preston made a strong case for making the 53.

A quality performance that will silence many critics—at least until Aug. 29. Expect a majority of that action to come from players who’ll audition for spots on the practice squad and 53-man roster spots, many of which may come from different organizations. On Aug. 27, teams will trim their rosters from 90 players to 75.

Are fans satisfied with an extremely efficient Locker or do they crave more downfield action? Did you have any concerns from this matchup, e.g. shoddy tackling and/or inconsistent run-defense? Discuss in the comments, Twitter or Facebook.

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