An analysis of what we learned from the Tennessee Titans’ Week 8 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
For the second straight week, the Tennessee Titans were able to grind out an ugly victory, this time beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 27-23.
This marked the first time this season that the Titans were able to string together consecutive victories, and the win brought the team back to .500 through eight games.
The argument could be made that the Buccaneers outplayed the Titans, boasting a 389 to 246 total yards advantage, as well as a 23 to 16 first down advantage, but Jameis Winston’s four turnovers, along with a premature whistle on a fumble recovery by the Buccaneers late in the game that would have surely gone for a touchdown, doomed the Buccaneers.
The Buccaneers dropped to 2-5 with the loss, and while they aren’t completely out of the playoff race in the NFC, the loss has not done them any favors.
Meanwhile, the Titans are now 4-4, still in the basement of the AFC South, but now looking much more primed for a run at the playoffs, though the second half of the season will be much tougher, as only one of their remaining opponents (Oakland) currently owns a losing record.
With a big matchup against the Carolina Panthers looming in Week 9, let’s take a look at what we learned from the Titans’ win against the Buccaneers.