Lesson No. 2: Special teams is a weapon
Head coach Mike Vrabel said it best when he called his field goal block unit a weapon. The Titans blocked not one, but two Adam Vinatieri field goals on Sunday, with the second block being a huge game-changer for the Titans.
The first blocked kick came in the first quarter when Austin Johnson got his hand on one to turn the Colts away from three potential points.
However, the second was even bigger, as the Colts could have taken a 20-17 lead late in the fourth quarter on a 45-yard attempt, but instead found themselves down by a touchdown after Dane Cruikshank blocked it and Tye Smith ran it back.
It was a key 10-point swing effectively, and it was at that point you got the feeling the Titans were going to win the game.
We already knew what the Titans have in Brett Kern and all he can do to help the defense, but now Tennessee’s field goal blocking unit has become a force to be reckoned with, having blocked three field goals in the last three games.