A breakdown of what went right, and wrong, in Week 3
The Tennessee Titans won again this weekend. In case you forgot (which is fair) it was a 31-30 heart-stopper against the Minnesota Vikings that, quite literally, came down to the last second— just as the first two wins on this 3-0 start have.
Look, 3-0 is 3-0. The Titans will be one of just seven teams in the league still with a perfect record, regardless of how ugly or how pretty those wins were. That’s something to be happy about. Having said that, the way in which Tennessee got there has been suspect, to say the least and it’s brought up some major questions for the team going forward.
The offense has looked good, but how will it look against a better defense like the Pittsburgh Steelers or the Buffalo Bills? The defense has looked… less good, but how will it look against a better offense like the Houston Texans or the Baltimore Ravens? How far can this team go without AJ Brown? How long can the Titans last relying on Stephen Gostkowski to bail them out? And most importantly, can the Titans please just play in ONE GAME that doesn’t give me a heart attack?
Even in victory, Week 3 didn’t provide any clarity on many of these questions. But it did illuminate some answers and some takeaways that might not have been clear before the Titans one-point victory over Minnesota.
Moving into Week 4 with a perfect record, here are three things that we learned about the Titans after their victory over the Vikings.