It wasn’t all bad for the Tennessee Titans
To say that the Tennessee Titans kicked off their season with a disappointment is a major understatement, as they fell to the lowly New York Giants 21-20 on their home field. Not only did they lose, but they blew a 13-0 halftime lead, only magnifying the disastrous result.
For a team coming off of an offseason where they had to trade their star wide receiver in a brutal breakup, just saw their best edge rusher tear the ACL just days before the season, and has a quarterback who is on thin ice as far as his job security beyond 2022, it looks like they could be in for a long and rough season.
There is absolutely no way that the Titans should have lost this game, nor should they have put themselves in a position where they had to win it on a last-second field goal. They are in a lot of trouble at the moment, and changes need to be made if they still want to have a chance to compete this year.
Tennessee Titans still did good things in Week 1 that must be replicated
At this point, the reasons why the Tennessee Titans fell to the Giants have been well documented. First and foremost, Todd Downing once again proved to be out of his element as offensive coordinator and made many critical mistakes that killed the team.
And for a team that was so stout against the run last year, they had absolutely no answers for Saquon Barkley, as he rushed 18 times for 164 yards, a touchdown, and the two-point conversion that ultimately won the game for the Giants. Particularly around the edges, there was nothing the Titans could do to keep Barkley in check.
But as we have learned by now, football is a complex game, and for all the bad things that happen, there are good things that happen in close games like the Titans played on Sunday. It was a brutal loss, but it was only Week 1, and there is still plenty of time for them to correct the bad things and build on the good that happened.
Let’s give everyone a chance to feel better and dive into three things that did and should continue to give the Titans a chance to win as the season progresses.