The Tennessee Titans finally have something to smile about. The 37-3 win against the Miami Dolphins was the worst loss for the Dolphins at home since 1968. After completely crumbling last week against the Bears at home, the Titans were finally able to play some decent football.
The news that quarterback Jake Locker would be back earlier in the week was exciting, but at the same time there were doubts if he could come in and pick up after veteran Matt Hasselbeck. Locker was able come right in and start running the offense. Although he only completed 9 of 22 passes for 122 yards, he was able to throw for 2 TDs and run for 36 yards. But it was Running back Chris Johnson that had one of his best showings yet. He was able to run for 126 yards on 23 carries, breaking Miami’s record of not allowing a 100-yard rusher for 22 straight games.
The Titans were a more complete team. They were able to score on offense, force 4 Dolphin turnovers on defense and capitalize on turnovers. The Titans seem to have learned a thing or two from the embarrassing loss to the Bears.
So have the Titans turned a corner?
Plain and simple…No. Yes, they had a good game. They were able to force turnovers. They were able to score on offense. There weren’t as many dropped passes. But the inconsistency makes the Titans so unpredictable. The fact that they beat the Steelers at home on Thursday night earlier this season and then lose awfully to the Bears this past week is crazy.
Luckily for the Titans, they are going into a bye week. They have plenty of time to work things out and figure out how to become somewhat consistent.
Titans owner Bud Adams put Head Coach Mike Munchuk and the rest of the coaching staff on notice. Munchuk should be happy with the turn around thus far, but he needs to produce some more wins, especially against the Jaguars after the bye week.
Embarrassed Titans fans shouldn’t feel as bad after this week’s win. Although it is impossible to pick who will win any Titans games due to their inconsistency, fans can be assured they will be surprised regardless of the result.