Titans hanging in at half in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- The Tennessee Titans are fortunate to still be in their game with the Atlanta Falcons at the half.

Atlanta drove to an easy touchdown on its first possssion. Then Tennessee’s defense twice buckled down in the red zone after solid Falcons' marches, forcing the Falcons to settle for Matt Bryant field goals.

The Titans did well to move the ball in a two minute drive, getting a 46-yard field goal out of Rob Bironas just before the half.

It’s 13-3 though it feels a lot worse.

If the Titans can come out of intermission, play some defense and piece a scoring drive together, they’ll be right in the thick of it.

And the longer they can stay in the thick of it, on the road against a team that appears to have superior talent, the better, of course.

The Titans seemed to have a feeling for getting Nate Washington open and Javon Ringer’s done nice work as a pass-catcher. I’d like to see more of both.