Tuesday, December 21, 2010
AFC South Week 15 decisive moment
By Paul Kuharsky
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We’re going to be rebellious here and go with three moments instead of one, because they are easily grouped.
The Titans were super-aggressive on fourth down early in their 31-17 win over the Texans at LP Field on Sunday.
They converted a fourth-and-8 from the Houston 49 on the first possession of the game, with Kerry Collins hitting Damian Williams up the left side for a 39-yard gain.
They stuffed Arian Foster for a 4-yard loss when the Texans went for it on fourth-and-1 from the Tennessee 35 on their first possession. Linebacker Tim Shaw stuffed Foster and set the Titans up for a second quick scoring drive.
Then, the Titans converted a fourth-and-1 from the Houston 1 as Collins hit Justin Gage on a fade for a touchdown. With just 8:22 gone in the game, the Titans were up 14-0 and on their way.
“We felt good about what we had, and as I said after the game, we felt good about being able to anticipate some things that we might get and attack them,” Jeff Fisher said. “We predicted and guessed right and it helps that we were able to execute.”