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Friday, August 22, 2008
In-game analysis: Titans at Atlanta

By Paul Kuharsky

Posted by's Paul Kuharsky

ATLANTA -- Vince Young looked far better tonight than he did last week against the Raiders. But he still wound up with a 44.2 passer rating and an interception to go with no touchdown passes. The Titans looked to have game planned a bit more and he made some good throws and some good decisions.

One point of emphasis through the first two weeks was that Young had managed the game well and not turned the ball over. He did tonight, with a bad throw on the final play of the first quarter. He seemed flat-footed as he threw well behind Brandon Jones. Cornerback Chevis Jackson picked it off easily and took it 28 yards. The Falcons moved to a 39-yard Jason Elam field goal from there and pulled even at 3-3.

Atlanta rookie Matt Ryan stayed in longer than Young and his second-half series against the Titans' second team defense was where he got his touchdown pass. He matched Young yard-for-yard with 102 and posted a 97.7 rating.

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