Sunday, October 24, 2010
Rapid Reaction: Titans 37, Eagles 19
By Paul Kuharsky
NASVILLE, Tenn. -- A quick look at Tennesse's 37-19 win against the Philadelphia Eagles.
What it means: The Titans forged a comeback on what was not their best day, winning for the third time against an NFC East opponent and improving to 5-2, the best record in the division with Houston and Indianapolis both at 4-2 and off this week.
Hero: After his alleged involvement in a bar room altercation early Friday morning, Kenny Britt didn’t play until about midway through the second quarter. He responded with an impressive performance from there, with seven catches for 225 yards and three touchdowns. Say what we may about his maturity off the field. On it, he’s developing into a first-rate threat that the Titans need to build plans around.
What I didn’t like: Kerry Collins threw two interceptions and lost a fumble, making things very difficult for the Titans on a day when Vince Young couldn’t play because of knee and ankle injuries. Even with heavy action late, the Titans struggled to get the ball to Chris Johnson, who finished with 24 carries for 66 yards.
Good development: The Eagles like putting Kevin Kolb on the move, but on many of his rollouts in this game Titans defenders were in hot pursuit, forcing quicker throws than he’d like or making him throw the ball away. Dave Ball’s excellent season continued as he was often the player closing in on the quarterback.
What’s next: The Titans travel to San Diego to face the Chargers before arriving at their bye week.