Despite losing Kenny Britt for the season, the Titans won a hard fought game against the Denver Broncos Sunday, tying Houston for first place in the AFC South. The loss of Kenny Britt who tore his ACL and MCL on a play that looked perfectly natural until he threw the ball away and went flailing to the ground in pain. Even with the loss of Britt, the Titans were able to stand strong and win their second straight game 17 to 14.
Denver started the game strong and scored touchdown on a 5 yard pass from Orton to receiver Matt Willis putting them in front 7 nothing.
Late in the second quarter the Titans were able to answer on a 14 yard touchdown pass to Nate Washington. Over the first three games of this young season, Matt Hasselbeck has looked like the Hasselbeck of old, and has produced points in key situations for the Titans.
One thing that has been missing for the Titans has been their star running back Chris Johnson. He has been virtually nonexistent so far this season, after holding out in the off season for more money. For Tennessee to continue their success they are going to need Johnson to produce something on the ground, because the Titans are becoming predictable, without being able to run the ball.
After Denver forced a turnover on a fumble by Hasselbeck in Titans territory, the Broncos looked like they were going to be able to take a 21-10 lead making it almost impossible for Tennessee to come back. However, the Titans defense was able to make a goal line stand on a fourth down run by McGahee. The Titans defense has played excellent all season, allowing the offense to stay in games and Hasselbeck to make plays late, which he did again, leading the Titans down the field late and scoring a go ahead touchdown on a pass to Daniel Graham.
With Houston losing to the New Orleans Saints, Tennessee has placed themselves in first alongside the Texans in the AFC South.
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